Another “Foodie” Has Fallen

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While last year wasn’t a particularly good year for veganism when a number of foodies fell off the wagon. This year is shaping up to be an even worse one.

While most rational people are able to see through the reducetarian rubbish as just that. When a “former vegan” claims that being vegan caused her to become sick and nearly lose her life, it is a little harder to brush off.

This is exactly what is going on now with the media attention around the release of Jordon Younger’s book “Breaking Vegan”.

The media is salivating at the chance to demonise veganism as something that only people with mental problems follow, linking it to the made up “disorder” orthorexia.

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When Foodies Fall

One of the unfortunate thing about being vegan is that so many people think it is just about food, and very little else.

Making things worse are those who have been able to make some sort of living out of providing ‘food’ advice disguised as vegan education. Whilst I am not denying their ability to make money out of whatever they are able to, I just think it is insulting to non ‘food’ animals.

Because a majority of us have this weird obsession with food, these individuals quickly climb the social media ladder gathering a large defensive following who appoint them ‘vegan educators’.

Though what does it say about the movement, and veganism when these people trip, stumble, and then fall away from veganism completely?

Alex Jamieson made the bold move by publicly declaring that she was no longer vegan, with the ensuing feeding frenzy enamoring her more with her new market and further reinforcing the stereotype of vegans being extremists.

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Should We Aim For Popularity Or Credibility?

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What is it with the animal movement in this country where some people can say whatever they want, regardless of whether it is correct or not, and no one will bat an eyelid about it. Whereas others, who are saying something that is factually correct, they will be shot down in flames?

This article will highlight exactly what I am talking about.

What I would like to know is, once we become a ‘leader’ of the movement, whether self appointed or otherwise, should we still be held accountable for the things we say and do?

Or do our actions become sacrosanct?

This is what has happened recently, though not here in Australia, it happened over in the United States of America.

At the start of June this year, Ms Leigh-Chantelle Koch from Viva La Vegan, and Green Earth Group did a presentation at the Anti-Fur Society’s Animal Rights Conference about the progress and challenges in Australia.

Sadly, the information presented by Ms Koch contains more than just the occasional bit of incorrect information.

Ms Koch discussion on Koalas is where the noticeable errors begin.

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