These are the words spoken by self proclaimed animal liberationist Felicity Anderson when she appeared on a recent episode of SBS’ Living With The Enemy. These words have also been echoed by a number of other vegans claiming that hunters will never go vegan.
I wonder if any of those people have stopped to consider how close to the truth are those comments really are?
If the comments are just sweeping generalisations, is any consideration paid to the damage both to the movement and to other activists that they may be causing?
Are Hunters Bloodthirsty?
Having been a hunter for a number of years before and after turning vegan, I can tell you that the majority of people who hunt actually aren’t bloodthirsty monsters.
Sure there may be a few who enjoy and participate in hunting because they view it as a blood sport, though in my experience they are in the minority.
This would be the same as saying that all vegans are left winged misanthropic hippies who are out of touch with reality.