For a number of years I have been trying to figure out the answer to this question.
An answer that once found, would break veganism free of the imaginary restraints that are holding it back.
An answer that once found, would give those people who are vegan the power of invincibility to be able to stand up in public and say “Yes, I am vegan”
An answer that once found, would open the eyes of people everywhere, allowing them to see things in a different light, and change their behaviours for the benefit of the animals, their neighbours, the environment, the planet and most importantly, themselves.
A long time ago, I figured out that this question has no answer.
There is nothing scary about veganism.
Sure there may be aspects of it that are a little challenging to some people, though with a little bit of friendly encouragement they can easily be overcome.
Just in case you missed the memo, veganism has hit the mainstream.
Tennis players are ‘outing’ themselves as vegan.
So are ex-presidents, actors, TV personalities, and even porn stars.
The big supermarket chains have vegan items on their shelves whether it be tofu, veggie burgers, or even chocolate. If there wasn’t a demand for those items, they wouldn’t be stocked.
There are a plethora of blogs showing people how to make vegan food, whether it be for one, or the whole family.
There are even vegan groups on meetup.com.
So tell me again, what’s so scary about being vegan?
Isn’t it time to drop the plant based diet, the compassionate consumer, or any of those others terms that people hide behind, and stand up proud and say, “You know what? I am vegan, and I am proud of it!!”
This article was written by the founder of VeganPolice.com.au, Cameron Blewett.
Cameron is a long term vegan (30+yrs), and is passionate about veganism, and helping people to understand more about it and giving other animals equal consideration.
You can find Cameron’s other rants on his website, CameronBlewett.blog