Why I’m No Longer Vegan

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The way that I would write this post has been playing on my mind for some time now. I have drafted it a number of times, and each time discard it because it seems a bit too touchy feely, and doesn’t really convey the message I want to get across.

Not being the sort of person that is known for sugar coating things, here is it, raw and un-homogenized.

I’m sure that the title of this piece is enough to get those who just glimpse at it all fired up and ready to send of a barrage of emails to me calling me every name under the sun. All I ask is that before you do, please hear me out. And instead of emailing me, please leave a comment at the end of this post.

So why am I no longer vegan?

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Because I want to fit in again.
Because I have got to the point in my life where I’ve decided that if other vegans are going to ignore me because I dare promote veganism, they can damn well hate me because I am an ex-vegan.
Because I’m finally believing the line the world won’t go vegan overnight. If that’s the case then why should I be vegan?
Because I’ve had enough of being told that I don’t care about animals because I won’t support whatever incremental reform campaign is doing the rounds at the time.
Because I’ve had had enough of offering organisations advice on things, only to have it ignored.
Because I am totally confused as to why I get more support for the vegan related things that I do from my friends who aren’t vegan or vegetarian than I do from the vegan community.
Because I am sick of seeing cattle train after cattle train full of animals headed off to slaughter, only to turn on the TV and see the latest campaign about a different animal wanting a bigger cage.
Because I have had enough of people telling me that it is too much to expect people to go vegan overnight, and that they have to transition to it. Umm hang on. I went from eating steak and eggs to vegan overnight.
Because I have had enough of people telling me that hunters are barbarians and that they will never go vegan. Umm, hang on again, I was once a hunter.
Because I can’t understand how a flying pig ad is going to stop the 300,000 plus lambs that are being killed every week.
Because I have had enough of people complaining that the world won’t go vegan overnight, and not actually do anything to help the world go vegan overnight.
Because I’ve had enough of the whole social acceptance idea. I honestly thought this was a social justice movement, and that we would keep going until every cage is empty, not every cage is bigger.
Because I have had enough of organisations ignoring ideas and suggestions because it wasn’t theirs to begin with.
Because I have had enough of going out to dinner with female friends, ordering something vegan whilst they order something else, and having the vegan meal given to one of them when it arrives at the table.
Because in the nearly 20 years I have been vegan, my family has not once asked me why I made that choice. Preferring to believe it is a fad I will grow out of.
Because I can no longer bear the pain of seeing other vegans promote some sort of incremental reform of a system/industry they reject.

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I could keep going, though I think I might stop it there, as I am sure you get the point I am trying to make.

So, it is with a heavy heart that I have to tell everyone that I am no longer vegan. I thank you for the time that you spent reading this post, and any of the other ones on this site.

That is what I would have written down if I believed veganism was about me, except I don’t. I am doing this for those animals that are oppressed, commodified and exploited on a daily basis. This is about doing what is right for the animals, not what is accepted by everyone else.

Veganism is about stopping the cattle in the line at the slaughterhouse from having a captive bolt fired into their skulls.

Veganism is about removing animal agriculture’s requirement for grain which artificially inflates the price.

Veganism is about climate change
Veganism is about standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Veganism is about changing society’s views on animals, both human and non-human, and viewing them as loving beings, not property or a resource to be exploited.

I am sure we have all heard the phrase “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”

Will YOU take a stand for the animals and promote veganism, or will you make it about how you feel, and fall for any campaign that makes you feel better or gives you a fleeting moment of self-gratification?

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