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#1 Old 04-08-2018, 08:47 PM
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In Defence of Veganism

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the growing no-meat movement.

Last month, Michael Hunter—the owner-chef of the Toronto restaurant Antler—faced vegan activists who were protesting outside his establishment by butchering, then eating a deer leg at a windowside table. The story went viral, and provided an instant opening to mock the mounting plant-based rhetoric.

“Cheers for the meat-eating hero who took on ‘privileged’ vegan bullies,” read a Rex Murphy column in the National Post, in which he described vegan activists as “kale-stuffed vigilantes” who are “zombie-eyed” and “mean from hunger and envy.”

Social media also lit up to stake a claim for the importance of eating meat. “Those vegans should know that some animals are meant to be butchered and eaten,” said one Facebook commenter in response to the deer-eating story. “We’ve eaten meat for centuries and some of us are going to keep eating meat,” said another. But along with all the pro-meat talk also came much vegan-bashing. “Something is mentally wrong with these fanatics,” read one comment. “Vegans are very aggressive,” read another.
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#2 Old 04-09-2018, 12:48 PM
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I liked the article.


Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
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#3 Old 04-09-2018, 04:31 PM
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That was a good article.
I don't know if there was some particular reason for protesting that restaurant, but I saw no reason for calling it out in that manner. What on earth did they expect?
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