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Vegans Are Weird? Nah, Not Really!

by | February 18, 2019

“You vegans are weird!”  Really? Let me tell you about cardboard tubes…

Much to the surprise of my wife and the mischief-making ways of my youngest step-son, I have a deep dislike of something that I have yet to hear about anyone else having.

For me, someone talking down a cardboard tube makes my skin crawl and what’s left of my hair stand on end. Yep, you read that right, cardboard tube vocals – forget the classic nails down a blackboard sound. So, many has been the time when I’ve mentioned this to others and their reaction has been “that’s weird.”

Maybe my cardboard tube aversion is weird, maybe it isn’t.  That said, weirdness is a strange creature. As a vegan, I have lost track of the number of times I have had it suggested to me that my lifestyle is “weird.” Or someone really went a step ahead to say vegans are weird.

Vegans Are Weird?
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Vegans Are Weird?

Sure, cardboard tubes I get as being weird. But a lifestyle that is built specifically on the basis of simultaneously rejecting cruelty, good health and helping out Mother Earth is “weird”? Nope, that’s just not so. Like bacon, I just don’t buy it.

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Call me biased, but weird to me would be, oh I don’t know, let’s say, eating the flesh of the dead, irrespective of the species.

Not weird enough?  How about eating “regular” hot dogs that are wholesome in a way that (w)hole really doesn’t mean at first glance?

Or chicken by-products like eggs that are actually stomach-churning food-stuffs if you ponder for more than a second as to what they actually are.

Or merrily pouring the milk of another species, designed to make infant calves into quarter ton cows very quickly, all over your cornflakes?

Weird is then, I would say, nothing to do with eating plants and refusing to partake in animal exploitation, misery and murder.  Tofu is only “eeew” if you don’t press it enough. Veal is totally “eeew” because it’s an appalling practice that is miserably cruel.

Let’s then shout it to the world – eating animals is weird, being vegan is not.

Just don’t use a cardboard tube as a megaphone, please.

How do you react to people who say vegans are weird? Let me know in the comments below.

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Dave Hewitt

An Ohio-based British Masters post-graduate, and ever since I was a little kid growing up in 70s England, I’ve always hated animal cruelty and injustice, and vegan for six years. The sense of sticking up for the voiceless, the persecuted and the powerless remains as strong as ever. Married to Monica, my vegan life partner who works for NASA, we’ve been in Ohio since 2015, and have managed to drive on the other side of the road without incident thus far.


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