Speaking as a meat-eater I find it annoying how many vegans there suddenly are.
I suspect a few other meat-eaters feel the same.
Do you – some meat-eaters – if you’re really honest with yourselves?
It’s not a good look I realise – to appear annoyed with groups of people living their lives in the way they choose without harming others – and in the case of vegans taking the not-harming-others to considerable lengths.
Nevertheless I’m going to stick my neck out (also not a good look) because it’s true.
I’m not asking you other meat-eaters to do the same.
You never have to seem annoyed – just to privately ask yourselves whether you find all these vegans slightly annoying.
If you do then the obvious next question is why.
Well – there are lots of reasons: for example some vegans seem so radical and preachy and angry.
Though actually again being honest – I don’t really mind that.
I quite like it.
It makes it easy to discount them as weird – which was my view about veganism in general before I started finding the number of vegans annoying.
I think what I find annoying deep down – and again some meat-eaters – you don’t have to own up to this but it might interest you to discover whether you feel it – is the very fact that I can’t discount vegans any more.
The thing that’s annoying about there suddenly being lots of them is the nagging suspicion that they might be right.
When there were hardly any vegans – I hardly ever had to think about that.
After all it’s not as if eating meat is an incontrovertibly lovely thing to do.
I mean it’s lovely to eat – it’s delicious but I’m talking about actually killing an animal: you know – an organism that can feel stuff and likes some things and doesn’t like other things – that can pretty clearly experience fear – either that or it can act – which would be an even greater sign of sentience.
It doesn’t necessarily feel particularly great to put an end to that creature’s life I imagine.
So speaking personally I’m thrilled it all gets handled by other people because I don’t reckon that if I’d just say strangled a goat – I’d be feeling brilliant about myself.