Don’t impose your beliefs on me! The irony in claiming a vegan agenda
Animal advocates are often accused of having an agenda; something to push, something perceived as threatening or harmful; something you “must” defend against.
In reality, we don’t want to sell you anything, or turn your life upside down. We just want you to stop contributing to the senseless murder of untold billions.
What I want to focus on today, though, is the biggest agenda of them all; the one you’re completely missing.
Wait, where’s the irony?
The irony is this; while you’re spending so much energy claiming that vegans have an agenda, never once do you stop to think of the biggest agenda of them all; meat and dairy.
Did you know that the meat and dairy industry spends billions upon billions of dollars creating highly targeted ads specifically designed to make you eat—wait for it—meat and dairy, with the single mission to make money off of you?
If you want to talk about having an agenda, maybe it’s time to look at theirs? The industry isn’t interested in your health or wellbeing; they just want your money. Can you honestly say the same about your next door vegan?
The invisible agenda
In fact, the meat and dairy industry has done such a good job pushing their agenda that you don’t even recognise it anymore. You take it for granted. Their marketing is so incredibly effective, that you don’t even recognise it for what it is.
It’s not your fault; they’re just that good.
It doesn’t matter where you turn, you’ll always see their agenda being shoved down your throat.
You’ll see it in product placement on TV, in movies, on bus stop posters, in commercials, on the radio, in stores and practically everywhere else. Think about it; you know I'm right.
I’m not here to tell you what to think or how to feel, as that is entirely your prerogative. All I’m asking is that before you label someone with “a vegan agenda”, take a step back and consider your surroundings.
Most vegan have chosen their lifestyle for the following reasons.
- They want no part in the needless slaughter of scared, defenceless animals.
- It’s healthy for the environment.
- It’s healthy for their bodies.
How can either of those possibly be bad?
Be a critical thinker - be a skeptic
When an agenda is so effective that you don’t even recognise it as one, it’s time to take a step back and look at what’s really going on. I’m sure you can agree that the meat and dairy industry has a serious agenda of their own (to make money), one that is far bigger than the so-called “vegan agenda”.
I hope this was enlightening.
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