People of colour
There are many reasons why people think that they can’t be Vegan; anemia, diabetes, eating disorders, poverty, various allergies, many reasons. I try to be as read up as I can to address everyone’s health concerns with as much accuracy as possible- and so far there hasn’t been a deficiency or illness I’ve heard of so far that couldn’t benefit from a plant based lifestyle and I’ve been happy to help all that need it.
I do understand, though, that people are wary of eating Vegan because of many myths that they’ve heard about it. The meat industry spends trillions of dollars advertising animal products as good and healthy when there’s plenty of evidence otherwise- because they have something to sell. As a Vegan there is nothing I personally gain from worldwide veganism that everyone else wouldn’t gain also, a safer cleaner and thriving planet. This is why I find it odd when people assume I have some sort of agenda. The only thing on my agenda is saving animals, the earth, and the people who inhabit it including myself.
For this reason it is absolutely ridiculous when people think that making a conscious decision to not be Vegan knowing there is nothing that inhibits them from doing so at all is somehow okay and acceptable. A personal choice doesn’t have any victims, eating meat has 2 billion farm animal victims a week, 7 billion human victims worldwide, the ENTIRE ocean, the atmosphere as a whole, the animals that lose their home or are killed when 90% of the amazon is being destroyed for animal agriculture and the list goes on and on.
By choosing to eat meat you are saying you don’t care about the workers being forced to be in horrible and dangerous environments because they have no other choice of employment, you don’t care about your own health and what animal products are doing to you, you’re willing to destroy the entire world for your taste buds, it doesnt matter that poc are dying right now because of climate change and nothing besides bacon really matters to you.
Veganism isn’t a personal choice that you can choose to be or not to be. It isn’t fine either way. I’m not going to respect you either way. It’s the moral baseline and the only way we can survive and live in peace. Everyone can either go Vegan now before it gets worse or we’ll be forced to go Vegan in a few years once we’ve caused more significant irreversible damage and then no one will be Vegan because the human race will go extinct.