Animal cruelty cases are isolated incidents and aren’t indicative of the average factory farm.
Animals do not feel as much pain, fear and suffering as humans do.
Factory farms don’t contribute to the poisoning of the earth.
Cows bred for meat don’t create a massive amount of methane contributing to global warming. Hell, global warming doesn’t even exist.
Meat does not contain all sorts of growth hormones and antibiotics.
Meat is necessary for human health and survival
Well, I guess Cleopatra wasn’t the only queen of denial.
It’s easy to hate vegans when they constantly drudge up all these repressed emotions and thoughts. Obviously, there is so much more to the story, but I believe this explains a lot of the hate vegans receive. Although I will say it is getting better. Just like legalizing cannabis and gay marriage, public perception of vegans is at an all time high. Anecdotally, social media sites like reddit seem to be much more tolerant of the idea; the public’s perception of vegans seems to be improving.
Thanks for surviving this psychobabble rant on how defense mechanisms explain why people hate vegans. I think I took a psychology class in high school, so obviously I’m more than qualified to write this.