So it is the end of Veganuary. As I said, I am staying vegan. I planned to all along and just needed the nudge in the right direction and the support.
What I don’t understand is why people bother to do it for the month is they clearly don’t give a shit? If you don’t care about animal welfare, the enivornment or even your own health why do it? Why totally change your diet and lifestyle for 31 days and then go back on it? I am talking about those who just treat it like a daft challenge and take nothing at all from it.
I keep reading posts about how people have loved every meal they have had, they have had their eyes opened to the horrors of the dairy industry etc and then in the next breath they said ‘I can’t wait to have a beef burger’. What. Fucking what? If you had said I hated it, I don’t think animals are mistreated and I am looking forward to a burger then fair enough and actually well done for trying. If you don’t care then fine, if you have made some positive changes and plan to continue then ace but why pretend to care and then just go back 100% to eating bacon and drinking milky lattes.
The veganuary team have been sending out videos, speeches, websites filled with info about over-fishing, baby calves being removed from their mothers to be fed formula milk, the amount of water being used by animal agriculture…to read and see all that and then not only go back to eating meat and dairy quietly but to make a huge deal about it and celebrate your Mcdonalds 😐 wtf honestly. Some people clearly learned nothing at all from the process.
Obviously not everyone will stay vegan, that is unrealistic and I totally understand some people not doing so. It is the twatishness about all the instagram vegans who ‘loved’ being a vegan through Jan and now care so little that a chicken wrap is more important to then than everything they have just spent a month learning about.