Unhealthy Religion

The waspish Sarah Vine tried becoming a vegan, and did not have a good time:

Evangelical vegans will tell you that following a purely ‘plant-based’ diet is not only morally commendable, it’s also much better for your health. But if my experience is anything to go by, the opposite is true.
I felt absolutely fine for the first few days. I didn’t miss meat at all, certainly not in terms of taste or flavour. The only thing I really felt an absence of was eggs. Since I embarked on my mammoth weight-loss project, eggs have become a dietary staple for me: nothing fills me up as well or gives me quite as much long-lasting energy as an egg.
I also found I had to eat larger portions to feel full — and I felt hungry again after a shorter period of time. But even that didn’t bother me, since what I was eating was so wholesome.
No, the real issue became apparent after the third or fourth day. Not to put too fine a point on it: wind.

One of the key arguments of vegans against livestock farming is the harm animals cause to the planet through the amount of methane they produce; if my experience was anything to go by, a vegan human is capable of producing just as much, if not more. I was a one-woman global warming hazard.

I don’t doubt that for some people veganism is a wonderful and fulfilling way of life. But the idea — widely promoted by its proponents — that veganism is something we can all embrace is, I’m afraid, at best baloney, at worst downright dangerous.

Read it all for the details, but all it did was make me want to attack a plate of ribs, just to be on the safe side.


  1. I wonder if the vegan has read this:

    Acts 10:11-15
    Peter’s vision:

    9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

    10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

    11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

    12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

    13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

    14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

    15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

    16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

  2. I recommend reading the book “The Vegetarian Myth” in which gay radical feminist Leirre Kieth comprehensively attacks the pernicious leftist myth that plant only diets are good for our health and “the planet”. It took considerable bravery for her to poke the leftist medusa in its eyes in this fashion.

    1. One of Kieth’s key points is that the agriculture to support veggie-veganism is actually more environmentally destructive than cattle farming is because dirt farmers employ a sort of scorched earth tactic. Even if it’s only “organic” herbicides and pesticides, it still meant to kill everything that trespasses apart the intended crop and some few helpful species. Croplands also must be re-planted periodically, which requires further investment of human labor and additional tilling of the earth, which leads to the loss of still more topsoil and promotes erosion. The pastures in which livestock graze, OTOH, is a healthy, commodious and self-sustaining ecosystem in which all are welcome except those that would compete directly with the livestock. Livestock grazing in pastures also stabilizes the existing topsoil and creates new whereas agriculture depletes it.

      Since she published her book in 2009, Carnegie-Mellon did a study coming to the same conclusion. They “…measure[d] the changes in energy use, blue water footprint, and greenhouse gas…” and concluded that veggie-veganism puts more stress on the environment than raising animals for meat. Lettuce causes three times as much environmental damage as bacon.

  3. Our grown kids, in their 40’s married with children are all fit and healthy and kind of goofy, son and wife eat meat but fussy about how it is prepared, older daughter who was kind of too full figured all her adult life became a vegan two years ago and returned to her teenage weight and looks great however as time went by she started using eggs and fish and she is smart enough to plan good meals and does not mind us, meat eaters bringing meat dishes when we have meals at their house, however when I eat her veggie dishes my guts bloat up and are in pain.

    Youngest daughter married a vegetarian years ago, his diet was cheese pizza and she learned how to cook good meals with lots of protein, lots of cheese and eggs and now years later they use fish at times and when I travel to visit she will buy nice steaks for me to cook. As she says, it takes a lot of knowledge and a fair amount of money to eat the way they do and she says the pure vegans really need to pay attention is they want to stay healthy.

    As for my wife and I we are meataritans, we eat a high meat diet rotating from beef to chicken to pork, sometimes lamb every day with a bacon and egg breakfast everyday. For her birthday last week I cooked a full rack of pork baby backs with barbecue sauce glazed up on the grill at the end, pretty good stuff and having lived to our mid-70’s I don’t give a shit what others eat, just leave us alone. We keep our weight in decent shape by limiting the white starch stuff, bread, potato, rice and pasta and we eat a lot of cooked fresh vegetables.

    I a person told me that a vegan or vegetarian diet would give me two more years on my life my reply would be why? Why live longer if I had to live on that stuff?

  4. Moderation in all things.
    Other than that, eat whatever the fuck you want and leave my ass alone.
    These asswipe vegans, or whatever, that broadcast to all what they eat have bigger problems than diet.

    Bear with me, I’m gonna trip out for a second, and act like a popular narcissist:
    About 4 hours ago I ate a small bowl of oatmeal and granola with milk, honey, and maple syrup. Mmmmm….

    In about an hour I’m gonna eat a wheat hotdog bun with some “raw” spam and brown mustard and a medium handful of Chesters butter flavored popcorn. Nom nom nom

    For supper I’m going to oven bake a 6oz chonk of salmon with butter n chives and drop it down on top of a moderate mixed salad and drench the whole thing with honey mustard dressing. blatt….

    There. I feel SOOOO much better getting all that triggering and virtue signalling off my chest. Now I can go about the rest of my day knowing I’m a good person.

    1. I just got back from an hour in the gym lifting weights, and am waiting for my wife to get home for dinner.

      > In about an hour I’m gonna eat a wheat hotdog bun with some “raw” spam and brown mustard ?
      > and a medium handful of Chesters butter flavored popcorn. Nom nom nom

      You’re a right bastard you are.

  5. If God didn’t want us to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?

    And in regards to seeing a picture of Sally, “waspish” isn’t the first descriptive word that comes to mind.

  6. Have never had a problem doing my bit for glewball wormening. I can only pull the ‘pull my finger’ trick on the grandkids once, ONCE! Thereafter they cringe and run…

  7. “Evangelical vegans…”

    That’s a redundancy. All vegans proselytize. All are evangelical. It’s a cult posing as a religion.

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