In retaliation to the attacks against vegans in social networks across the globe and in face-to-face confrontations.

Vegans. Are we perfect? No. But, we are better than you.

Our understanding spans light-years beyond that of the self-absorbed masses. We have respect for life that no religious/spiritual pretense dare compare. A working vision for the future that culminates in world peace if only you could imagine.

As with any conviction, our dedication draws an assault of absurd arguments meant to discredit us while making animal rights activists out as terrorists.[1] A judgment handed down by the authorities at the demand of their handlers and favored by the sniveling populace.

Accusations against us grow from a baseless albeit a well-fertilized malice. Ranging from the fatuous to more pressing matters we cannot stall. Hypocrisy, because we kill.

We murder the multitude of insects that splatter against the grills and windshields of our automobiles, ones we disembowel cultivating our gardens or them we’ve disembodied mowing our lawns. We might even swat mosquitoes and flies, might poison the termites that eat our environmentally flawed dwellings.

We are mindful of our crimes committed against the delicate vulnerabilities of nature, necessitated by our captivity in a profit-driven, pseudo civilization. Unlike you, we strive to lessen our impact.

BTW, we realize plants are a life form. So, drop the chorus of adolescent jokes. As well, we are not trying to convert Nature’s predators into vegans. You’re a dull, witless idiot to say such.

Here’s the skinny. Likened to a 20,000-mile journey, we’ve taken only the first steps. Narrowing the gap between where we are and where our futures intend requires time. The time we may not have. An ultimatum you decide in your dystopian drive toward annihilation: endless war and your obeisant patriotism. The swarm of unfettered violence and senseless murders of innocent creatures, the driving power of apocalypse.

Your unsustainable life choices inflamed by greed and rapacity:

It isn’t veganism aiding the world’s sixth mass extinction,[2] nor global warming.[3]

It isn’t veganism contaminating the waterways and oceans. It is the agricultural runoff that creates hypoxic dead zones.[4]

It isn’t veganism depleting the oceans of fish,[5] A third of those ground into livestock feed,[6] leaving behind a killing entanglement of fishing nets.[7] Nor is it veganism that sustains the abominable ‘Sea Slave’ fishing trade.[8]

It isn’t veganism decimating the rainforests to gain acreage for livestock and the crops to feed them.[9]

It isn’t veganism squandering resources to process, store, refrigerate, dispose, and transport the remains and refuse of doomed and slaughtered earthlings.[10] Nor is it veganism that depletes fresh water reserves.[11]

Veganism isn’t the reason people starve. This is a famine fed by the insatiable appetite for meat. Because it’s not veganism buying third-world feed crops to sustain western livestock.[12]

Someday, if you and your ilk haven’t by then destroyed the planet, will come a time when people live in accord with nature. As when humans stop procreating exponentially, spreading and stacking one on top the other. When machinery and technology give way to biological innovations and adaptations.

No cars to run down animal and insect. Nor roads, walls, and fences to inhibit wildlife.

An open landscape of clean soil, air, water, and sustainability steeped in compassion and cooperation with Nature and one another.

Then all will have plenty.

We may even reach the stage of our evolution when we no longer need harvest plants, living off the sun’s energy alone. But even if we don’t, even if we need plant nourishment to survive we will till the soil with our hands, tender as the Buddhist monks.

The 20,000-mile journey of the vegan is today but the embryo of Utopia.

I know vegan concepts orbit beyond your diminutive sphere of care and reasoning and that you’ll continue to devalue those who aspire to higher realms of existence. I know too that one of two outcomes are inevitable and soon forthwith, in the cosmic sense. Either attrition will dissolve your kindred and life will live in its natural harmony. Or, the planet will die an agonizing death. No fault of the vegan.

So, while you’re quick to ridicule our principles, we offer sustainability while you’re committed to depletion. We present healthy alternatives while you stay patsy to the medical/pharmaceutical/research/animal agricultural cartels. We’re compassionate; you’re a brute. You’re a parasite and terror to the planet and all its life forms. A selfish, gluttonous, short-sighted simpleton whose concerns run shallow, anchored in unreformable arrogance. You’re a plague, and a contaminate, a virus to infect your offspring and others with your self-purposing dogma.

Viva La Vevolution!


[1] Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)

[2] ‘Biological annihilation:’ Earth’s 6th mass extinction is underway

[3] Global Farm Animal Production and Global Warming: Impacting and Mitigating Climate Change

[4] Meat industry runoff has created a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico

[5] Seafood could collapse by 2050, experts warn

[6] One-third of fish caught worldwide used as animal feed

[7] Ghost Fishing Nets: Invisible Killers in the Oceans

[8] ‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

[9] Agriculture

[10] Facts on Animal Farming and the Environment

[11] Water Resources: Agricultural and Environmental Issues

[12] Feed the World

Other references:

[a] Hidden costs of industrial agriculture

[b] What is sustainable agriculture?

[c] Our Food Our World



  1. Wow!!! This is one of the best essays I’ve ever read! Every word the truth and extremely well written. How I wish everyone, EVERYONE would read this. I wish it was read out loud on the evening news. I fear so much that life on this planet will soon come to an end because the ignorant, uncaring masses can’t or won’t understand and embrace veganism. Veganism is the only hope this planet has. Yes, it IS THAT IMPORTANT.

    Thank you Peter for your extensive research and exceedingly well written essay. This stuff NEEDS to be said… and HEARD. Unfortunately, it’s getting the message heard by those who need to hear it that is so difficult. Like you say, veganism is only in its embryo stages. Unfortunately, with the masses being so unbelievably stubborn, ignorant, and uncaring, I fear there is not enough time for the 20,000 mile journey to a vegan world…. 😦

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  2. Wow, Peter, there is some powerfully distilled truth here that might discomfit meat-eaters. I quite agree with Spunky Bunny — your words deserve the attention of that larger audience, that 97% or so who might stop reading at:

    “Vegans. Are we perfect? No. But, we are better than you.”

    Cognitive dissonance does that, particularly when each j’accuse is accurate. Here is one possible response from a meat-eater:

    “Ya talking to ME!”

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  3. I would love to have permission to post this — in its entirety, not a link to it — on DirtNKids. You didn’t get the notice because I didn’t comment correctly (that you would see it). Go to Bill’s post to see the entire thread. Wasn’t supposed to happen that way! (I blame it on thumb-and-phone reading.) Both yours and Bill’s are fantastic writing, Peter, but yours says nearly exactly what has been in my head these last few days but can’t seem to get the words down for. Thank you. 😀

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    1. Great to see Peter’s powerful words having exactly the same impact on both of us, Shannon 🙂 Exactly as it should be — providing two vehicles (our two blogs) to transport the message wide, far and effectively. May 20,000 miles travel 40,000 miles!

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  4. “So, while you’re quick to ridicule our principles, we offer sustainability while you’re committed to depletion. We present healthy alternatives while you stay patsy to the medical/pharmaceutical/research/animal agricultural cartels. We’re compassionate; you’re a brute. You’re a parasite and terror to the planet and all its life forms. A selfish, gluttonous, short-sighted simpleton whose concerns run shallow, anchored in unreformable arrogance. You’re a plague, and a contaminate, a virus to infect your offspring and others with your self-purposing dogma.”

    I especially loved that part. They angrily accuse, “You think you’re better than us,” as if that’s worse than pedophilia. What they’re really saying is, “I know you’re better than me and it really pisses me off but I don’t plan on doing better because I’m comfortable here and so are the vast majority of us. Until you come along…” Such lousy lowdown hatred. And they really get angry when they find out you’re a bonafide misanthrope! You’re supposed to love them, you see. Total insanity.

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    1. Peter minces no meat and he minces no words. As many of us here know, Mr. Schreiner lives in the real: where bonafide misanthropy is vaunted as a rare and noble character trait. Many (most I think) “experts” interviewed by standard news source hesitate/deny/avoid mention of taking action where action does the most good: shutting down the meat-industrial complex. The word “vegan” is anathema, unthinkable, never uttered in polite society, “Total insanity.”

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      1. Hi Bill, and thank you for that. I do always get a (sad) kick out of people’s reactions when I deliberately tell them I’m vegan (mainly to alarm them and also to avoid the awkward old, “Here, have some tongue sandwich” situations). It’s like they’ve been punched in the head and are stunned speechless. Until the next meeting, when they bizarrely bring up steak and cheesecake or whatever. Here’s how I react… 😒 Not all people do that, but most, even when I like them otherwise. I’d bet you and all vegans/ARAs have seen the same. We’re thought and lifestyle criminals, you see, while they and their bloodbath of innocents are perfectly A-ok. What a world; this obsession is far more than justified.

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    2. I especially like the part that speaks of something sinister secreted in some of the more sociably amiable psyches when you tell them you’re a vegan. Their expression exhibits a mutation. Sometimes nothing more than a microexpression. In reaction, my willful self-satisfied smirk emerges, having exposed them for the asshead, the braindead zombie that they are. Always a fun advantage in discovering and laying bare the hidden character of an adversarial.

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      1. You got it! It is a microexpression, a split second of extremely pregnant silence, all bristly and dopey. I love the “willful self-satisfied smirk” you bless them with, lol, you’re too much. I especially enjoy the extra strong dose of outraged alarm in their expression when I tell them my dogs are vegan too.

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        1. Haha! I love it. I don’t have a dog, but I think I’ll throw it on them so I can experience that “Extra strong dose of outraged alarm.” And for added effect, I’ll use pit bull, “Yeah, my pit bull’s vegan too.”

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  5. Hi Laura, you are so very welcome. Thanks for your voice.
    I search articles for the word “vegan” but generally do not find a single mention, as were dietary choices just autonomic processes. Recently, I listened to an interview with an author who researched chicken slaughterhouses from the inside, yet did not stop eating chicken because “eating meat is something our bodies need”. Humankind’s ability to justify any behavior knows no bounds. Decadence is not a virtue.

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