Remember the militant vegans who were one of many far-left extremist groups terrorizing the streets of Australian cities this time last year? Where are they a year from now?
Vegan Terrorism in Australia
Vegan terrorism in Australia announced itself to the wider on the morning of 8th April 2019 attempting a take over of our city CBDs during peak hour traffic. Their aim was to get the public to watch their vegan propaganda grief-porn documentary ‘Dominion’ in the hope it would turn us all vegan.
Of course, the militant vegans caused the most chaos in the Melbourne CBD where Victoria Police took several hours to remove them from the road. They arrested and charged 39 vegans. When they appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in October the vegans only received $100 fines which they could donate to the charity of their choice and had no convictions recorded.
The political left: Labor and the Greens for years have been enabling the extreme left to be more aggressive, violent and disruptive. Vegans are included on that spectrum, using the same protest tactics as socialist and climate emergency groups.
Militant vegans and already been terrorizing farmers and restaurants well before Dominan Day on April 8. This included trespassing on farm properties in massive numbers to “rescue” animals, causing farmers significant distress and economic loss. They also engaged in harassment of restaurants and farm cafes occurred both online and through in-person protests on those premises.
The popular Gippy Goat Cafe in Victoria’s Gippsland region was forced to close last April due to its “staff and customers have been subjected to nearly four months’ of constant harassment, vile statements and threats from the abusive vegan activists”.
The federal parliament in September last year passed legislation making it a crime to incite others to trespass on farms, destroy farm property or steal from farms under the threat of jail time. It was introduced due to vegan activists online publishing maps detailing the location of farms they deemed exploitative of animals.
Vegans primary moral argument had been that keeping animals in captivity and for farming is cruel and torturous. Much of the footage they had released demonstrating animal cruelty on farms has been proven to be manipulated and staged.
But the climate emergency lobby introduced a new argument for the world to turn vegan. The methane emissions from farming animals (to put more crudely cow farts) will further accelerate global temperature increases. Plant-based food and fake meat were encouraged not only based on moral arguments, but it was necessary to save the planet.
Veganism in the Coronavirus Pandemic
As coronavirus infections and deaths grew in Australia this past month, coupled with fear and uncertainty about a national lockdown panic buying began in Australia supermarkets. The first product line to be emptied was toilet paper, then it was dry rice and pasta, followed by frozen vegetables and then fresh meat mince and chicken.
A photo that was taken in a supermarket outside Houston, Texas showing a full vegan meat and cheese section when Hurricane Harvey hit the city in 2017 has become a common internet meme to demonstrate the unpopularity of vegan food.
The photo did the online rounds again during the beginning of the coronavirus panic buying. Someone along the meme sharing chain decided to change the caption to make it appear the photo was taken recently in an Australian supermarket.
Sure it may have been true in one Texas supermarket in 2017, but is the caption “Even in a disaster no one wants the vegan food” occurring during the coronavirus pandemic?
Based on our own first-hand experiences in supermarkets during Australia’s peak panic buying week and verified photos from around the world, it certainly holds true that vegan food is that last item line of food to be stockpiled.
The below photo is from a supermarket on the Mornington Penisula showing an empty mince section and a half-full plant-based meat section.
The second image is from a supermarket in Melbourne’s population boom region the City of Casey showing that plant-based meat is also in stock there.
These shelves full of vegan food of course benefits ordinary non-militant vegans who are still able to do their normal weekly shop without having to deal with any of their favourite brands out of stock.
Another popular anti-vegan slogan has emerged ‘We Would Rather Starve’ than eat vegan food. With Australia’s farmers repeatedly telling us we have enough food to feed three Australias our nation is nowhere near that type of apocalyptic ultimatum.
Though it is also true that some Australians panic bought six months worth of supplies because they thought a national lockdown meant the supermarkets would close and they could never leave the house. But in their desperation to grab basic staples they still hardly touched the vegan food.
Our state governments have now repeatedly said no matter what advanced stage of lockdown we move to the supermarkets will remain open and you will be allowed to leave the house to shop for essential supplies at supermarkets.
Supermarket stock levels are now returning to normal, in thanks to improved logistics in response to the pandemic and strict purchase limits. Though purchase limits have not been applied to vegan food.
Don’t get us wrong, in a free society vegans are free to choose this type of lifestyle, but this global pandemic has demonstrated that their public lobbying and their militant activists have failed to convince and force onto the public the benefits and necessity of veganism. As with climate change, you can count veganism as a first-world lifestyle choice and political social issue/problem.