How Do You Respond to ‘Veganism is Extreme’?

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How Do You Respond to ‘Veganism is Extreme’?

From Free From Harm
April 2012

How many times have you heard the dismissive phrase veganism is extreme? Even if you’re not a vegan and the subject comes up in conversation, you’re bound to hear this knee jerk reaction from someone. Veganism is dismissed as extreme in our culture only because veganism challenges the dominant classes disconnection between what they say they believe about respect for animals and their actions which support the unnecessary exploitation and violence to animals.

What is extreme is not veganism but its polar opposite, carnism, which remains largely invisible and unexamined...