This attention has been a catalyst that's caused many minds to start thinking, but it has also brought about a lot of anger. One farmer told BBC that she "Receives Death Threats" from vegans for what she does. Multiple media outlets covered this story, only for the public to find out that this was clearly a lie and for the farmer to admit that she hasn't actually received any death threats.
Joey Carbstrong has had multiple opportunities to speak up for animals recently, from talking on Jeremy Vine's Radio Talk Show, to engaging in a live debate with two farmers on national television. In both cases Joey has told the truth about what happens to animals and has stood his ground against others attempting refute his claims. Despite this, the media has taken Joey's criminal background (prior to veganism) and has utilized Ad Hominem Attacks against him in an attempt to undermine his character. These publications range from Daily Mail, Telegraph, The Sun, and The Independent. Media outlets publish dishonest articles such as these in order to get clicks (and in turn attention, then revenue.) While these articles stir up a lot of emotion for omnivorous readers, they don't offer any argument against Veganism as a moral philosophy.
What has your favorite piece of vegan-related media been? Let us know in the comments below!
A common line often heard by vegans is “what difference does one person going vegan make?” And yes, from a vegan perspective, it can sometimes seem like the overwhelming numbers of meat-eaters make it that one person going vegan is merely a drop in the ocean.