Why Every Argument Against Veganism Is BS


OMG you can’t get enough protein!! But cavemen ate animals!! Other non-sensical bullshit!!! Sound familiar? The hardest part of being a vegan is by far the idiotic reasoning people give as to why they can’t just step up to the plant-based plate and stop inflicting torture on others. Here are the top stupid arguments you are likely to hear against veganism, and how to shut the person up with sense and ethics.

I could never go vegan, you have nothing to eat!

Wrong, wrong, and a bit more wrong. Does this look like nothing to eat to you?

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There are alternatives to everything. Mock meat, cheese, milk, they’re even working on fake eggs. Not to forget EVERY SINGLE FRUIT AND VEG, as apparently meat-eaters tend to forget that these make up the majority of almost everyones diet. Oh, also pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, you get the point. Imagine a meal with meat. You can recreate that meal as a vegan. Try deep-fried cauliflower to replace chicken or a quinoa burger instead of beef. Not only a million times healthier, but also cruelty free.

It’s unhealthy to be vegan. Where do you get your protein and calcium?

Believe it or not, you don’t actually need to eat cow flesh or titty milk to get the nutrients you need. Ever heard of natural foods? Not only do pumpkin seeds have a whole lot more protein that 100g of steak, you can also get the protein that you need from oats, tofu, soybeans, almonds, lentils, peanut butter and pistachios. That’s only a fraction of the protein fuelled list. Sure gram for gram they not have as much protein as a piece of steak (ugh), but you avoid the saturated fat, salty piece of torture in the mean time. They can also be integrated into your diet in all kinds of different ways. Whether thats oats for breakfast and pistachios as a snack, you are certain to get more than enough protein.

Milk = calcium? More like milk = osteoporosis. In the countries that drink the most milk, there are also the highest amounts of osteoporosis. Not to mention the fact that milk is full of pus and growth hormones that will get you nice and fat like a growing baby cow. Orange juice, figs, rhubarb, tofu and flax seeds are just a handful of the ways to replace your need for calcium. Don’t forget that replacement milks such as almond and soy are also rich in calcium, without the bone thinning, growth hormone tit juice! And people think that veganism is extreme…

We’re omnivores, we’re designed to eat meat!

Urm, no we’re not.

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Unless you fancy going into the woods, catching an animal with your bare hands and then eating it raw, with it’s fur still attached and without any utensils, your argument is invalid.

But I buy from humane butchers.

HA. Humane? So if you give someone a date-rape drug before you rape them, is that ok? Of course not, because the action of rape is still there. The same relates here. You CANNOT kill in a ‘humane’ or ‘ethical’ way. If you think your meat is cuddled to death, then you have another thing coming.

Death is death, you have no idea what goes on in slaughterhouses. Is a death really worth that burger?

You can have your beliefs, I can have mine!

This is true in many aspects of life, but not this. You are entitled to have your own views regarding politics, religion, anything and everything thanks to the fact that we live in a democracy. The difference between choosing these beliefs and believing that it’s okay to kill animals, is that no one gets hurt when you believe in a certain religion or political party. By believing animals are yours to use, there is not only torture for those involved, it’s also extremely harmful to the environment and your own health. So yeah, your opinion actively brings harm and pain onto others.

If your choices in life have a direct and harmful impact on others, then we’re allowed to oppose it. Just because someone like throwing their rubbish in the sea or setting things on fire, doesn’t make it ok because it’s their choice and we should respect it, does it?

Everyone will try and argue against Veganism, but we just need to educate.

I have never felt so passionately or strongly about something before in my life, and it pains me to hear such idiotic arguments about what is clearly the right thing to do. When veganism can help to stop cruelty to animals, help save the environment, and benefit your health, sometimes you just have to put up with silly arguments to help get the message across.


Lydia is currently a 2nd year journalism student studying at the University of Leeds. While previously working at one of Singapore's leading lifestyle websites, she's now been covering vegan news since 2016. After going vegetarian for ethical reasons in 2015, she is a passionate vegan, who wants to ensure that animals are treated with love and compassion.


  1. “You can have your beliefs, I can have mine!”

    You’re reasoning on this is so far off it’s not funny. You claim that one can have their own opinions on Religion and Politics, and then claim that these have never hurt anyone!

    Holy Shit.

    Never minding the Nazi Party, and the harm it did, to MANY people, and animals too, that denies the Crusades, the problems in the middle east to this day… I mean, did you miss all of that? Did you think the Inquisition or the Nazis didn’t torture (never mind current political parties that have declared torture ‘OK’)

    And, as a former farm kid, yes, I do love animals and have eaten them at the same time. In winter I can say that being poor and all, as a kid, that killing and eating my pets meant I got to live through the winter. And I lived (and still do) in the US.

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