JW's are like vegetarians
Italian chef Gianfranco Vissani: "Vegans? They’re like the members of a sect. They’re like Jehovah’s Witnesses. I’d kill them all.”
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Really? My vegetarian daughter always has a lovely time in Italy, lots of pasta and pizza that she can eat. France is the difficult place. They eat every bit of an animal and even the nasty bits. They don't like vegetarians and don't cater for them. Vegans are not the same as vegetarians BTW, I can't be bothered to watch the video, can't see the point, can't understand Italian.
Veganism is great as long as you have the right kind of constitution for it. I don't because vegetable protein tends to be high in oxalates that form stones in me. I guess if I stuck to hummus, white bread and coleslaw I could survive.
I have friends who are vegan and they have a very good diet.
The problem that comes along with veganism is the potential for extremism. People become vegetarians for many reasons, including choices about animal welfare, but not solely and this often moderates their attitudes towards those who are not vegetarian.
However, in my experience the vast majority of vegans are driven by their ethical viewpoint as much as dietary choices. This means that there is always a "better" vegan. There is always someone out there who is more purist than another and this leads to polarisation of opinion along with viewing anyone who doesn't agree, including other vegans, as wrong.
The self-righteous, preachy and confrontational nature of some vegans is exactly the same as the behaviour I have seen time and time again by those who view themselves as spiritual supremos in the Jehovah's Witness faith.