Being so sick of reading increasing numbers of anti-omnivore messages from the proliferating, ultra-fashionable vegetarian brigade, it was a great relief to discover today that the MLA's Sam Neil ad in 2006 really worked the grass eaters up into a lather. Anyone who would like a laugh, check it out their rabid ramblings here on the Vegsoc website.
It'd be nice to see more ads using smart, popular, good looking, healthy, well known identities, waxing lyrical about the benefits of a well balanced diet from all 5 food groups, so that the grass eaters can get more of a dose of their own medicine.
The veggie brigade don't mind using selective facts, dubious surveys and emotive techniques when it comes to pushing their own barrow, but they don't take too kindly to anyone who dares to disagree with them.
I don't give a toss whether or not people eat meat or not; but I'm totally over the houlier-than-thou 'we're all saving the planet by being vegetarian' mantra being chanted by people in all walks of life. We're supposed to think they're superior and respect their views, but return respect, re. our right to choose food from all five food groups, is not forthcoming.
Many otherwise intelligent public figures have jumped onto the bandwagon, without thinking through a) the logic of the pro-vegetarian message, which is increasingly dressed up as a 'save the environment' message, when it is actually based on completely false information, and b) the unspoken agenda of many of these organisations, which has nothing to do with environmental sustainability and everything to do with putting a certain sector of the animal kingdom on a pedestal (only the cute, furry & domesticated animals - the rest never get a mention).
Clearly none of these people learnt about the web of life, which means everything is connected and needs to stay in balance - everything in moderation. Basing your diet on soya beans is not the answer to a healthy world environment!
I would like to encourage everyone to keep an eye out for pro-vegetarian mis-information in the media, and start writing letters to editors and journalists, pointing out the factual errors.