Windsor Meat Co. versus Vegans

30 December 2013

Ever secretly thought of becoming a vegan? Of course you haven't. Everyone would've heard about it constantly and loudly. However, the Windsor Meat Co. decided to share a few facts about vegans in their shop window, trolling them into weak fury.

Meat-eaters may have yellowing fat around their internal organs, but it seems like they're having more fun, according to this little fact sheet.


TOPICS:   Not The Onion   Health   Restaurants


  • Coran
    Did you know? Many meat-eaters can be insecure about their dietary choice, and so compensate by being hyper defensive and try to attack others who have made a different choice. The more you know...
  • wonka
    A veggie at work laughed when I asked does his car has a leather interior, good luck getting round the leather steering wheel then you cunt. Vegans must be far harder to tolerate.
  • Daisy D.
    I used to work with a vegetarian woman who would try regularly to be vegan but would become so ill she had to come off it again. Some years later she died anyway.
  • Coran
    @ wonka: It is a nightmare getting non-leather products. Most of the time they just don't exist. I think there's a stigma about synthetic leather that it's some how inferior to traditional leather. Personally, I can't tell the difference. Might be it's cheaper, because it's a by-product of the animal slaughter. @Daisy Duke: I'm surprised going vegan from vegetarian had more than a minor effect on her. All you're really taking out from day to day foods is milk and eggs. Requires a little careful thought to get protein elsewhere (lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, nuts, soya, tofu, quorn, etc).
  • Ginge M.
    Quorn isn't vegan, its made with egg albumen.
  • jt
    @Wonka Are you sure they weren't just laughing at your inability to string together a basic sentence?
  • Han S.
    @Coran - I've never felt the need to have a go at someone because they choose not to eat meat, pity the same can't be said the other way around. You don't want to eat meat, fine keep it to youself then
  • Slow H.
    ^ This one ^
  • jfc
    I've been vegan for 25 years and consider it one of the best decisions of my life (my doctor agrees). Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice and why the number of vegans has doubled in the US in less than 3 years.: Also, here's a link for everyone who wants to join the revolution: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart
  • steph
    I feel like the more I don't advertise that I'm vegan, the more meat eaters go out of the way to TRY and rile me up... what's up with that? And it's not only about health--although it is a GREAT benefit if you actually eat healthily--it's about boycotting the shoddy economics and inefficiencies that go along w/ "meatonomics", while cultivating a compassionate/conscientious mindset. It's one of those can't lose situations really.
  • Coran
    @Han Solo: That's good of you, but the same cannot be said for the rest of the meat eating population (case in point, this "article"). If someone has a go at you for what you eat, it has nothing to do with which side of the debate they've chosen, it's because they're a twat. Just like when I get into the millionth pointless debate about why I don't eat meat, I assume it's because they're a twat, not because they're a meat eater.
  • Old G.
    I used to have some friends who were vegetarians who would constantly go on about how they were superior for not eating meat. This went on for ages until I pointed out that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian. Just goes to show that vegetarians can be twats too. By the way I've been vege for over 25 years. :-)
  • Old G.
    No I don't miss it, yes Marmite is 100% vegetarian (it's NOT Bovril), no I don't care what you eat (so why should you give me such a hard time?) and, strange as it may seem, I don't eat green vegetables!
  • Chewbacca's m.
    I love meats - pork mostly I can't wait to shove it in my mouth! Beef too! I even like fish on occasion! The more a get my face basted in the lovely juices the better! Mmmm that's protein for you!
  • Lando C.
    I've nothing against vegans, it's those wankers from PETA that get right on my goat
  • Kevin
    Lying scumbag animal killing wankers you mean Lando!
  • Samantha
    It's the @ symbol on the sign that makes them look like [email protected]! I probably would be (at least) vegetarian if I didn't like meat so much, and dislike so many of the alternatives. I'm sure it would be better for my health, and it's certainly better for the environment, and I don't like the idea of animals being kept in torturous conditions until they're eventually slaughtered. But nothing tastes quite a good as a big juicy slab of ribeye steak, or a joint of roast lamb or a bacon sandwich. So I'll live with being a hypocrite and know that if I had to hunt it and kill it and gut it myself, then I'd be sticking with carrots. Hurry up lab grown meat!
  • jim
    Meat is perfectly fine, the only reason veggies live longer (and vegans more so) is because whenever you adopt a dietary restricted lifestyle you have to learn A LOT about nutrition. I would be in favour of a meat license, where if you were over 18 you would be required to kill and gut an animal in order to appreciate where your food comes from.
  • Coran
    @ jim: The diet has been ruled out as a factor. Any good study removes all possible known variables. There is a huge wealth of solid medical science behind a vegetarian (and ideally, vegan) diet. Read up on The China Study.
  • Noel
    I think James Cameron, vegan, filmmaker, explore, danger lover, would disagree and probably rip the fucking head of the wimp who wrote that.
  • Episode H.
    [...] we’ll chat about fox hunting; the recent brouhaha about the wolf and coyote derby in Idaho; butchers stealing vegans’ jokes; and one guy who is thinking all of this through out [...]
  • jim
    @Coran thanks for taking the time to provide a scientific resource, I'd sooner read the study directly than the book about it as I've learned from experience books like this often only pick statistics that fit their argument. I have a feeling it might be a long read but probably worth it. I understand a study tries to remove outside factors but the reality is that it's near impossible to do particular with humans and at best you can only judge correlation. My western example would fall flat in the China study but it might be poverty rather than knowledge that is important factor, for example, it might turn out that those with meat in their diet where less likely to be less active because they were better paid and more likely to drink/smoke to excess. Largely the scientific community is critical about the findings but I'll take a look myself to see if they've accounted for it in the original study.
  • Young G.
    @Old Git - Hitler was not a vegetarian, it's just something started by the meat industry, it's well documented that he was a fox hunter and quite cruel to animals, before going on to be a total and utter tool! @Jim I agree that'd be a great way for people to learn where meat came from. I worked in a meat abattoir and after seeing that I could never eat factory farmed meat again, I moved to single shot wild deer hunting and fishing to get meat and have given up dairy completely as it was so tortures on the animals. @everyone else - vegans in the UK have the same legal rights as religious persecution, so do think before you write abusive things towards vegans as you could end up in court over a comment. If you can cut down meat and reduce the take from the factory farms it'd be better for the world and for the animals. I don't know health wise, a lot of evidence seems to point both ways just depends on who's writing it. I've cut my meat intake down about 70% increased my green vegetables a lot and will admit never felt healthier, but that's just me.

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