activist and animal advocate Joey ‘Carbstrong’ shared a video of his heated radio
debate with a beef farmer earlier this week.
debate, on an Irish radio show with presenter Frank Mitchell, the farmer argued
that veganism is unhealthy, cult like, and unnatural – while Carbstrong emphasized
the plight of the animals.
The farmer said
that vegans force their views on others, calling veganism ‘another new wave
Mitchell added that ‘people surely should have a choice’, Carbstrong was quick
that freedom of choice is a moot point when there is a victim involved – noting
that ‘the animal doesn’t have a choice’.
also said humans are natural-born meat eaters – citing canine teeth as
that humans can live with fewer deficiencies, and less disease on a vegan diet
– and that ‘we’re filtering our nutrients through a dead animal’s body’.
that, in the absence of necessity, it’s not ethically permissible to kill
animals despite what the farmer called a ‘smooth and slick’ slaughter method.
noted that Carbstrong makes an effort you encourage compassionate advocacy, attempting
to dissuade those with an overly aggressive approach – one that could hurt the
advocate spent much of his time in Ireland last month training other activists
on effective advocacy, as well as doing a Q&A at the Belfast Holiday Inn.