Reading Time: < 1 minute Joe Rogan spoke out against veganism during a recent podcast (Photo: JRE)
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Podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan said most vegans go back to eating meat because of health issues in a recent podcast.

The keen hunter added that humans are natural omnivores, and said it is a ‘hard road’ living off plants alone.

Rogan did not make the assertion based on any data – and in fact, asked his researcher to see if such information exists.* 

‘We’re omnivores’

“Folks, we’re omnivores,” he added. “We exist better, we are more healthy, on an animal and vegetable diet. 

“And if you don’t want to kill animals, please, eat eggs, eat oysters, eat shrimp and lobsters, they’re f*cking heartless, soulless little monsters that live at the bottom of the ocean.

“But if you want to be healthy, just eating only vegetables is a f*cking hard road. It’s a hard road.”

*His researcher pulled up a highly-contested Faunalytics study which claims 84 percent of vegans and vegetarians go back to eating meat. PBN ran an article debunking this study, which you can read here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.