NEW research shows that 26 per cent of meat-eating Britons are discouraged to giving up meat because of animal rights activists who are too aggressive in their mission to spread “the good word.”
A study of 2,363 meat-eating Britons found that 26 per cent of carnivores are put off going vegan or vegetarian due to the bizarre lecturing from animal rights activists.
Two thirds of those surveyed said that the taste of meat is too much for them to abandon, but many stated that their pro-meat choice is down to the attitude of certain vegetarians and vegans.
When people were asked what, exactly, was their turning off point, the top responses were: “They [vegans] were quite aggressive to those eating meat “ and “they consider their way of eating to be the only way.”
A further quarter said they simply did not appreciate having been lectured about their diet choices.
Other common reasons for not going plant-based were not being able to afford meat substitutes and struggling to come up with vegan meal ideas.