Vegans take aim at the Walworth County Fair
It's one thing to be worried about swine flu. It's quite another to make threats about what people choose to eat.
A vegan Web site, www.veganschool101.blogspot.com, has taken aim at the Walworth County Fair.
The site's authors, who write that they are from Williams Bay, express concern over the spread of swine flu during the fair, as well as opposing the fair's promotion of animals for food.
Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products, such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.
I'll agree that there's probably not enough healthy debate on how our food is produced in this country, and food safety is increasingly an issue.
But, once people know where there food is coming from, let them eat as they please.
I don't know of anyone who would make a vegan eat animal products, and if I choose to eat meat, I'll eat it.
However, in one post, the authors writes that it is "Absurd how corpse-munchers are killing themselves and others and then criticize vegans for trying to improve the world through violent means; while the robbers-of-life have no problem turning a blind eye---and claiming their right---to destroy our world through violent means. Those who demand violence on their plates are in no position to call us violent."
I assume the authors are preaching to the choir, and the site is meant for fellow vegans, but some of the photos and captions are over the top.
In one photo, that happens to include members of the fair board, a caption was added that read, "Corpse munchers are coming for your children!"
I appreciate their passion to oppose the use of animal products, but of all the issues we face today, promoting the violent overthrow of non-vegans, doesn't quite make it to the top of my list.