Beef Farmer Brands Veganism A 'Cult' In Debate With Activist Joey Carbstrong

The farmer said humans are natural 'hunters and gatherers'
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Joey Carbstrong pictured with his friend Penny (Photo: Instagram)

Joey Carbstrong pictured with his friend Penny (Photo: Instagram)

International
activist and animal advocate Joey 'Carbstrong'
shared a video of his heated radio
debate with a beef farmer earlier this week.

During the
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.

'Cult
religion'

The farmer said
that vegans force their views on others, calling veganism 'another new wave
cult religion'.

Mitchell added that 'people surely should have a choice', Carbstrong was quick
to respond.

He said
that freedom of choice is a moot point when there is a victim involved - noting
that 'the animal doesn’t have a choice'.

Joey promotes compassionate advocacy and kindness toward farmers (Photo: Instagram)

Joey promotes compassionate advocacy and kindness toward farmers (Photo: Instagram)

Natural

The farmer
also said humans are natural-born meat eaters - citing canine teeth as
evidence.

He argued
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'.

He added
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.

Compassionate
advocacy

Mitchell
noted that Carbstrong makes an effort you encourage compassionate advocacy, attempting
to dissuade those with an overly aggressive approach - one that could hurt the
vegan movement.

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.