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5 Provocative Tactics That MILITANT Vegans Use

Militant veganism is a term that many people use to describe vegans who they see as going to extremes. People also use this phrase to dismiss or criticize veganism itself. So, who are militant vegans? Militant vegans believe that the best way to educate people about animal cruelty is by being firm and forceful. They are passionate about veganism and use tactics that some describe as aggressive. Their goal is to persuade others to stop eating animals and using animal products.

They are often misunderstood, misjudged, or even hated for their passion for animals. But it’s important to realize that the people behind this phrase have different definitions of what makes someone a militant vegan.

Some people consider aggressive behavior and forceful tactics like people shaming, arguing, or forcing people to watch slaughter videos as militant vegan behavior. Other people, however, think that even speaking up for animals is aggressive and militant.

“Militant vegans” is just one of many ways that vegans have been labeled. For example, vegans have also been called crazy, and extremists.

What makes someone a militant vegan?

The word militant means “engaged in warfare” and at one point it meant a person who was ready to fight. However, in modern times, the word militant is commonly used to describe someone who is passionate about their beliefs. Often these people use forceful tactics to persuade others to stop eating animals and using animal products.

Militant vegans are powerful activists who work hard to save animals from cruelty and exploitation. They want others to realize how important the cause is. They can be very vocal to draw attention to an issue that they care about deeply.

Most of them have dedicated their lives to this cause, so it’s not surprising at all that they strongly advocate for animals’ rights. They want to protect animals from harm and exploitation. Even if they are not violent, they may be assertive and aggressive in their methods to protect animals. They use tactics such as:

  • Arguing with people about why being vegan is the right choice for all of us.
  • Focusing on animal rights rather than human rights.
  • Trying to educate people about the problems with animal agriculture, and how it is bad for your health and the environment.
  • Trying to get people to stop eating meat and other animal products by showing them videos of slaughterhouses or videos of animals on factory farms. They want to show people how these animals are suffering every day so that they can make better choices in the future.
  • Shaming people when they eat meat or other animal products.

See also: Stop Animal Testing: 8 Ways How You Can Help End This Cruel Practice

Different tactics of vegan activism

The fact that some people think that a nonviolent vegan lifestyle could be considered violent is an example of projection. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction, species extinction, and human disease.

The animals are considered private property and, therefore, have no rights. However, all sentient beings should have a right to live free from fear and exploitation.

See also: Intensive Animal Farming: 4 Tips to Help End This Cruel Reality

militant vegans doing street activism promoting veganism

There are many ways to help the animals, such as donating to animal rescues, volunteering at animal shelters, educating others about veganism through social media, or creating YouTube videos.

Some people are passionate about helping the animals so much that they want to fight for them using more forceful tactics like people shaming or arguing with others.

Others even use force tactics like playing animal slaughter videos in public places or throwing red paint on fur clothing. All of these tactics come from one place – compassion for animals and want to save their lives.

They push society forward toward peace and justice is valuable and necessary, from holding up signs at protests to hosting potlucks with friends and family. We believe there is no single “right” way to be an activist for animals.



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Hi, I’m Petra and for most of my life, I was an omnivore. A vegan couple made me curious about veganism, so I did some research. What I found out about the animals, our planet, and the health benefits of a vegan diet made me go vegan overnight. It’s been 5 years now and it’s been one of the best decisions of my life.

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