The number of people turning to veganism is steadily on the rise. The benefits of this lifestyle have convinced many to leave their lifelong dietary habits and focus on a healthier, animal- friendly choices.
Moreover, the fact that it causes less stress to the environment is probably its main advantage.
Many believe that the popularity of social media has greatly contributed to the increased interest for veganism, as well as support groups and vegan memes that have revealed the countless ethical, social, and biological benefits of it.
And now, a new social media trend of posing for ‘hunting photos’ has attracted many followers.
Vegetarianism and veganism can be traced back as far as 500 BC, but the first group of modern-day vegans is the UK Vegan Society, founded on November 1, 1944. This is the reason why November is now celebrated as World Vegan Month.
While many follow a plant-based diet due to reasons liked to health, the main reasons for going vegan include animal welfare and concerns for the environment.
Moreover, the consumption of meat was once necessary for our survival, but nowadays, many suggest that the environment won’t be able to support our current level of food production for much longer.
A UN report from 2010 advised a global move away from animal products:
“Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”
To clarify the benefits of going vegan, numerous celebrities act as ambassadors for the cause, including Natalie Portman, Stevie Wonder, and Cory Booker.
Moreover, a lot of vegans share recipes, and tips online and thus also help those who consider it as a possible future lifestyle.
A recent vegan Facebook trend involves posting photos of vegans posing with their weapons and “trophies”, but this time, they are not dead animals, but freshly-picked fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods.
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The images revealing their “hunt for food” are hilarious!
Proud vegans pose with their carrots, beets, broccoli, and some have even brought the entire thing to a new level, with a gun, wearing camo!
The idea of these vegan “hunters” with a great sense of humor is to show the rest of the world that not only carnivores and omnivores enjoy hunting.
The netizens loved it!
What do you think? Aren’t these hunter photos the best you have seen so far?