AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST 'WE HATE VEGANS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A POINT'
The writer of the piece in The Daily Telegraph isn't a vegan herself.
Australian Daily Telegraph columnist Angela Mollard has written a piece in support of vegans.
The author says people dislike vegans because they have a solid argument.
"That 99 per cent of Australian children and 96 per cent of adults don’t eat the recommended five serves of vegetables a day is just daft."
She said: "The fact is we don’t like vegans because they have a point. As other trends fall by the wayside — fidget spinners, roller skating — embracing a more plant-based diet is quietly growing from an annoying and self-indulgent fad to a scientifically proven path to a healthier and longer life.
"That 99 per cent of Australian children and 96 per cent of adults don’t eat the recommended five serves of vegetables a day is just daft.
"We slag off vegans and teetotallers and those preferring an early night not because we loathe them but because their choices are informed and evolved and therefore slightly scary.
"There’s less fear and greater security in championing what we know and the routines and patterns we’ve always followed."