Irish Dairy Council CEO says dairy industry would win debate with vegans ‘hands down’
The CEO of the National Dairy Council in Ireland says that they would win the argument with vegans everyday of the week if it was a “true debate”.
Zoe Kavanagh also predicted veganism will fade away over the next three years.
Speaking to the Irish Independent she said:
“I don't think it's forever. We all know people who have tried the vegan diet but have dropped it because it is too expensive and that there are too many restrictions
“The danger with Veganuary and Februdairy is that it will turn into a tit-for-tat debate.
“We have to remember, if it was a true debate, we would win hands down every day of the week. The dairy industry has to set its own agenda and take the lead.”
The NDC will launch a new campaign in May to promote the industry to young people.
In response to the comments a spokesperson for Go Vegan World said:
“Realising that other animals have feelings, that they value their lives, and they are not ours to use changes how we think and feel, and it changes who we are permanently.
“As we debate these issues, we face the devastating consequences of climate change from unsustainable animal agriculture, in the very near future. Plant milk is significantly more sustainable than cow’s milk.
“Try as it might, the NDC will never be able to justify the violation of animals’ rights inherent in the production of dairy.”