Vegan students show facts, but attacked by media over war of words at CA school
A number of vegan students at a California high school have been attacked by media outlets as “clashing” with agriculture students after the vegan students called the meat-eaters “carcass crunchers.” Vegan students said they had not used this term, but media outlets have latched onto it in their reporting.
According to reports, agriculture students – ironically the majority of students’ quoted – at Elk Grove High School said a debate with vegan students over the eating of meat has found its way to online social networks, including Instagram.
“[One student] keeps posting about goats and sheep and pigs and dead pictures and them being slaughtered,” said agriculture student Katie Velon in a UPI.com article.
Another ag student, Miranda McCurry, told KTXL-TV, Sacramento, Calif., she’s proud of working with the animals and what she’s learning, even if the animals are later slaughtered for food.
“I don’t think it’s fair for people to be saying that, because they don’t understand the work we put into all these animals. And it’s something we voluntarily do,” she said.
The article continued:
Students said outside vegan groups have gotten involved and students have been passing out fliers on campus.
One vegan student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told KTXL no one has used the term “carcass cruncher” and she hasn’t handed out any fliers.
** This is yet another example where the vegan students, using their right to express themselves and voice facts against those who perpetuate the meat myth are being shown to be the enemies. This is par for the course for a media that continues to hide the reality that a plant-based cruelty-free diet is better for our bodies, animals and the planet. It is time to change and we should all speak out against giving support for people who murder animals for meat.