NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F arhad Manjoo writes in defense of vegans — people who consume no animal products — in this week’s New York Times. He describes the insulting behavior and exasperation that vegans face from friends, relatives, and strangers across the Internet. Manjoo speculates that people react this way to vegans because their convictions challenge us, highlighting the unbearable tension between our sentimentality about certain animals and our carnivorous desire to consume them.
Although vegans can marshal stronger evidence to support their claims than adherents of many other belief systems — whether of other diets or major religions — they get little respect,
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