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Photo of the Day: The Windsor Meat Butcher Vegan Joke (Actually, it’s a Myq Kaplan joke!)


A butcher shop posted this sign and now the photo of it keeps appearing in my facebook feed, mostly from carnists who enjoy its clever stab at us vegans. But the joke is actually taken from the vegan comedian Myq Kaplan:

“When you’re vegan people think you’re weak, because, look [gestures to himself]. But I will fight anybody in here… I don’t know, in 40 years, when I’m still alive, and you’re not, probably, because I read a statistic that said vegetarians live an average of 7 years longer than non-vegetarians. Vegans live up to 15 years longer because we’re not invited anywhere fun or dangerous. So… we sit at home, crying and drinking — careful not to cry into the drink, because tears are a product of animal suffering.”

There’s some truth to the joke — vegans are perceived as weak, which is something I’ve written about in earlier posts, and a vegetarian/vegan diet is associated with longer, healthier lifespans. I’m finding it difficult to continue writing this blog post though; it’s hard to see through all my tears.


About The Paw Report

I graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 2012, and am admitted to practice law in New York State. I was a member of the New York City Bar Association's Animal Law Committee for three years. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, but moved to New Mexico when I was 18. After dabbling in film for two years, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Anthropology. I've been living in New York City since 2008, and currently reside in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a former organizer with Direct Action Everywhere - New York City.


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