[LISTEN] Vegans reveal why they started eating meat again...

112 days ago


Why do some Vegans quit the lifestyle and go back to eating meat?

According to Nature's Path, Vegans eat no animal products, while vegetarians don't eat animals, but may eat products that come from them (such as dairy and eggs). ... Although all vegans tend to follow the same set of clear cut guidelines – eat nothing that came from an animal – there are a few different types of vegetarian diets

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Here's what Joburgers had to say about the change from Veganism...

I was a Vegan for 2 - 3 days. I had this New Year resolution after reading about the health benefits. After two days of no meat, I couldn't do it anymore. I have biltong all the time and I couldn't. I was quite motivated and ate a lot of asparagus, but I couldn't... Mamma's Biltong in the Vaal makes the bets biltong!

John from Edenvale, 947 Breakfast Club caller

Nothing in me wants to be around long enough to be on an asparagus diet!

Thembekile, 947 Breakfast Club

The we also found out that the team's #BestRibsInJoburg campaign turned a few people...

The 947 Breakfast Club eating ribs on the radio! I was a Vegan for about two years!

Michelle from Benoni, 947 Breakfast Club caller

  • going to a braai broke me
  • the cost of being Vegan
  • never getting that homey feeling of being full and happy

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The team chatted to Brett Thompson, Co-Founder and Director of Credence Institute.

Credence Institute is a South African organisation constituted of a diverse group of individuals with a shared purpose: advancing the interests of animals.

Around 40% of people have left the Vegan lifestyle due to social and hassle reasons.

40% is due to social and hassle reasons. If you go out to a braai - I've done this numerous times - I've only taken hummus to a braai once and it didn't really work out. The social pressure of going out with friends that some people didn't like. About 63% of people who did go to a plant-based diet didn't like the attention the lifestyle brought.

Brett, Creedance Institute

About Brett:

Brett studied finance and economics at the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. After completing his Honours thesis, Making an Economic Case for Vegetarianism, he went on to work at the Fry Family Food Co., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plant-based food alternatives. Brett has also held senior positions at Beyond Carnism and ProVeg International, accumulating over ten years of experience in animal advocacy.

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