Is there such thing as an anti-vegetarianism movement?
Anti-vegetarianism is a minor movement compared to the number of vegetarians, yet it is also very loud and sometimes very influential. While
in most cases anti-vegetarianism attitudes are simply caused by the lack of information about vegetarians, there are some people actively
fighting “herbivores” and “eco-terrorists” - either because of their political or business connections or sometimes only for kicks. Below there
are a few example websites and institutions that devote their resources to counter the vegetarian successes.
People Eating Tasty Animals (not: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals!) was a small, but influential website presenting
anti-vegetarianism ideas and promoting animal killing. Though it was being accused of acting as a “front for the meat industry”, everything
seemed to point that, in fact, “PETA” website was fairly independent. It was apparently created mostly for fun. The page incited some interest in
the late 90s, now it is no longer updated.
Although McDonald's can't, for obvious reasons, spread openly the anti-vegetarianism propaganda, this corporation is known to support various
small anti-vegetarian groups due the increasing number of attacks on this corporation led by vegetarian activists.
Enfant terrible of the world of American cuisine, Anthony Bourdain is well-known for his anti-vegetarianism and extravagance just as much as
he is known for his cooking skills. It seems that his attacks of vegetarians are caused purely by his unwillingness to accept any food product
As you can see, anti-vegetarianism is something neither common nor popular. It's not surprising that in most cases if you look for
anti-vegetarian websites, all you find is vegetarian or vegan websites dealing with anti-vegetarianism beliefs...