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Why are vegans so annoying?

Why Are Vegans So Annoying? 5 Logical Reasons

You wonder why vegans are so incredibly annoying, exhausting and pushy? Then I would like to give you the short and sweet answer here. I am a vegan myself, but I was also a meat fanatic for 30 years of my life. So I'm familiar with both worlds. I was both annoyed when someone else needed an "extra vegan sausage" - and annoyed when I realized why I - and preferably immediately all people in the world - vegan should be.

In the meantime, I'm no longer so exhausting, at least I don't think so 😉 This could also be because I've understood why vegans can be so annoying and exhausting. I would now like to list the key reasons for this. Also to mediate between the camps. Let's go!

Here is a brief overview for you:

  1. Moral contradiction
  2. Ethical values questioned
  3. Ecological values called into question
  4. Health values questioned
  5. No logical counterarguments

5 reasons why vegans get on the nerves of others

Annoying, exhausting, intrusive, annoying, irritating, militant, proselytizing, proselytizing, intolerant, triggering, self-promoting, spoiled and aggressive - wow, I used to be really built a wall of negative stereotypes about vegansso that I don't have to deal with this lifestyle under any circumstances.

In the often emerging Group dynamics With other meat eaters or vegetarians, who were of course usually in the majority, this became even stronger. Simply because people confirmed each other and agreed that vegans were simply annoying.

It was only when I reached the wall with the Dominion film and became vegan myself, I could understand why I really always found the "herbivores" so "corrosive". Here are the key reasons why.

1. Because they reveal an inner, moral contradiction

Vegans are annoying because we actually love animals

"I love animals, but I also eat them."

Cognitive dissonance is a as unpleasant feeling that occurs when we recognize reality and two of our insights contradict each other. This inner conflict also occurs in smokers, for example, who know that smoking significantly increases the risk of cancer. Meat consumption only involves victims who are not themselves. For this reason, it is also No personal decision to eat meat.

To love animals but also to eat them is quite obviously a Contradiction between one's own values and one's own actions. Rejection and hatred of vegans or the growing attitude that they are annoying are a typical consequence of this realization.

Good to know: Since going vegan, I've noticed that meat eaters can also be really annoying. So it's always a matter of perspective 😉

2. Because they challenge our ethical values

Piglet - ethics

"Animals are sentient beings, who feel pleasure and pain just as we humans do. And I don't want anything to be done to them."

I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb when I say that we're all against Cruelty to animals are. Nevertheless, a large part of our society finances the suffering of animals We regularly buy meat, cow's milk, eggs, jelly babies, fur coats and many other animal products, whether consciously or unconsciously.

In the Factory farming animals are artificially impregnated, mistreated, mutilated, shredded and gassed. Even in organic farming, male calves and chicks are of no value to the industry, which is why they are killed shortly after birth. And whether "mass or class", whether "young or old", whether "meat eater or vegetarian" - In the end, all "farm animals" end up in the same brutal slaughterhouse because we want to eat them or their body parts.

These are things that are fundamentally against human values. When you go against the Veganism one automatically argues in favor of animal exploitation. Therefore, an inner conflict arises here again, which can reinforce our image of exhausting and annoying vegans: "I am against cruelty to animals, but I pay money for it."

Good to know: Most vegans are also vegan for people - and not just for the animals. For example, the lifestyle also helps to protect the Stop world hunger.

3. because they question our ecological values

Rainforest clearing - Why vegans are annoying

"I want to protect my environment - but I want to continue eating meat and consuming other animal products."

The cognitive dissonance of non-vegans also continues when it comes to environmental protection. At the latest when they learn that around 83 percent of the world's agricultural land is used for grazing or growing fodder of farm animals.₁

Or when it becomes clear that about 88 percent of the Deforestation of the rainforest in the Amazon region on the cap of the animal industry and this is the main driver of the current Species extinction is.

Protecting the environment and eating animal-based food every day? That doesn't go together. This internal contradiction in turn leads to many people perceiving vegans as annoying and exhausting.

You can't imagine living vegan? In the end, the Dominion documentary convinced and motivated me in the long term. It is here for free on YouTube available. I am sure that it will also change your life for the better.

4. Because they challenge our pursuit of health

Vegan meal roasted sweet potatoes

"I want to be healthy and stay that way - but continue to eat meat."

With Nicht-Veganer:innen also here again an internal contradiction develops, if they experience that Veganer:innen contrary to their call, evenly not all Thin, weak, malnourished and unhealthy people are.

On the contrary: scientific studies have shown that vegans are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer. American Dietetic Association suitable for all phases of a person's life - including pregnancy.₄

If it's healthy to go vegan, why would we continue to do these gruesome things to animals? Most non-vegans do not find an answer to this. Also therefore veganer:innen are often felt in the consequence as extremely annoying and exhausting.

5. Because there is simply no logical argument against veganism

There is no logical argument against veganism

"Plants have feelings too! You can't change anything on your own anyway! Cows, pigs and chickens would multiply and spread like a virus! Ahhhhh... I want to stick to my habits - but I also don't want other people, animals, the environment and my own health to suffer as a result."

Habit, taste, tradition and convenience are certainly the most commonly mentioned and also most honest arguments for the consumption of animal-based foods. However, they are all quickly invalidated. Not least because they are usually are based on personal habits and come across as rather egotistical.

Informed Veganer:innen annoy thus surely so much, because there is simply no chance to triumph in a discussion against them. Quite simply because they stand up for the values that you basically stand for yourself. But because of the contradiction with one's own actions, one does not like to admit it.

The reaction? Either you find vegans annoyingYou admit to the contradictions and live with them - or you realize that you need to change something in order to bring values and actions back into harmony.

Still not convinced? In a separate post, I'll show you all of my personal Reasons to go vegan.

Vegans are annoying because they question habits

To most People find personal change difficult. In this case, there is even a threat of a significant Change that for most of us calls into question the behavior of several decades of our own lives. So it's no wonder that vegans are so annoying when they tell us, unasked or even when asked, that they are vegan for animals, for people, for the environment and for their own health.

So we all agree that vegans are annoying, right? Just forget that for a moment and ask yourself the following question: Which lifestyle is more in line with your personal values? The way of life that occasionally but regularly demands sacrifice? Or the way of life that emphasizes compassion, mercy and love for people, planet and animals? My answer was the latter. That's why I'm vegan now. And happy with it.

"Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends."

George Bernard Shaw (more at Animal welfare quotes)

Ultimately, however, the decision is up to you. Finally, I would definitely like to recommend theBook "Vegan is nonsense!"by Niko Rittenau, Ed Winters and Patrick Schönfeld. In it, all the typical prejudices against vegans are refuted in a logical and plausible way.Here you get it*.

Can you think of any other reasons why vegans are so annoying? Or has this article helped you to better understand the vegan lifestyle? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Stay compassionate,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: In the article Start into vegan life you can now get the best tips and tricks for a quick, entertaining switch to a plant-based diet or vegan lifestyle.


₁ Things explained - In a nutshell: Meat - The most delicious evil in the world, YouTube, 24.01.2019, Web, 11.04.2023 at 09:12, in:

₂ DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND e.V.: du und das tier, Rinder als Klimasünder (offprint), available at [11.04.2023].

₃ S. Tonstand, T. Butler, G. Fraser; et al. (2009): Type of vegetarian diet, body weight, and prevalence of type 2 diabetes [11.04.2023].

₄ American Dietetic Association; W. J. Craig; A. R. Mangels: Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets (as of July 2009), available at [11.04.2023].

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12 thoughts on “Warum nerven Veganer so? 5 logische Gründe”

  1. You can't save the world and change people. I am vegan but I know people who hate animals and have no compassion. There are enough of them and it will not change.
    Tell the vegans to stop being annoying.

    1. Hey Jenny! The world is changing right now - because we are not alone in what we do. And because there are people who want to make our world a better place. Not a perfect place. There will always be people who mistreat animals - but there will also always be racists and men who disrespect women. Just because something has always been this way doesn't mean we have to keep supporting it. Set a good example yourself. Even if you convince one person once a year to go vegan, that's progress.
      Many greetings

  2. Did I miss something or is the article about vegetarians and not exclusively about vegans?
    I lack tolerance here. Not every meat eater consumes stacks of pork chops from factory farming. Conversely, it's perfectly fine for vegans to eat avocados. Recipes with avocado must not be missing in any vegan/vegetarian cookbook. Also in no vegan bistro.
    With it no vegan do-gooder nerves unfortunately.

    1. Hi Ute! The article is also called "Why are vegans so annoying?" and not "Why are vegetarians so annoying?" 🙂

      There are many vegans who do not eat avocado at all. (I for example) But there is no meat eater who is not meat. There is no comparison between the two. In addition, an avocado per se does not require a sacrifice and can also come from organic farming, while the consumption of meat per se requires a sacrifice. Tolerant would be to value the lives of animals and just leave them alone, don't you think?

      Many greetings

  3. Incomplete consideration - unfortunately again not objectively however besserwisser-one-sided, typically Veganer evenly. Veganer nerven by it constantly unasked their opinion into the world rausblasen and the article proves once more the core problem.

    1. Hello Rolf!

      Thank you for taking the time to write this post. What exactly is not objective for you about this post?

      I can not speak for all vegans, but I try to write very objectively and fact-based. And unsolicited I do not blow out my opinion, but only if I notice that someone is seriously interested in it.

      Many greetings,

  4. Hello, vegans also remember that plants are also living beings 😉 And what feel. Communication with trees etc. I recommend to read the book 'The secret life of trees' by Peter Wohlleben. Or to look if it is still somewhere to stream.


    1. Christoph Schulz

      Hi Mandy. Have read the book, it is great. But then I'm sure you know that even though plants are living things, they don't have a central nervous system and therefore don't feel emotions like pain or pleasure. It's not the same whether I cut a broccoli or slit an animal's throat.

      But suppose plants do have feelings: Then you should live vegan all the more, because far more plants are "killed" for the animal food of cows, pigs, chickens and other "farm animals".

      In the article Do plants have feelings? I have once again dealt with this argument in detail.

      I hope you're open to changing your mind - because I would be if the reverse were true.

      Best regards,

  5. ?? wow. I don't even eat meat, and I can't stand vegans! Literally the most annoying people on the planet that can't mind their own business.

    1. Hey Shane! There are vegans that are very loud and annoying and there are vegans that are quiet and calm. And so do meat eaters and vegetarians. ?

      But one thing to rethink: It's not your own business, when your choice has a victim (obviously the animal). And there is a victim, even if you just eat eggs or milk. Because for those products animals suffer and die, too.

      Just think about when you are talking to a vegan: is he/she annoying, because he/she is right but it doesn't match with your beliefs, or because he/she is loud? ?

      Best regards, Christoph

  6. This is a very one-sided and also somewhat presumptuous article.

    I personally have vegans in my circle of friends who are completely peaceful. They have understood something - namely the fact that they themselves are the change they want to see in their world and take responsibility for it. They actually do what good and therefore act as role models, because they have understood that it is more profitable to seduce people to veganism than to constantly attack their world view. By the way, they have also confirmed to me that there are many vegans who live unhealthily - that a vegan automatically lives healthily simply because he does not consume animal products is simply not correct and very general.

    Militant Veganer do the opposite - because for these their Vegansein is a reason to point with the finger on others and to rest on the very simplified way of thinking, which everyone which does not divide the same value conceptions we it automatically a bad humans is or at all for animals and environment to use cannot. With respect: THAT is why these people go against the grain for me. Not because they trigger my bad conscience or my moral contradictions - because moral contradictions has abselout every man, that is part of being human simply.

    And it does not say at all that someone does not possess compassion or love for its environment, merely because it decides against a vegan nourishing form These humans have it merely at other corners and ends as Veganer.

    Unfortunately, I find the article a bit sweeping, even though it is certainly not meant that way.

    By the way: It is scientifically proven that a vegan diet does not heal the suffering of the world, but would rather bring about the opposite. There would be more famines and food shortages and would have more species extinction as a result. A friendly way of life for humans and animals is lacto-vegetarianism, in which more dairy products are consumed.

    Love greetings

    1. Hello Jasmin,

      I am also a peaceful vegan 🙂 The article only serves to list the psychological background for the fact that one feels quickly annoyed by vegan living people. Of course, there are also those who come along extremely lecturing and "put this one shovel too much on it".

      I can imagine that you were annoyed by "vegans" after this article, because I have said nothing but the truth here. Your last sentence at least speaks to that. I'm honestly eager to see the scientific evidence that a vegan diet does not cure the world's suffering, but rather would cause the opposite. Feel free to link me the study in your comment.

      Many greetings,

      PS: I am open to change and would also adapt the article if you also tell me what exactly bothers you.

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