The carnivore youtuber told Plant Based News that he’s ‘sorry for the babies dying’ and the misinformation regarding the vegan diet is to blame – although nutritional science says otherwise.
Sv3rige, the youtuber who has more than 68,000 subscribers, protested outside Brighton VegFest in March against veganism. Gnawing on a raw pig’s head, he was accompanied by few other protestors.
The protest, however, did not produce a result that the protestors desired. VegFest Founder Tim Barford revealed that the people who consumed meat said ‘this revolting spectacle had encouraged them to give up eating meat’.
The purpose of the protest according to Sv3rige was to inform people about the dangers of a vegan diet.
“Veganism is malnutrition,” he told Plant Based News. “You can’t get over 15 nutrients from plants. I want to inform people, I especially feel sorry for the babies dying because parents put them on vegan diets.
“Humans are obligate carnivores by nature. The [anti-vegan movement] is definitely growing because more and more people are quitting veganism, most of the anti-vegan are ex-vegans who realized that they were lied to.”
The claims by Sv3rige and the protestors, however, are denied by modern science. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says ‘appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases’.
“These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage,”
“Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity.”
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