Holy crap. You are awesome and I love all of you.

Holy crap. You are awesome and I love all of you.

Okay, I feel like this one requires a little explanation.David Zabriskie is riding in his sixth Tour de France this year. And he’s doing so as a vegan.…except not.See, he’s eating fish a couple times a week to help with iron absorption. Last time I checked, fish wasn’t part of a vegan diet. Did that change and I just missed it?No? Didn’t think so.So, here’s the thing. I wanted to be mad at him. I really did. When I first found out about this, I was furious. FISH. IS. NOT. VEGAN.But Zabriskie’s not going vegan for moral or ethical reasons. It’s all about what his body needs to train at his level, and what’s the best way to get those nutrients.So I can’t really hate the guy. He’s being logically consistent. I guess.
So why does this exist on Vegan Problems? Because this is what I predict happening:Non-Vegan: “Hey, did you hear about the vegan cyclist? He ate fish! See, you DO need animal products if you’re an athlete!”Vegan: “You really don’t. He could have gotten those nutrients other ways, he just chose not to.”Non-Vegan: “But he was working with a nutritionist! And this other vegan athlete told him to do it. SEE? You need meat to be fit!”Vegan: “No, again, it wasn’t necessary. That’s just how he chose to do it.”Non-Vegan: “Well, you’re an athlete. Are you going to start eating fish, too?”Vegan: “No, because I’m VEGAN.”Non-Vegan: “So was he! And he said he needed it to train. Don’t you need it to train?”Vegan: “My previous argument aside, he was only doing that WHILE RIDING THE FUCKING TOUR DE FRANCE. That shit’s a little more intense than your average training session. So, again, no. Also, I’m vegan. Let’s not forget that part”Non-Vegan: “But fish!” 

Okay, I feel like this one requires a little explanation.
David Zabriskie is riding in his sixth Tour de France this year. And he’s doing so as a vegan.
…except not.
See, he’s eating fish a couple times a week to help with iron absorption. Last time I checked, fish wasn’t part of a vegan diet. Did that change and I just missed it?
No? Didn’t think so.

So, here’s the thing. I wanted to be mad at him. I really did. When I first found out about this, I was furious. FISH. IS. NOT. VEGAN.
But Zabriskie’s not going vegan for moral or ethical reasons. It’s all about what his body needs to train at his level, and what’s the best way to get those nutrients.
So I can’t really hate the guy. He’s being logically consistent. I guess.


So why does this exist on Vegan Problems? Because this is what I predict happening:

Non-Vegan: “Hey, did you hear about the vegan cyclist? He ate fish! See, you DO need animal products if you’re an athlete!”
Vegan: “You really don’t. He could have gotten those nutrients other ways, he just chose not to.”
Non-Vegan: “But he was working with a nutritionist! And this other vegan athlete told him to do it. SEE? You need meat to be fit!”
Vegan: “No, again, it wasn’t necessary. That’s just how he chose to do it.”
Non-Vegan: “Well, you’re an athlete. Are you going to start eating fish, too?”
Vegan: “No, because I’m VEGAN.”
Non-Vegan: “So was he! And he said he needed it to train. Don’t you need it to train?”
Vegan: “My previous argument aside, he was only doing that WHILE RIDING THE FUCKING TOUR DE FRANCE. That shit’s a little more intense than your average training session. So, again, no. Also, I’m vegan. Let’s not forget that part”
Non-Vegan: “But fish!” 

Vegan Victory!

Urban Decay decided not to sell in China, which means that they are once again totally cruelty-free. Read their statement here

My celebration of Vegan Pizza Day.Recipe(ish) here. 

My celebration of Vegan Pizza Day.
Recipe(ish) here

It’s the moooooost wonderful tiiiiiiime of the yeeeeaaaar!

That is, it’s vegan pizza day!
There are no vegan problems today.
None. They are not possible on this most glorious of days.
Send me pictures of your delicious vegan pizza, and I’ll share them on here. 
Peace, love, and Daiya. 
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