I am not the only one to make a response video to Jon Venus announcing he is no longer vegan, but I do feel that I may have a different take than most. I was raised almost entirely on a vegan diet, and most of Jon’s reasoning for switching have to do with him not feeling comfortable raising his son on a diet with “little evidence” that it is optimal for raising a child. First of all, what does optimal even mean? And has Jon ever really been in alignment with the ethics of Veganism to begin with? I get into that and more in the video. This is my response as a vegan athlete raised plant based, I try to be as objective as possible, stating when I am citing my opinion and personal beliefs. But at the end of the day my position is and will always be that it is not a personal choice to take another’s life away
(9 minutes in – this is me trying to be objective, regrettably so. My only purpose in keeping that segment in was to show that it is important to always check your beliefs so as to not get lost in them, obviously a topic concerning the lives of other beings has no checking needed. Mistake on my part)
3:30 Reason for responding
4:11 Is the research mixed?
7:03 Do vegans live in a bubble?
9:58 Devil’s advocate rant / check your beliefs
11:31 Vegan diet = Optimal health?
12:28 Was Jon ever ethically vegan?
13:36 Some bg on my plant based upbringing
15:22 Corruption in the nutrition industry / are they pushing a vegan narrative?
17:38 An appeal to….nature? Idk what to make of this tbh
21:57 Jon uses his child as an excuse / he exposes his true beliefs
23:45 Thoughts on a vegan diet (health-wise)
25:31 The animals. This should be the #1 reason
26:28 Compassion? Jon what are you talking about…
27:49 My closing message / thoughts
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