I have nothing against vegans. I mean, eat the f* what you want to. I don't care, unless you're a friend or family member, but even then I'm not in their face about it. I am not an evangelist, preferring to lead by example. I figure when I get thinner and healthier then that will speak for itself.
But why in the world do I seem to attract all of the vegan weirdos? Does this happen to you, and how do you deal with it? I write two blogs The Nourishing Cook and Eat Fat Lose Fat and the first one gets more traffic. It seems the vegans know about it now and have come out in force to comment on multiple posts, even old ones. These are not even strictly paleo blogs (although I am moving EFLF in that direction, since I am eating paleo).
I know many of you are also bloggers and I would love to hear how to deal with vegan flamers. Not looking to bash vegans please, just wanting actual advice on how to handle vegan comments professionally and tactfully. Upvotes will be given for actual examples and links.
I've had similar experiences in person with people (is it because I live in Portland, Oregon, where many freaks live?) so in person examples would be helpful too!
Here's my latest example of a vegan comment:
"Actually there are many links between animal consumption and increased rates of colon cancer, diabetes, and heart disease just to name a few. Tg as t veg myth book is a crock of sh!t !"
This ironically was on a post about making sauerkraut juice. The recipe in the Nourishing Traditions cookbook (which is what I blog about) calls for liquid whey. They took offense to that, since whey is an animal product. Funny, because this recipe can be made without whey and just salt. I don't think they're interested in the posts, just the flaming.