” The Vegan Society wants to do away with animal-shaped cookies »Ensure several articles of French media, Belgian or Spanish, illustrated by famous dinosaur-shaped cakes.
The source of this astonishing claim? Most of them are based on a short article published on the site of a Belgian radio station on March 30 latest. We find traces of more or less similar statements in English since at least 2018.
Very quickly, the claim counts hundreds of shares on Facebook and thousands of comments. In France, it is used in particular by the account aggregating information, The Important, which makes her go viral on Twitter. The opportunity for many to qualify vegans as “extremists” or to campaign for the protection of “Dinosaurus” and “Croco” in the French heritage of sweets.
To prove their point, some articles quote a doctor in sociology member of the ” Vegan Society “. In 2018, she wondered on her blog about whether cookies in the shape of animals are vegan or not, since, according to her, they confirm the idea of human superiority. But this is a reflection that she is carrying out only in a personal capacity and without ever asking for a ban on these cookies.
And the “Vegan Society “ never asked for the animal-shaped cookies to be removed. ” It is factually incorrect to claim that the Vegan Society wants or seeks to ban animal-shaped cookies », Confirms the association contacted by Désintox. The proof ? The association even claims to certify as vegan foods that have the shape of an animal. Like duck-shaped cookies.
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