It’s carnage out there – but we can help vegans

April 29, 2017 8:58 am Published by 1 Comment

Did you see the Simon Amstell ‘documentary’ Carnage? If not, you’ll have to catch up online! It’s a really interesting development in the vegan movement, because, as one newspaper puts it, it’s the first vegan film that’s ‘actually funny’. Other reviewers describe it as ‘hilarious’; the Huffington Post states that it’s ‘exactly what the vegan movement needs’.

Carnage envisions a Britain in which no-one eats meat.

Can you imagine a world in which everyone was vegan?

Carnage: could it happen?

Carnage isn’t a real documentary, but a ‘mockumentary’. Set in 2067, it envisages a Britain in which everyone is vegan. Sounds unlikely? The programme explains – pretty convincingly – how such a move could happen so quickly. It comes about through a combination, it suggests, of horrific animal health scares (of the swine flu variety), with resultant higher welfare standards making meat simply too expensive. Add to this the natural evolution of current dietary trends, the emergence of cult figures in the vegan movement – and, as a crucial factor, the invention of new types of delicious vegan ‘nut cheese’ – and you have a world in which no-one eats meat any more.

Carnage envisages a world where older people are consumed with guilt at having once eaten meat or animal products. Where beautiful young people float around woodlands and wonder how such a thing could ever have been considered. Where Joanna Lumley, from beyond the grave, voices inappropriate comments from animals. Where the no-nonsense nurse from Call the Midwife encourages guilt-stricken OAPs to ‘name cheeses in a safe space’. There’s a whole lot of ridicule, dancing, and fake youtube clips – but not a lot of preaching. It’s a film that pokes as much fun at the vegan movement as it does at the meat industry. And it certainly makes you think.

The Huffington Post sums it up:

‘By acknowledging that the current vegan movement is flawed, and suggesting how it could be different, the film’s make-believe future steps in the movement pave the way for real-life questions. Such as, why aren’t there any mainstream vegan TV chefs, like the film’s sexy and charismatic Freddie? Why have we let our pro-vegan protests slip into the fringes as inaccessible, weird and off-putting? Can we conceive of a new definition, freed from the negative connotations of the word “veganism”?’

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If you already eat vegan, you don’t need convincing. If you don’t, you might want to watch the documentary. At least you’ll know how to behave when 2067 comes.

 

 

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