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7 Signs That CARNISM is a Cult

There are certain characteristics associated with *cults and carnism checks them all:

1. Questioning the CULT ideology, doubting, and dissenting among the ranks are discouraged or even punished.

2. The CULT is elitist and claims a special and even exalted status for itself and all its members.

3. The CULT has a polarized, us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with those opposed to the killing and abusing of animals.

4. The CULT is preoccupied with maintaining its cultural dominance by practicing anti-vegan activism, such as posting comments like "bacon tho," "lions eat meat," "plants have feelings" and "I'm going to eat a billion hamburgers and steaks and u can't stop me" for instance).

5. The CULT members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members. (Most carnists won't eat/live/date Vegans)

6. The most loyal CULT members (the "true believers") feel there can be no life outside of carnism, it is the only way. They believe there is no other way to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave, or even consider leaving the group.

7. The group teaches that the ends justify whatever means it deems necessary to continue to eat animal flesh and otherwise dominate and abuse certain animals.

*Note: There are healthy cults, in the sense that you know what you’re getting into. They don’t control who you talk to, and what you read. They answer your questions honestly, and you’re free to leave if it doesn’t work for you.