5% Of China adheres to a vegetarian diet
13% Of Taiwan adheres to a vegetarian diet
It is accepted that some Greek philosophers brought their beliefs of vegetarianism from Egypt.
There are sources that say ancient Egyptians ateplant based diets and have been recorded as abstaining from animal flesh and skins since 3200BCE.
Choctaw Indian’s were recorded in the 18th century as eating primarily plant based, and even their homes were not constructed of animal skins, neither their clothes. They didn’t adorn their hair with feathers either.
People like the Aztecs and Mayans ate exclusively vegetarian until a certain ages even.
Upwards of 42% of India adheres to a vegetarian diet
But because some white people in western cultures also adhere to plant based diets it is now a “white people thing.”
Veganism and vegetarianism spreading is now “imperialistic.”
This kind of erasure is perpetuated to discredit veganism and vegetarianism by the common meat eater, to make veganism and vegetarianism seem childish, pointless, privileged, trendy, and unnecessary. It makes veganism and vegetarianism seem like new concepts without histories deeply rooted in many cultures. Veganism and vegetarianism is NOT a white people club, it never was. It is simply something that has existed in most cultures around the world and continues til this day to be practiced by all colors.