Ted Nugent says vegans kill more animals with their diet than meat eaters: “Don’t think for a minute that there’s a reduction in animal deaths because you have a tofu salad”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 17.12.2021

Rock guitarist Ted Nugent is known for his many controversial opinions. A hard hunter and a man who eschews political correctness, Nugent, for example, has called Trump “a man sent by God”, and has also, for example, opposed COVID vaccinations and restrictions – until he himself caught the virus.

An avid hunter and someone who decorates his house with animal parts, Nugent also knows that vegan diets kill more animals than meat-eaters. Or at least so he says.

Nugent made his views known to KLPX, the biggest rock radio station in Tuscon:

“If you wanna be responsible for the most death possible, become a vegan. Because behind that tractor and that plough and that disc, unless you hide and deny it, are crows and seagulls following that tractor growing your tofu because the plough and the disc dismember and mutilate EVERYTHING in those gazillion acres — every squirrel, every ground-nesting gopher, every ground-nesting bird, every snake, every turtle, every animal in that field that’s turned into tofu is SLAUGHTERED by the gazillion”, Nugent says and continues:

“My son’s a vegan, my buddy Michael Lutz [of] Brownsville Station, my co-producer, he’s a vegan for health considerations, for digestive considerations. That’s perfectly legitimate. I’m not knocking veganism. But don’t think for a minute that there’s a reduction in animal deaths because you have a tofu salad. Just the opposite takes place. And denial is such a convenient lie. So all you vegans, just keep eating your vegan salad because I love when you dismember all those animals and the crows and the seagulls pick up on them as they’re writhing in horror and being tortured so you can have a nice ‘blood-free’ salad.”

Of course, Nugent’s talk of farming tofu is not true in itself, as tofu is made by curdling soy milk. However, soy milk is made from soybeans, one of the most cultivated crops in the world.