The vegan lifestyle has long been controversial online. Now, one story has reignited the issue in a whole new way...

It's safe to say that veganism is taking over the world.

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The general consensus in 2021 seems to be that consuming meat is harming the planet and just plain cruel.

More people are now ditching their steaks and switching to a plant-based diet.

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Trying to make wiser decisions about their food consumption.

But what does plant-based mean?

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It's a phrase that's thrown around an awful lot these days but, to put it simply, the term plant-based is used to describe a diet that cuts out all (or most, in some cases) animal-based products, such as meat, fish, and dairy.

The lifestyle choice has been steadily on the rise for the last couple of years...

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Whether it be for health reasons or more ethical concerns, the trend of cutting out animal products from food and drink is completely booming.

And many of those who have cut out animal products like to encourage people to do the same.

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May that be through word of mouth, on social media, or a protest.

But vegans can also have something of a bad reputation.

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And one vegan cafe has the whole internet talking this week.

Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones shared this post.

Asking why a vegan cafe couldn't use local cows' milk.

But following this post, many vegans reached out and got in touch with Jones.

Some of the texts were absolutely horrific.

Including certain threats.

"We have to be able to have a conversation about these things without being judgemental," Jones said.

"It's fine having a free country and free speech but these people have crossed the line."

"When you and your family start getting death threats, it's gone too far. This is not how we should be doing things."

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