If there is a “top 10” internet list that exemplifies Austin exceptionalism, at least within Texas, it might be this. Yes, this brisket-loving city is, according to the self-hating humans at PETA, one of the “top ten Vegan-friendly cities” of 2016.
We are not, it should be said, sympathetic to PETA in this respect. Sure, we rescue baby opossums and schlep them to the wildlife rescue folks, and give money to Austin Pets Alive! and so forth, but virtue-signalling stops where millions of years of primate evolution begins. Or, as the Editor’s brother has pointed out, if God didn’t want us to eat animals, He wouldn’t have made them out of meat.
Regardless, we note that PETA’s list, which ranks the supposedly vegan meccas of Detroit and Nashville ahead of Austin, includes no other Texan city. We warm our hands over small fires.