The choice of dietary lifestyle of many members here have indeed been influenced by the campaigning of our host, Paul.
Some years ago Paul supported aggressive campaigning using his pre-show period to show a film highlighting some of the more unpleasant aspects of the meat industry. The film was not welcomed by all his concert fans.
And over the years of the message board's existance some strong debates have been hosted here with anti-meat industry fans mirroring Paul's own campaigns.
Whatever the strength of his own present personal convictions he has now moderated that position and supports the International Meat-Free Monday campaign encouraging meat eaters to try one day a week without meat - the case for that, which includes reducing harmful enviromental gases is made here:
Whilst both viewpoints have their extremist supporters in a battle of words, and otherwise, that can be seen as irresolvable, there does exist room for reasoned debate without name calling and rhetoric.
Starting a topic lauding the enjoyment of particular meat products in this forum which is devoted to:
Forum description:COSMICALLY CONSCIOUS
Discuss vegetarianism (including recipes), animal rights and environmental issues...
might be viewed as inflammatory and/or confrontational.
If this topic is to continue, debate should be considered, tactful and open-minded.