Vegan Travel Blogger Gets Rape And Death Threats From Opponents Sharing Photos Of Their Lamb Meals And Telling Her To ‘Harden Up’

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If you’re a vegan or anti-animal cruelty, you simply have to read this shocking article written by Harry Pearl and Lucy Mae Beers for the Mail Online. It turns out that some people are cruel to their fellow human beings too.
Kristin Lajeunesse is a vegan travel blogger who was travelling on a ferry from Picton to Wellington in New Zealand. When she saw a crate of sheet being carried on a ferry, she started crying. She filmed herself crying, and the video was posted on the internet.

Since then, Kristin has received appalling threats every day, including rape and death threats. All because she cried when she felt sorry for sheep in a crate. She’s been told that she’ll be raped and murdered, and that she needs to harden up.

‘What I found most disturbing was the expression with which people shared the fact that they disagreed with me being vegan or why I posted the video at all,’ she said.

‘To the point where I was receiving daily death and rape threats and other awful things like that.’

Kristin says she doesn’t have a problem with people criticizing her online, but that she is shocked at how people attacked her. She’s also horrified by the threats of harm.

‘I think what also makes it a bit upsetting is that this experience happened in a country which has built its reputation on being really open and friendly, the people being really kind and generous … That added a bit to the shock.’

Kristin Lajeunesse, originally from the US, was on a ferry from Picton to Wellington in New Zealand last week when she smelt 'animal faeces'
Kristin Lajeunesse, originally from the US, was on a ferry from Picton to Wellington in New Zealand last week when she smelt ‘animal faeces’
Ms Lajeunesse became emotional after seeing dozens of sheep packed into a crate, describing the scene as 'cruelty set against beauty'
Ms Lajeunesse became emotional after seeing dozens of sheep packed into a crate, describing the scene as ‘cruelty set against beauty’
Ms Lajeunesse travelled to New Zealand on a trip funded by Vegan Travel to visit different vegan restaurants across the country
Ms Lajeunesse travelled to New Zealand on a trip funded by Vegan Travel to visit different vegan restaurants across the country
She said tens of thousands of people had threatened her since she posted the video online
She said tens of thousands of people had threatened her since she posted the video online
Ms Lajeunesse did a similar vegan trip across the US in a chevy van in 2011 after quitting her job at Vegan Weddings HQ
Ms Lajeunesse did a similar vegan trip across the US in a chevy van in 2011 after quitting her job at Vegan Weddings HQ
While she had many supporters saying how devastating her experience on the ferry was, Ms Lajeunesse was also heavily criticised
While she had many supporters saying how devastating her experience on the ferry was, Ms Lajeunesse was also heavily criticised
Some viewers posted pictures of freshly sliced lamb, saying the young woman needed to 'harden up'
Some viewers posted pictures of freshly sliced lamb, saying the young woman needed to ‘harden up’
She has more than 105,000 Facebook followers on her page Will Travel for Vegan Food
She has more than 105,000 Facebook followers on her page Will Travel for Vegan Food
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