A group of vegan extremists has launched a Web site meant to shame scores of “ex-vegans” — even posting the names and photos of the meat-munching traitors.
The The Vegan Sellout List, at exvegans.com, features a directory of former vegans, including plenty of New York City residents.
It says its mission is to hold responsible folks who eat animals and know better.
The site accuses the former non-meat-and-dairy eaters of once being vegans only to be trendy or to make friends.
“The spirits of the billions murdered have risen to deliver: The Vegan Sellout List,” the site declares.
“The Vegan Sellout List is our answer to . . . those who are aware of the suffering caused by meat, dairy, egg, fur and leather production, yet choose to look away while the animals suffer,” the site says, calling out “swarms of haughty, nose-turning carnists.”
One of those so-called carnists is Berlin Reed, 31, a vegan-turned-butcher who was inspired to eat meat after working at a Brooklyn-based food shop that partners with small local farms.
The site features a photo of Reed, noting he’s an ex- vegan who once belonged to an anarchist organization.
“Here we have yet another person hiding behind anarchism to justify their selfish behavior,” the site seethes.
But Reed’s laughing it off.
“It’s just hilarious that someone would spend that much time shaming other people for lifestyle choices,” said Reed, author of “The Ethical Butcher.”
“It’s kind of amazing to me that you’d care so much.”
Reed, who was a vegan for three years, said he still has vegan-boosting tattoos and even refused to kiss meat-eaters at one point in his life. Then he applied for a cheese-monger job at The Greene Grape in Fort Greene, but instead landed the butcher gig.
He soon began working with small local farms, and after learning not all farms treat animals inhumanely, his thoughts began to shift.