The Theme Song Every Vegan is Talking About

Answering some of the most annoying questions that vegans get asked all the time, Toronto-based rap artist Chokeules sets the record straight once and for all.

“What do you eat? What about meat? What about protein? What about cheese? Can you eat fish? Do you eat this? Would you eat that? Are you anemic?”

While many of the questions Chokeules raps about often come from a lack of understanding, the truth is, regardless of the fact that veganism is making its way into the mainstream, people who don’t eat meat and diary still get asked these questions all the time.

From coconut bacon and tofurky to tofu scramble and soy jerky, the song sends out a clear message that veganism is not about deprivation, and that if you want, you can still choose to enjoy all your old favorites — except they’ve been veganized!

Featuring a cast of adorable animals from Wishing Well Sanctuary in Bradford, Ontario, Chokeules is helping to show the world that there is an alternative, and that with all the options that are available to us today, it really couldn’t be easier to choose to love animals rather than eat them.

Check out the song (and the super cute animals) for yourself in the video below:

To find out more about the inspiration behind the song, we got in contact with Chokeules himself and here’swhat he had to say:

“One day one of my oldest friends said to me ‘Look, no offense, but seriously — what do you eat?’ After having been asked that same question over and over for years, that day the idea for the song and the chorus popped in my head.”

We also asked him why he thinks it is so important to get this particular message out there.

“The song itself is just about vegan food and vegan junk food, but it’s definitely not representative of all the healthy vegan options out there, just more of a funny response to people wondering how they could replace their precious comfort foods. Quinoa and kale didn’t get the respect they deserve. ”

The tune, which was only released three weeks ago, immediately went viral, garnering support from animal lovers all over the world.

“The video has been getting an amazing response, largely in part to our awesome friends at Wishing Well Sanctuary, who gave us the best location and actors ever, but also because the vegan community has been crazy supportive.”

Bowled over with all the positive response that the song has had, Chokeules has been inspired to continue using his talents to spread the compassionate message.

“It’s been humbling getting such positive feedback and support from people and organizations I admire, who do so much for animals. All I did was write a cool song, so it’s definitely been a wake up call to remind myself why I became vegan in the first place, and that I should be doing more to raise awareness.”

Photo Credit: Chokeules

288 comments

Pablo B.
.2 years ago

I liked it. I do not know this singer, he is known / famous? Something to say: "the goat shares his lettuce but the singer does not share his carrots with the goat!" Good sign of the Goat :)

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Catherine Smith
Catherine Heckel2 years ago

If you want to know what vegetarians and vegans eat, do some research. Seems rude to ask someone what they eat and then try to convince them that they're wrong.

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Alicia T.
A T2 years ago

Love it!

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 years ago

thanks for the article.

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Veronique P.
Nicole P3 years ago

I was never big on rap music but I must admit this one rocked me and I listened to it several times. Love it! Vegan rap rocks!

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Latonya W.
Latonya W3 years ago

Just brought the album...Hope he blows up big time..

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Dennis D.
Past Member 3 years ago

Jaime P. I grew up around farms. Keep chickens in my backyard today. Have hunted.

Guess what? I still eat meat..

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Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez3 years ago

Groovy! What a good man for telling the world not to eat animals. Everyone who eats meat should have to look into the face of animals. You would never want to eat one again.

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Mandy H.
Mandy H3 years ago

I'm really not a rap fan but I think it's great he's using his talent to get out a good message. Not only am I vegetarian but I've also got IBS and really struggle to eat green leafy veggies some times and the amount of people who will point blank ask you what you eat is mind boggling. It's simply a case of people being unable to think about the world from a different point of view, they're just too wrapped up in their own way of thinking that they can't conceive of a different way of doing things.

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Carole L.
Carole L3 years ago

@Sherri F. I couldn't agree more. I think some are just prone to argue for the sake of argument.

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