Unnatural Vegan

is creating videos about veganism

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Thanks a bunch! I'll post several videos a month here before making them public, as well as upcoming video topics, occasional patreon-only outtake videos/commentary, and other random stuff.

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Holy moly, thank you! You get everything from the $1 tier, as well as 2 exclusive videos every month. Just random things I want to talk about: movies, video games, babies, whatever!

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About Unnatural Vegan

UPDATE 6/19/17: Ad revenue has fully returned, for my channel at least. I've learned my lesson about relying solely on ad revenue and will keep this patreon going. Thanks for any moolah you can throw my way. :)

Hello! My name is Swayze and I make videos about vegan ethics and nutrition. I often get accused of being bad for veganism (or even being a "fake" vegan) because I frequently criticize fellow vegans for promoting pseudoscience (raw till 4, anyone?), dogmatic platitudes ("meat is murder," "use is abuse"), and the like. It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it.

I also debunk anti-vegan rhetoric and touch on vegan moral dilemmas (Is medicine vegan? Is abortion vegan? That sort of thing). And I occasionally make "what I ate today" and recipe videos.

While I would love to continue making money solely from youtube ad revenue, this is no longer feasible. Thanks to big advertisers leaving en masse and various changes on youtube's part (that no one really knows much about because it's youtube and they think keeping creators in the dark is a super swell idea), I'm making 1/3-2/3 per view of what I was making prior to the "adpocalypse". So, not super sustainable.

So if you like what I do and have a buck or two to spare, consider sending that sweet moola my way.* My family (including my nameless, genderless babyees) would really appreciate it. That's a lie, though, since they have no concept of youtube or patreon, let alone money. But I'm sure when they grow up, they'll be like "Damn, those people who supported Mom on patreon all those years ago are so dope."

Now, wouldn't that be nice?

Sincerely,
-UV

*Or send it to an effective animal charity, like Mercy for Animals? As you can tell, I'm really conflicted about this whole thing. I think what I do on youtube is important, but how important? Important enough to ask for monetary support? I hope so, but I really don't know. So if you're at all conflicted between giving the money to me or an effective animal charity, go with the latter.

This is some pitch, huh? "Give me money, but don't, but actually maybe?"


Goals
$969.84 of $2,000 per month
When I reach $2,000 per month, I'll post 2 "thinky" videos each month. These are typically focused on more niche topics/questions that require extensive research to cover/answer. Some past examples:

Ethical Milk: Is it possible and what would it cost?
https://youtu.be/9RV3Urz19kw

Why I Support Nuclear Energy
https://youtu.be/u8_u5TqnznA

What will happen to farmed animals if the world goes vegan?
https://youtu.be/BpfVMNG4L0k

Should We Have Fewer Kids? (and other stupid ways to save the planet)
https://youtu.be/ZlKt5deMMqw

Don't care about animals? 5 reasons you should still go vegan
https://youtu.be/WNugaxb9MQs

Videos like these receive fewer views and less $$$ than others (think goofy response videos like "Freelee thinks I'm a drug addict"), even though they take so much more effort to make. But I would love to make more of them, hence this goal. :)
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