In our increasingly sensitive social climate, maintaining a mindful diet becomes a thornier task. Inundated with countless food options year round, we have almost total control over what we eat. Perhaps that is why the folks at have compiled a vegan sellout list (VSL), which names people who have turned their back on the vegan lifestyle and switched to eating meat.

Like many vegans, the VSL is relatively thin. Users can locate ex-vegans by state, and as of right now California has only 32 ex-vegans, New York State has 16 entries, and New Jersey has four, just to name a few. All of the posts are user-submitted, with the webmasters vetting each "haughty, nose-turning carnist" on a case-by-case basis, as their mission page states.

"The spirits of the billions murdered have risen to deliver: The Vegan Sellout List - an online directory of those who have regressed from moral consistency to moral depravity," the mission notes. "Selling out veganism is a trend on the upswing, bringing with it swarms of haughty, nose-turning carnists uttering nonsensical buzzwords re: veganism being 'privileged,' or 'trendy,' critiquing themselves into ethical degeneracy and paleo-terrorism."

The current sellout pool seems an equal mix of star celebrities and relatively famous former vegans. Alongside names like Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore, and Ozzy Osbourne are names like Alex Jamieson, Andrea Beaman, and Berlin Reed.

Beaman competed on the reality-TV show Top Chef in its first season. She gave up her vegan lifestyle after realizing eating meat was a part of nature, not to mention veganism made her sick. The VSL didn't surprise her, she said.

"When I was a vegan, it was the most judgmental time of my life!"

Another celebrity in the culinary circuit who's revisited a meat-filled past is Berlin Reed, 31, a former three-year vegan turned Brooklyn butcher. Reed began eating meat after he started at the butcher shop, which partners with small local farms.

He originally applied for a cheese monger job, at the Greene Grape in Fort Greene, but secured the butcher position instead.

"I thought, 'If I want to see change, I should be part of something I want to see happen, instead of something I don't,'" Reed, who authored the book The Ethical Butcher, told the New York Post. "Maybe it was the B12 deficiency?"

Reed says he began eating meat once he saw firsthand how humanely the farms treated the animals. His preconceived notions of dirty slaughterhouses were soon dispelled. He says now he can confidently eat meet without feeling guilty, and that the VSL is more of a joke than an insult.

"It's just hilarious that someone would spend that much time shaming other people for lifestyle choices."