A zealous vegan who became an influencer in the raw-food movement has made a drastic change to his lifestyle — becoming an internet-famous hunter-gatherer teaching people to kill animals for food.
Daniel Vitalis, 42, gave up meat as a teenager and was vegan for 10 years, becoming a popular speaker espousing the extreme diet.
He dumped veganism five years ago, however, after reading a book that convinced him animal foods were crucial for a healthy diet — telling The Boston Globe that the switch came in the middle of a vegan speaking tour.
“I would get up on stage and unravel the problems with the vegan diet,” he told the paper of his new belief-system. “Pretty soon I got kicked out of the nest.”
His most recent post even celebrated how he personally caught the lobsters and halibut used to feed guests at his wedding to wife Avani, a French-Canadian teacher.
The Vitalis’ house in Bridgton, Maine is full of skulls and weapons and has freezers packed full of meat from his kills in what the Globe called “a vegan’s nightmare.”
He is now hoping to become an even bigger star with an online video series called “Wild Fed” that promises to teach people the hunter-gatherer lifestyle.