Until now, it had been thought that the ability to learn - however rudimentary in fashion - was limited to animals. A new set of experiments seems to have blown that idea away by demonstrating that even life-forms such as plants are capable of learning and devising survival strategies based upon experience. Vegans will now have to exhibit their moral superiority by existing upon atmospheric sustenance alone.
Of course, the hypocrisy of vegetarians and vegans has been mentioned here on occasion over the years, as it's been noted that their lifestyle destroys ecosystems and habitat to an extent that is essentially identical - if not more so - than the damage caused by the carnivores and omnivores that they loathe. Now, it appears that they are destroying living beings in order to feed themselves; plants that have demonstrable abilities to learn, just as animals do. In fact, the ability to learn appears to be a common feature of all life forms.
Wow, there goes a major component of the religious beliefs of a lot of smug people.