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    Profile photo of shelbibelle

    Over a year ago

    Lately I’ve been feeling a little guilty for being JUST vegetarian. Being vegan just isn’t an option for me right now and I’ve only recently become vegetarian (little over a month) but I just feel like I’m not doing enough….opinions?

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  • Profile photo of ashleysykes134

    Over a year ago

    @VeganCaramel I never said anything was wrong with encouragement, I support it greatly, but it’s vegans like you that I am talking about. Vegetarians obviously care about animals but that DOESN’T mean that uprightly approve of the abuse and murder of dairy cows and hatchery chicks.
    And vegans shouldn’t treat vegetarians as if they are doing something like meat-eaters.
    Vegans and vegetarians have the same views about meat, sorry if that hurts you from saying that, but it is true.

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  • Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    @ashleysykes134 , even though I’m glad when I see vegetarians planning to make the switch to veganism, it still hurts a lot when people think vegetarians and vegans have “the same views”. If we had the same views, vegetarians wouldn’t be supporting animal testing (though some don’t, most do) and the abuse and murder of dairy cows and hatchery chicks!

    I’m not going to be glad that people are still hurting animals, but I will be as helpful as I can in their switch to veganism because I was a vegetarian once and I know how accidentally blind society can make someone, even vegetarians, towards the rest of animal cruelty.

    Animal rights and animal welfare (exploiting animals “humanely”) ARE different views, and PETA is an animal rights organization. There’s no reason to stay an animal welfarist vegetarian when so many animals suffer and die just for the supposed “cruelty free vegetarian dish”. I know if we just encourage vegetarians, rather than telling them they’re fine where they are, that many WILL acknowledge it’s not just preference to be vegan, it is necessity.

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  • Profile photo of ashleysykes134

    Over a year ago

    I agree. Vegans just need to be glad that vegetarians are at least trying and have the same views as them.

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  • Profile photo of MsVeganGirl

    Over a year ago

    I was a vegetarian for like 18 years before I became a vegan, so give yourself some time and do the best you can! Slowly cutting out cheese and egg and switching to soy milk might help! Good luck!

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  • Profile photo of veganistdestrox

    Over a year ago

    Hi, is it cost of avaibility of products keeping you back or family? You can make small changes for now like others have suggested, nut mils are found in most stores now and walmart should have earth balance, some versions of smart balance now are also vegan, check their website. You can also reduce your egg consumption and cheese. But being vegetarian is still doing alot!

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