Many people agree that vegan is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle. And yet the people who went vegan for health are considered vegan even though they don’t live a vegan lifestyle, only eat a vegan diet. If someone doesn’t eat meat, dairy or eggs, but buys products tested on animals, goes to circuses, wears leather and fur, etc., why are they considered “vegan” by people who think vegan’s a lifestyle, when people who don’t eat meat, don’t go to circuses or wear animal skins or use things tested on animals are considered “vegetarian”, even though they follow more of the vegan lifestyle than the “vegan”?
Either we should consider the first person not to be a vegan, or the second to be a vegan. 😛
Does that sort of thing bother you guys too, or just me? XD
even if their reasons for being “vegan” arent the same as yours and not every aspect of their life includes it they are saving much more animals then a meat eater so dont be rude to them it might be annoying and they might not have the right reasons but in the long run animals are still benefitting
I’m strongly for getting people to realize that “vegan” is not the word used for the food choices we make alone (and never has been). It’s really hard when there are so many fad dieters who say “I’m going vegan for weight loss!” (even though veganism doesn’t guarantee weight loss, but usually just better health), but I just try to remind them kindly that veganism isn’t just about food, and if they’re going “vegan” they should look for cruelty free products and alternatives.
In the meantime, they can be called a “herbivore” or a vegetarian.