Veganism is the pracice of abstaining from the use of animal products. Ethical vegans reject the commodity status of animals and the use of animal products for any purpose, while dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) eliminate them from their diet only. Another form, environmental veganism, rejects the use of animal products on the premise that the industrial practice is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.
The term “vegan” was coined in England in 1944 by Donald Watson, co-founder of the British Vegan Society, to mean “non-dairy vegetarian”; the society also opposed the consumption of eggs. In 1951, the society extended the definition of “veganism” to mean “the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals,” and in 1960 H. Jay Dinshah started the American Vegan Society, linking veganism to the Jain concept of ahimsa, the avoidance of violence against living things.
so yes- in the dietary sense-ellen is vegan,but to directly support animal testing is messed up. you have to agree. it’s like not wearing fur,but being okay with wearing leather. yes i do appreciate the good she does,but it’s like saying you don’t eat red meat,but you still eat chicken. i just don’t see why ppl don’t go all the way.
Being vegan doesn’t necessarily mean that someone doesn’t use any animal tested items. Vegan is a term used in regards to food. Most vegans also try to be cruelty-free in other aspects of their life, but it is perfectly possible for someone to eat a vegan diet and not strictly avoid animal-tested products.
ellen calls herself a vegan but is not. any one who advertises for a company that animal tests is not vegan. that’s like saying i don’t eat meat,but i do commercials for the texas road house-doesn’t make sense.
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