If you are thinking to yourself, "But I'm a vegan for health reasons"
or "I'm a vegan for environmental reasons," read on. Unlike the word vegetarian, the word vegan specifically
implies moral concern for animals, and this concern extends to all
areas of life, not just diet. If you do not believe in animal equality,
please consider referring to yourself as someone who doesn't eat animal
products, as one who follows a plant-based diet, or as one who follows
a vegan diet. Or, continue to educate yourself about veganism, and perhaps you will choose to practice veganism. Additionally, anyone
who eats honey, yet refers to herself as a vegan, makes life difficult
for other vegans--it's like having someone who eats fish and calls
herself a vegetarian. When a vegetarian comes along, it is much harder
for her to explain that fish is not acceptable for vegetarians.
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