Ahh, the age old question that I’m sure almost every vegan has heard of at least 20 times since going vegan (NOT counting the other 100 times). Not necessarily a new thing, but more popular now and kind of a new trend, is the vegan lifestyle. We hear about it more and more now as it gains more attention, but what exactly is it all about, and why is it SO damn popular?
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For me personally as a full time, fully devoted vegan, I like knowing that I’m not cruelly contributing to the pain, suffering, and torture of any pig, cow, chicken, duck, rabbit, frog, monkey, sheep, fish (you get the picture).
It’s kind of like when you see someone getting bullied at school. Do you step in and help defuse the situation? Or do you turn a blind eye because you don’t want to get involved? Being vegan means that you ARE stepping in before things go any further, taking that first step in ending a bad situation; hoping that others will follow your lead.
Now I won’t go into what largely helped me on my journey to veganism. This we will leave for next time.
So going back to the main question, ‘What DO vegans eat?’ The answer is simple, anything that doesn’t directly or indirectly contribute to the slaughter and killing of animals, or more complex, anything that doesn’t contain animals or animal byproducts.
So I ask you, vegan or not, what does being vegan mean to you?
Is it something you can stand behind?
Or is it better kept at a distance?