There’s this thing with vegans eternally trying to out vegan each other, not all vegans granted but a certain strain of nazi vegans that are always feeling the need to attack those they don’t deem as ‘vegan’ as them.
Vegan nazi’s who don’t wear faux fur condemning those that do, vegan nazi’s who only eat whole foods and won’t eat meat free substitutes to things like sausages and burgers condemning those that do. I mean, sometimes, you just can’t win.
As for the meat free substitute debate, well a lot of vegans, like me didn’t give up meat and animal products because they didn’t like the taste, it was to do with morals, being animal lovers and wanting to live cruelty free so what’s the problem with eating something that might taste similar but is plant based.
I’ve had meat eaters say to me that a vegan sausage can’t be a sausage because it isn’t made from pork, well since when did pigs grow in the shape of sausages? Pigs are animals, sausage is a shape, same goes for burgers or nuggets or goujons, they’re all shapes, I prove my point and it doesn’t matter whether they’re from seitan, tofu or vegetables, they’re cruelty free and taste delicious
So that being said, the question is, how vegan is vegan enough?
Well The Vegan Society’s definition of ‘vegan’ states:
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
It’s about doing the best you can to live a cruelty free lifestyle.
Vegans don’t eat meat or fish or poultry, they don’t eat dairy or eggs or honey, they don’t wear leather or fur or wool and they don’t wear cosmetics that are tested on animals or contain any animal products.
I personally think the concept of humans drinking cows milk is just plain weird, I mean cows produce milk to turn baby cows in to big cows, why would anybody want to drink something that has the potential to turn them in to the size of a full grown cow?
A vegan diet is not only proven to be healthier for digestion, complexion and weight, a full vegan lifestyle is straight up healthier for the soul.
If you’re taking part in Veganuary on your bid to become vegan, good for you, just do the best you can, don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up, if it’s easier, slide in to a vegan lifestyle gradually, you might just be more inclined to stick with it.
Apparently 2019 is going to be the year of the vegan and with all the major supermarkets upping their vegan game, there couldn’t be a better time to take the leap.
The Vegan Life Live show is taking place in March this year, I’ve been for the past few years and it’s a great day out and a perfect chance to sample products and get ideas.
Don’t listen to the nazi vegans or the preachy vegans, do the best you can to be as vegan as you can be and that’s a good starting point.
Look our for leaping bunny on cosmetics and household products. http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/LeapingBunny