It’s true. I gave it a lot of thought, and made up my mind that I will no longer refer to myself as vegan.
For several reasons.
While it used to mean that a “vegan” was someone who didn’t use or consume animal products for ethical reasons, the term has become a buzz word favored by celebrities, followers, dieters and health connoisseurs the world over, and is fast losing its meaning of being anything to do with an animal friendly way of life. A “vegan” diet sounds trendier than “plant based” which is the correct term, unless the prime motivation is to remove our support for an industry where animal cruelty is an inherent part of its make up.
Spending time and money on a campaign which re-asserts the intended definition of a word is possible,but would be a waste of effort and resources, and could be counter productive.
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