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Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Posted October 16, 2013

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Veganism: Just a Diet, or is it a Philosophy?

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I have a new column in VegNews magazine, and will be discussing controversial issues that face vegans.  There are actually quite a few (including a recent blog topic I posted – on whether to speak up or not when others are eating meat) and I’m bracing myself for a potential onslaught of criticism.  While I’m very excited for this opportunity, I don’t like having my feelings hurt!  But I suppose I’ll consider any tough criticism a growing experience in the hopes of opening some hearts and minds.

My next topic for the column will be on whether veganism is just a diet, or is it a philosophy?  Not only is this question controversial, it also will define why many people do what they do.  For example, a person who is a vegan only in their diet may still wear leather and fur, yet be calling themselves vegan.  This will outrage many philosophical vegans!  Some are calling for a change in terminology – “vegan” is used for those people who philosophically believe it’s not right to harm animals for any use, and “plant based dieters” for those who only eat plant foods, but otherwise don’t worry about their use of non-food animal products.

And what about those people who say they are vegan, yet aren’t 100% vegan?  They are, for example, 90% vegan, occasionally eating cheese or even a little meat here and there.  Again, a philosophical vegan might argue that you can’t be “kind of” vegan – just like you can’t be “kind of” Christian.  You either believe it’s not right to harm animals or you don’t, and act accordingly.  Semantically, it’s important to some people that these “kind-of” vegans clarify: “I’m working toward eating a 100% vegan diet, and do so most of the time.”

It seems rather important how you define veganism.  I believe that – even for those of us who have been vegan for years – this topic can really get you thinking. 

What are your thoughts?  Do you think that being a vegan only defines what you eat, or does it define your approach to life in some way?  I’d love to hear from you!


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Ive been vegan going on 3 decades, and it does bother me when someone says they're vegan, then goes on to list all the ways they make exceptions. It's like saying, I'm faithful to my mate, oh except when I'm out of town once a month. You either are or you aren't.

As for people who do eat vegan but use animals in clothing, buy products tested on animals, etc. Many of those people simply need to be educated that there ARE plenty of compassionate options. As for the ones who could care less about those options, then yes, let's please call them a plant based eater. They have not earned the honor of being called a vegan.

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العاب طبخ لن تجدها الا هنا كما يتميز موقعنا بانه الموقع الاول في الاستماع الي زواره الكرام حيث ااذا اردتي سيدتي اي لعبة يمكنك طرحها فقط علينا عن طرق فورم اتصل بنا وسيتم الرد عليكم باللعبة المراد تنزيلها ان شاء الله ماذا تنتظر الان ابدأ اللعب مع اجمل العاب بنات الرائعة اذا كنتي تبحثين عن اجمل الوصفات والاشهر في العالم اذا نحن هنا في العاب طبخ جميلة جدا نمكنك من وضع يدك واولي الخطوات لتعليم الطبخ فهناك العاب طبخ رورو مساعدة لتعلمك خطوة بخطوة طريق تحضير الاطباق المميزة لديك فمثلا يوجد اشهر الوصفات التي يوصفها اشهر الشيفات علي مستوي العالم الغربي والعربي فأذا كنتي تلحمين ان تكوني مثل والدتك او تكوني مثل احد الشيفات المشهورات بالخارج كل ما عليك فعله هو التنقل من داخل لعبة طبخ بنات الي اخري لكي تكوني علي اتم الاستعداد للتعلم وفي النهاية نصيحة خاصه يجب ان يضاف له كل شخص اضافة مميزة فيجب عليكي سيدتي ان تقومي بوضع اللمسة الفنية الخاصه بك في اي وصفة تخصك انتي فقط لانها بالفعل تفرق جدا العاب الطبخ في التفرقة بين شيف والاخر اطبخي طبخا في المطبخ

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لعبة زوما بجانب العاب تلبيس بنات الرائعة كل هذا وحصريا علي العاب طبخ رورو العاب قمة في الجمال والروعة العاب زوما كليا واون لاين العبيها الان ولا تدعي فرصة رائعة ومميزة العاب طبخ فلاش مميزه جدا العبي الان اجمل العاب رائعة جدا جدا العاب فلاش
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Options & features are NOT explained in the Basic Guide. It has an option to attach a scan to an email. Scans, BUT JUST SITS THERE. When you register it with Canon you are of course asked for the serial number. Ha ha. It is NOT on the box, nope. Nothing simple. readmore http://captainsupport.blogspot.com/2017/03/driver-asus-a455l-download.html It is next to where the ink cartridges go. And, oh my word. This is not simple to even input the cartridges into the machine. Pain in the neck, too hard to get to. Very disappointed with this machine. Need an instruction book & booklet to show how things work. readmore https://daryldriver.blogspot.com/2017/03/canon-mp258-driver-download.html I received this printer as a christmas gift a few years back and it was so easy to use and very reliable. Unfortunately the laptop I was using with the printer was no longer up to date and I decided to get a new one. readmore https://kurodriver.blogspot.com/2017/03/driver-acer-aspire-v5-431-download.html I just bought a Mac Book Air and now I am not able to use the printer anymore. Ive installed everything that the website says to and nothing has worked so far. I really wish I could still use the printer because I loved it so much readmore http://levidriver.blogspot.com/2017/03/epson-l110-driver-download.html and just bought new ink for it right before I bought my new laptop. If anyone has had the same problem and knows a solution I would really appreciate it if you could help me out. – Was able to unclog it by filling up the sink with a couple of inches of hot water & holding the nozzles of the ink cartridge down in it for a few minutes. . readmore https://starkdriver.blogspot.co.id/2017/03/driver-hp-laserjet-p1102-download.html Then I ran Cleaning & Deep Cleaning several times and finally it is printing normal again. Of course, I have hardly printed in color, but it shows I only have about 1/2 of the Color Ink Cartridge remaining.

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