17 Dec '16, 12am
#GoVegan #Vegan #Veganism #AnimalRights
Care2 describes cheese as the “most difficult animal-based item to give up on a journey into veganism.” This sort of rhetoric (from supposed “animal advocates”) is responsible for a large portion of the barriers we hit when educating members of the public. By not talking about veganism as something that we owe animals as a minimum standard of decency if we believe them to have moral value, the mainstream “animal movement” grants a sense of faux-legitimacy to the notion that veganism has nothing to do with recognising fundamental rights. It perpetuates this idea that veganism is merely an exercise in self-worship and congratulation, where you’re free to either take it seriously or not depending entirely on your own sensibilities and preferences. Ever had a non-vegan say to you that they “respect your choices” but that veganism “isn’t for them”? Well, you can thank the mains...