I’ve been hearing from a lot of vegans about the Liberation Pledge. It’s a commitment that more and more vegans are making to try to maximize their impact for the animals. So, what is the Liberation Pledge? Adherents to the Liberation Pledge commit to (1) being vegan, (2) not sitting where animals are being eaten, … Read more What Is the Liberation Pledge? Should You Take It?
So, you’re thinking you want to stop eating meat, but you’re not sure how far you want to go: vegan or just vegetarian? Personally, I was vegetarian for two years before I went vegan—and I’ve now been vegan for twelve years. So I have some perspective on both! Here are five reasons to go vegan … Read more Why Vegan Instead of Vegetarian? 5 Key Reasons.
What does it mean to be a “militant vegan,” as opposed to a regular vegan? In my 10+ years as a vegan, I’ve seen the term used to refer to different things. Usually, “militant vegan” is used in a negative way to label vegans who are more aggressive in their activism. Many sources online take … Read more Militant Vegan: Definition, Examples, & What It Really Means
Does being vegan have anything to do with whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life? After all, vegans refrain from killing animals—wouldn’t they also want to refrain from killing a potential human as a fetus? Personally, I’ve historically been pro-choice, but I see both sides of the issue. I decided to research what most vegans think. So, … Read more Vegans and Abortion: Are Pro-Choice Vegans Hypocrites?
In my post about whether dogs and cats can go vegan, I briefly addressed the question of whether it’s contradictory for vegans to own pets in general. But one especially controversial topic is whether vegans support the use of service dogs, such as guide dogs and hearing dogs. So, do vegans support the use of … Read more Do Vegans Support the Use of Service Dogs?
As a vegan who’s usually on a tight budget, I’ve usually eaten conventionally-grown produce rather than organic. But I’ve long wondered if vegans really should eat organic as a rule, to be ethically consistent. Recently I finally did some research on the subject. So, should vegans eat organic? It’s up to you. While conventional farming … Read more Should Vegans Eat Organic As a Rule?
With many diets, it’s common is to include a “cheat day” or “cheat meal” about once a week. It can help you tolerate the restrictions for the rest of the time. But there is controversy about whether this applies to veganism because being vegan is often based on ethical principles. So, is it bad to … Read more Is It Bad to Have Non-Vegan Cheat Days?
So you decided to go vegan, and then you messed up and ate some non-vegan food, whether totally by accident or by a lapse in your willpower. I’ve done it, and I’m pretty sure every vegan in the world has, too. How do you deal with slip-up guilt as a vegan? Every vegan has slip-ups. … Read more “I Messed Up Being Vegan!” How to Deal with Slip-Up Guilt