What Is Peter Singer’s “Paris Exception” for Vegan Diets?

What Is the Paris Exception?

How strict should you be as a vegan? Should you maintain consistent adherence 365 days a year, or can you take breaks on special occasions? Do you need to avoid all animal byproducts, or is boycotting meat, dairy, and eggs enough? This debate is what the Paris Exception is all about. So, what is the … Read more What Is Peter Singer’s “Paris Exception” for Vegan Diets?

What Exactly Is an Ostrovegan or Bivalvegan?

What Is an Ostrovegan or Bivalvegan?

I love a good debate about what counts as “vegan” and what doesn’t… So let’s talk about oysters and other bivalves. They are animals, and vegans don’t eat animals—right? But a certain group of vegans, called ostrovegans, actually do eat bivalves. What is an ostrovegan? An ostrovegan is a vegan who eats bivalves (oysters, mussels, … Read more What Exactly Is an Ostrovegan or Bivalvegan?

Vegan Ethics: An Overview of Moral Arguments for Veganism

Vegan Ethics

Why be vegan? And specifically, what are the ethical reasons to be vegan? As someone who has been vegan for over 13 years, been a vegan activist, and talked to many people about vegan ethics, I can help lay out the common arguments for you. Here are the 13 common ethical arguments for veganism I’ll … Read more Vegan Ethics: An Overview of Moral Arguments for Veganism

What Is the Liberation Pledge? Should You Take It?

The Liberation Pledge

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?

Militant Vegan: Definition, Examples, & What It Really Means

Militant Vegan

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

Vegans and Abortion: Are Pro-Choice Vegans Hypocrites?

Vegans And Abortion: Are Pro-Choice Vegans Hypocrites?

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?