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There are animal welfare vegans and animal only-fight-against-other-vegans abolitionist vegans. V-EGANISM is neither. Just as there are positive things and negative things about conservatives and liberals, there are positive things and negative things about welfarists and abolitionists. V-EGANISM avoids all 4 "political parties", and remains as an independent in thoughts and actions, only choosing what is right and just for animals, humans, and the environment. V-EGANISM however does have a mission statement which is how the founder of veganism, Donald Watson, originally coined the word's definition. It was a perfect definition then and it still is a perfect definition now! So the following paragraph is V-EGANISM's official Mission Statement--and nothing more, nothing less, we are simply called, "Vegan Activists", with no additives:

"V-EGANISM educates people and helps people and animals regarding the political and social justice cause, Veganism, which is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude--as far as is possible and practical--all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, cosmetics, household products, entertainment, service or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment."

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fellow Vegans: Get Your Facts Straight

I have talked with healthcare professionals and have done independent research regarding animal rights/exploitation and have realized many vegans, when discussing animal exploitation have their facts wrong and to make it worse, other vegans parrot the ones in error in their activism instead of doing their own research to find out what is truth.

And when I say research, I mean going to sites that are not vegan websites, but sites just giving unbiased facts; you will know those by seeing they are clearly not "animal rights" sites but still give positive information regarding veganism/plant-based eating. We don't need to lie or stretch the truth about animal exploitation/animal abuse. There is enough real hard facts to show clearly that being vegan is the only decent, ethical way to be.

With human nature, it's tempting to bend the truth to make one's cause look that much more inviting so others will agree with it (and not just the vegan cause, but any cause). As activists, we need to not be tempted to lie but just state the truth.

Do your own independent homework. Be well-informed.

The truth is all we need to set animals free.

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