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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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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Why I Will Not Support Any Stranger (famous or not) Who Says They Are "Vegan"

It's all over the vegan community how a celebrity (who never was vegan in the first place, in spite of many who said she was), now owns a line of leather and suede footwear.

Also, in the past, I have read how staff at restaurants talks of "vegan" celebrities who get a private room in back and orders steak or some other animal flesh unbeknown to the general public.

I believe this because it sounds true. All types of people lie and many, many celebrities lie more to further their image. It's all about image to most celebrities and if they were honest in the slightest, will probably tell you behind closed doors:

"So what if I am not vegan as I say in public. I am an entertainer, so when I'm out in public that's the focus: Being famous, a celebrity, an entertainer. And what do entertainers do? We act in public. Celebrities fake in public. We keep up with the trends to stay well-known. It's all an act you naive fool!"

Again, I'm sure not all celebrities are this way, but many are.

Genuine vegans: If you want to support people who you do NOT know personally, and cheer them for being "vegan", go ahead because that's your choice, but I will not be so naive as to assume just because some stranger--celebrity or not--tells me they are vegan, that they genuinely are vegan.

I'll admit, I have supported some people who say they are vegan, but I will no longer do so. Great!--if they are, but I won't support them publicly if I do not know them personally.

Instead, I'll always just say to myself, "Oh. If it's true, that's great." and then I forgot they even said it, and continue to stay busy in my activism.

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