you can't just toss around politically popular words while being somewhat foggy in their definition.
like veganism...great way to be..it is the ideal we all could and should strive for. but what does it really mean?
it means you do not use any animal products in any way in your life...no meat, fish or dairy products, no fish oils in your vitamins, suppliments, fertizilers. it means there is no leather in your house, in your car, and not on your dress up or running shoes. no leather on your pet collars and leashes and no animal products in your cats, rodents, reptiles or dogs food. it means that every lotion, cream, shampoo, conditioner, cosmetic is made, manufactured and tested free from animal involvement at every stage and it means that any medications or medical treatments you take or receive has never been made, manufactured or tested on animals and the same is true for all cleaning products too. it means besides not wearing leather, you cannot wear or use silk or wool and many rubber and vinyl products are held together using animal product glue. and that is not even the tip of the veganism iceberg.
it is a HUGE committment..it is a HUGE achievement and it is a really difficult thing for many/most people to do.
i applaud full fledged vegans...i applaud the ones who are on the long hard road to veganism but not yet fully there.
but veganism is not just a foggy, airy fairy politically correct word..it is an extremely clear, noncompromising, compassionate, challenging and difficult life to live in this world. lets not belittle it by pretending it has exceptions as long as the word's actual meaning is somewhat unclear.
however..each and everyone of us can make choices that reduce the amount of animal based products we use. every little bit helps even if we haven't yet achieved the absolute pure ideal.