Vegan Maven

We often hear the claim that vegans are all about denying rights of freedom of action to non-vegans by declaring that the use of animal products should end. The truth is more to do with us speaking up for the rights of animals to be free of suffering, cruelty and exploitation, which your practices perpetuate.

In simple terms, the reason vegans choose to become vegan is because we feel strongly opposed to the exploitation of animals in all forms. Vegans are, therefore, opposed to the use of all animal products such as meat, fish, milk, eggs, honey, leather, silk, wool and so on because that involves an animal being killed, suffering or being exploited in some way.

From that perspective, it is hardly surprising that true vegans are not going to accept your wish to use ANY animal products as being okay because to do so an animal would have to have been exploited.

As there are thousands of food choices and other consumables available to you that do not involve the death, suffering or exploitation of an animal, we’d like you to make better, more ethical, decisions by choosing vegan options.

Under current legislation, you are free to buy, consume or use animal products. By the same token, we vegans are free to object to your partaking of an uncivilized practice that denies the rights of all animals to a life free of suffering, cruelty and exploitation.

We hope that’s cleared up any confusion on your part?


My Reasons For Being Vegan: The BIG Picture

December 12, 2009

Most of the time, when people ask me why I’m a vegan, I’m happy to stop and answer their questions. But, of course, there are occasions when I can’t get into a long conversation. In those situations I sometimes feel I’ve missed an opportunity to possibly help someone take a look at their own life [...]

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Rape, Abuse and Murder at a Dairy Farm Near You

November 20, 2009
Rape, Abuse and Murder at a Dairy Farm Near You

Imagine a woman being forcibly impregnated. Go forward nine months and imagine that pregnant woman about to give birth. Then imagine that woman giving birth to a perfectly healthy baby. Now, imagine what it would feel like for that woman to have her newborn baby taken away from her… permanently. This is the routine for [...]

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Animals Killed By Vegan Diet?

November 11, 2009
Animals Killed By Vegan Diet?

A number of people have contacted me about the Animal Kill Counter in the sidebar of this blog saying that is a very useful reminder of just how many animals are being killed every second of the day by the meat, dairy and egg industries. The rates of deaths are staggering… and that’s what many [...]

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Hezbollah Vegans, What Do You Eat?

November 8, 2009
Hezbollah Vegans, What Do You Eat?

When a “Top TV Chef” likens vegans to Hezbollah, how was I to know that it would lead me to a new level of self-awareness? But that’s exactly what happened, and it might do the same for you. Let me explain… Anti-Vegan Prejudices I was reading a blog post by Jason Das on the subject [...]

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