Vegan isn’t about Less.
When I became vegan (thanks to all of your comments), I lost a lot of things. I was already vegetarian, but going vegan lost me good cheese, it lost me pizza delivery, it lost me yummy butter on warm muffins. Right?
Not just that. It lost me being involved in factory farming—dairy equals the death of male cows and chickens (if you’re vegetarian, you aren’t vegetarian).
And after just about a year, I’ve found a way back to enjoy just about everything I love. Sometimes, it’s harder to dine out—but most good restaurants are accommodating, and ordering if anything is quicker, simpler, and ends in a just-as-yummy meal. So in the spirit of “that can’t be vegan!?”, here’s 10 yummilicious photos.
Remember: if it’s not local, or organic, if it involves palm oil or gmos, it may technically be vegan, but we’re still causing human suffering (farmers’ cancer rates are off the charts, thanks to pesticides) and, often, habitat loss (conventional soy or corn or sugar or sugar beets kills biodiversity, rain forests). Therefore it’s important to enjoy veganism, and to enjoy environmental-responsibility, both.
Also: if our veganism leads us to judge others and be jerks, we’ve become just like those righteous, good-hearted folks who hate abortion and stand around on corners with posters of fetuses. missed the point. Veganism is about compassion-by-example, not righteousness.