Thursday, March 8, 2007
Not just a diet
I wanted to post about vegan: the diet versus vegan: the lifestyle. A 100% lifestyle vegan doesn't wear wool, leather or silk. She wouldn't use soap that contained honey. She wouldn't eat sugar without verifying that it was vegan sugar. Would she play soccer if the ball was leather? I don't know.
I applaud people living a vegan lifestyle, but the farthest I can go is being a dietary vegan. Early in my vegetarian years, I didn't buy leather, but my predisposition to athlete's foot nixed the nonbreathable footwear pretty quickly. Plus, I hate bees (except for my bee necklace) and it's fine with me if they live in captivity.