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I am curious what you true Vegetarian and Vegans feel about the latest catch phrase "Veganish"
It is said to be use by people who only eat meat on occasion. It might make sense if the word was Vegetarianish? Even still, what is the point?
I feel it is inaccurate. I also think it is disrespectful to those living the Vegan lifestyle, and fighting for the cause.
Am I being dramatic, or is "Veganish like Virginish?" NOT POSSIBLE!
I think it's kind of silly to be so negative about people who are at least trying. Do you have any idea what a difference it would already make if every person on this planet would have one vegan day a week? I think you should comment on people not trying to do anything at all, and motivate and praise the people who are at least trying to do something, even if it is something small. It's like attacking your own fort... Silly..
You should try and spread the love, not have an agressive mentality, you will never convince others like that. Just be peaceful and loving and give the right example, people will follow you eventually.
we need thumb up and down switches or better yet erect or flaccid 1 big erection for jade
To Jade's response:
One less meat meal a week would actually cause more harm for it allows people to become complacent and congratulatory, thinking they are helping animals when it is a spit in the ocean. The only way you can truly help animals-and call yourself an animal lover- is to NEVER harm or eat/wear them.
Nothing 'silly' about that. And it offends me greatly you minimize such a serious issue when animals all over the world are suffering extreme pain and distress as I type this.
You're completely right, I've been struggling to go 100% Vegan for a few months now. But I would never tell people I'm Vegan. I've been called Veganish because I don't buy anything made with animal skin or bones etc etc and I don't use honey however I occasionally have a product with cheese or milk in it. And making the full transition on my own is difficult. I don't like any label like vegetarian/vegan/pesce etc etc but when people insist on giving me one I simply tell them I strive for a peaceful diet. And when I do ingest something that came from an animal like milk I chastise myself for it. I'm a caritarian. And once I get some money I'll be going 100% Vegan, but I probably won't use that label. It's all just words after all. It is what you do for animals that matters. Not harming them for pointless nutrition is only the first step.
You don't need money to go vegan...legumes and beans are much cheaper than meat and fruit and veg cheaper than processed, pre packaged foods.
Have you heard of the book vegan on $4.00 a day?
I am sure you consume far more animal product than you realize...it's everywhere in beer/wine/soap/candles/grooming and cleaning products/even innocuous items like tomato paste...it's a life long learning to become aware.
And for every product they sell that is contains animal product, there is one that doesn't.
Just make the leap Conrad. Go that last step. You won't regret it. Promise. :)
You are laying the facts down all over this discussion Carly <3 <3 I agree with you, 110%
I'd think "veganish" means someone goes vegan most of the time, but once in a while has something with animal byproducts in it....or actual meat. It's easy to criticize them for not going vegan all the way but hey, gotta give them credit for trying. I heard going vegan just for one day does a lot to save animals and the environment. If anything, they just need to get into the habit and will eventually become full vegan.
LOL I dunno...I like things in absolutes you're either van or you're not. Having said that, if they don't eat animal product most of the time, they are still savings lives, I guess, so any effort is better than none. Although we would all prefer them to be more committed.
Veganish would be someone who eats dairy and eggs occasionally, but mostly vegan all other times, which I would consider myself. I like real cheese sometimes, rennetless (microbial) always. I think a bit of saturated fat and cholesterol isn't unhealthy, keeps the system sated to a degree, and there's research to suggest it may be unhealthy to have low serum cholesterol levels. Since the body absorbs a lot of flesh from it's own intestines, we are already consuming it. But no, I think it's erroneous for one to call themselves vegan-ish if they are eating flesh at any time.