Why I am over Veganism.
Just FYI I’m not breaking vegan, nor will I ever go back to consuming flesh, animal byproducts or will I use products tested on animals.
I am merely considering no longer using the term “vegan” to define myself as it has simply become that, a term or another word.
With “dietary vegans”, “vegans that eat honey”, “pro hunting vegans” and every other type of “vegan” under the sun starting to come to the surface the word is being washed out, almost as washed out as the term “Vegetarian”. The fact that the term “ethical vegan” exists angers me.
Not to mention people using the term as a form of “excuse” for their own or someone elses shitty behaviour/ actions. Excusing Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Homo/Transphobia because someone is Vegan is disgusting and severly drops the credibility of the work of hard working activists around the world.
These, amongst other reasons are why I am heavily considering no longer labelling myself a Vegan and simply refering to myself as an Animal Rights Activist.
My decision is in no way swayed by the constant critisism that vegans recieve, nor is it due to recieving hate etc. These do not phase me or my way of life in the slightest and I will continue to fight against the powers and people that routinely abuse animals.
It’s other vegans that are swaying my decision.