Veganism; do motives matter?

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Recently I saw a comment that ‘most people define veganism as the same as a plant based diet‘, before they went on to say, ‘Why does it matter? If people go vegan for health or environment it’s still good for animals too.’ So is that true?

The vegan believes that if we are to be true emancipators of animals we must renounce absolutely our traditional and conceited attitude that we have the right to use them to serve our needs. We must supply these needs by other means. If the vegan ideal of non-exploitation were generally adopted, it would be the greatest peaceful revolution ever known, abolishing vast industries and establishing new ones in the better interests of men and animals alike.

~ Donald Watson (2 September 1910 – 16 November 2005), who coined the word vegan

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3 thoughts on “Veganism; do motives matter?


  1. ..I believe the reason does matter..
    I am vegan (and cruelty-free) ONLY because of the
    innocent
    precious
    voiceless
    animals..
    ♥♥
    ..the rest is just “gravy”..

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