VEGAN OR NOT - When interested or concerned with the well being of mother Earth, and the rights of our voiceless co-habitants, where do you draw the line ? is there a line to be drawn ?
ANIMAL ACTIVIST or VEGAN ? AREN'T THEY THE SAME ? WHY OCCASIONAL TENSIONS ARISE.
Quite often, while scouting the internet and facebook, I come across tensions where some Vegan Animal Activists and Non-Vegan Animal Activists (or supporters) appear to clash in terms of ethics.
1st I'll separate Plant-based diet from Vegan to make things clear. You can choose a plant-based diet for health reason and that's great, and it actually also helps animals of course..now the only difference in "pratique" is that the Vegan choosing a plant-based diet but also a non animal based clothings and if possible non leather seats in their car etc.. The Vegan basically chooses to control the impact on animals, with their entire lifestyle.
Pro Animal Rights activists come of all sorts.. from all the countries in the world, from different cultures and backgrounds, there are different types of activists. Of course they are all needed as they all complete each other. The one doing outreach and using social medias to pass on information and footage, the one in the field actually filming and possibly interfering. We basically at first look should have no reason for quarrelling, and especially in public while trying to pass on information to people that are uneducated about animal cruelty and causes for danger toward the planet.. Some of us are Vegan and some of us are not. Some of us were not born Vegan, some of us have been all their life. Some of us were always sensitive and might join the fight or support the animal rights and activism movements at a later age than others.