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According to Harvard Medical School, a plant-based way of eating consists mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants. This includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans.
Identifying as a plant-based eater does not necessarily mean that you are vegan or even vegetarian. Rather, you are predominately choosing your foods from plant sources.
Plant-based eaters may still:
- Purchase items that were tested on animals
- Purchase the skins, furs, feathers, etc. from non-human animals (leather, wool, silk, etc.)
- Partake in entertainment that includes the enslavement & exploitation of non-human animals, such as zoos, circuses & aquariums
Not a diet.
Not about us.
According to the Vegan Society, veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible & practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
Plant-based eating plays a role in the vegan way of life, but veganism is not about food. It is a stance against speciesism. It’s about basic rights, respect, justice, freedom, peace, and equality.
PLEASE: to all the “famous ex-vegans” in the spotlight right now, to avoid further confusion and the detrimental exploitation & murder of other animals, identify your lifestyle/diet accurately. Vegans do not sway in-and-out of veganism, nor do they abandon veganism altogether. In other words, abandoning the animals. If you return back to harming animals, do not announce it loudly & proudly, instead please silently back away. That’s the least you can do. The animals do not need your excuses, and your influential supporters do not need to be encouraged to harm animals as well.