What Does It Mean To Be Vegan?

There are so many definitions of what a Vegan is. A Vegan is “a person who does not eat any food derived from animals and who typically does not use other animal products.” per Oxford Languages. However, being Vegan extends far beyond what one puts on their plate. But the plate is the one thing we all seem to focus on when it comes to be Vegan. So just how would one define being Vegan.

Having a look at the definition over at the Vegan Society, we see what being Vegan truly means. It goes far beyond what one puts on their plate.

“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”

Being Vegan means seeking to exclude as far as possible and practicable ALL forms of consumption across the board. So, while food seems to be a huge focus on social platforms, a Vegan should be going as far as possible to move away from all forms of consumption of animal in their life. Not everyone will be able to go to the same extent for various reasons, but we should be going as far as possible.

Being Vegan may not be easy or practicable for you. The goal of Frugal Eco Vegan is to serve as a resource for you to see the various ways you can do as much as possible. Thank you for choosing to come along and explore what you might be able to do for your life.

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