CategoryVeganism

Is Cologne Tested on Animals?

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Just like women’s perfume is often tested on animals, so is cologne. Animal testing isn’t required for selling cologne in most countries, it is for some – China is the biggest one. So if a cologne brand sells products in China, then they typically test on animals at least for certain products. Sites like Ethical Elephant are good places to check if a company is “cruelty-free”...

How Do Vegans Feel About Horseback Riding?

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Racing horses have very short lifespans and are treated terribly, but that’s pretty obvious to everyone. But what about non-racing horses, is it okay to ride them? That’s what I’ll go over in this post. While there’s not a full consensus on the topic among vegans, most vegans do not consider it to be an ethical activity. Ultimately, there’s no need to ride horses other than for...

How Do Vegans Feel About Hunting for Meat?

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When I’ve talked to others about whether it’s right to kill and eat animals, one of the questions I often ask is: If there was a pig (for example) in your backyard that you had to kill if you wanted to have ham for dinner, would you be able to? Most people in that situation would say “no, unless my life depended on it.” But, there are some people who would “sure” – hunters (maybe...

Should Vegans Date Meat Eating Non-Vegans?

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If you only want to date other vegans, you limit your options a lot. There aren’t that many vegans, even in progressive countries. Ideally, you’d still be comfortable with dating omnivores. This is a topic I’ve been thinking and reading about a lot about lately. I’m going to lay out the conclusions that I’ve drawn, and hopefully these help you decide on what’s best for you...

How Do Vegans Feel About Carnivorous Animals?

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Some animals are obligate carnivores, meaning they must eat other animals to survive. As a vegan with 2 cats, this is a subject I’ve thought a lot about. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but perhaps I can shed some light on this topic. No Carnivores Have Moral Agency As far as i know, no obligate carnivore is quite intelligent enough to have moral agency. This is one of the most...

How Do You Explain Veganism to Others?

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I don’t go around telling people I’m vegan, but it still comes up. Inevitably, I’m asked, “why did you go vegan?” The first few times I was asked this, it was hard to come up with a clear, concise answer. After all, there were hundreds of reasons swirling around in my head. That led me to sitting down to figure out a way to explain veganism to others that was short and clear, and don’t...

Is Glue Vegan? (Is Glue Made From Horses?)

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I never learned how glue was made as a child, but I always had the notion that it came from animals like horses, which I must have heard somewhere. Fast forward to now, and I really wanted to know the answer. So, I looked up how glue is made to find out if it’s vegan. Good News: Most Glues Are Vegan It turns out that most glues used to be mainly made of animal products (mainly from...

14 Countries That Still Eat Dogs [List]

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Sometimes I really hate having to research posts for this site. It’s been very depressing to learn that eating dogs (and killing them in disgusting ways) is still so widespread. But to answer the original question, how many countries eat dogs, I was able to find 14. Here’s the full list, with links to sources if you want to read more for some reason: China South Korea Vietnam Indonesia...

The 8 Best Ways to Meet Other Vegans

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Whether you’re looking to meet new friends with similar values, or are looking for people to date, there are a lot of good reasons to want to meet other vegans. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy to find other vegans, even in cities where veganism is pretty popular. And dating is even more difficult; most vegan dating apps are terrible right now, and there’s no easy way to filter out non-vegans on...

Will Vegans Eat Lab Grown Meat: The Case For and Against

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Some say lab grown meat is vegan, and some say it’s not. Who’s right? I’ll quickly break down both sides of the argument, and whether they hold up under closer scrutiny. Do Animals Suffer for Lab Grown Meat Stem cells are needed to start the cultured tissue process and “grow” the meat. In theory, it’s possible to obtain stem cells from animals without hurting them. However, this is a slow...