You seriously just took that dumb picture of the cow, transcribed it and sent it to me in a message.
Vegan chewing gum
Vegan fabric softeners
Vegan shaving cream
Vegan cosmetics (a blog run by my partner)
Vegan sunscreen and vegan lotions
Vegan chalk (it’s edible too!)
I am not linking anything for oils/lubricants, biodiesel fuel, waterproofing agents, cement, ceramics, explosives, fireworks, matches, antifreeze, insulation, linoleum for reasons such as:
- They are easily avoidable
- They are not everyday necessities ( explosives and fireworks??? Oh no how ever will I live without those!)
- You are just fucking grasping at straws.
But here’s the kicker dude:
No one said veganism was perfect.
I know veganism isn’t cruelty free, but it is a necessary step in the direction to being as cruelty free as possible.
Unavoidable suffering doesn’t justify contribution to easily avoidable suffering. So while there may be trace amounts of animal product in the cement sidewalk I tread on, it sure as hell doesn’t justify you buying a Big Mac.
"People look at me as vegan and conclude that since I stepped on a snail or because the vegetables I eat resulted in a tractor death for a squirrel somewhere in Paraguay that somehow vegans are hypocrites, which of course, they’re not, since perfection is an unattainable goal and is something to be driven towards, never actually achieved.
The difference between you and the vegan standing next to you is that while you’re both going to step on a bug tomorrow, they’ve decided to dedicate their lives to as little harm as possible, completely independent from what you do. So in no way does the protozoan life form they step on negate your responsibility for the lamb you’re paying a stranger to cut tomorrow. And falling 1% of an unattainable goal is really good when you’re standing next to someone who won’t even try.”
So yes, there is such thing as a vegan.