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Are You One?

Posted in veganism with tags , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by carmen4thepets

I think the term “animal rights” includes things that some people label “animal welfare.” For example, I believe that

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who advocates “animal welfare” or “animal rights” who doesn’t agree with the statement:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

A whole lot of people try to make it more complicated than that. Some have some very good reasons for their nuanced opinions of animal rights/welfare. And their ideas deserve attention.

But some people who distinguish between animal rights and animal welfare have some very bad reasons for doing so. One of those bad reasons is to make vegans seem like radical extremists who take their compassion for animals too far.

Vegans are NOT radical extremists. Vegans are people who eat in a way that expresses the belief that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

Vegans are people who dress in a way that expresses the belief that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

Vegans are people who entertain themselves in a way that expresses the belief that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

Vegans are people who care for themselves in a way that expresses the belief that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

Vegans are people who live in a way that expresses the belief that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

There are millions of vegans. There are enough of us that even if you think you don’t know a vegan, chances are you do. There are even more people who want to be vegan, people who think that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

There are people who plan to go vegan, people who think that:

All animals deserve the right to live without being tortured by humans.

Maybe, you’re one.

source:  http://www.vegansoapbox.com/are-you-one/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

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