FALLACY: "You Cannot Be 100% Vegan"
How many times have we all heard this
one bandied about, eh? The truth is veganism is the philosophical position that exploitation of and cruelty to sentient beings is ethically indefensible, and that it should be avoided whenever it's possible and practical to do so
. Of course, vegans themselves don't claim this position is absolute and they don't strive for perfection; rather, the accusation that vegans "fail to be vegan" because they cannot be "perfect" is an external one imposed by people who don't understand veganism -- am I right?
These ideas are addressed further on the Your Vegan Fallacy Is
site at yvfi.ca/perfect/r
along with responses by +Bite Size Vegan
, +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
, +The Vegan Scholar
, +Vegan Street
's "Vegan Feminist Agitator"
, +M. Butterflies Katz
, and +Vegan Sidekick
.#perfect #philosophy #critique #yvfi #vegan #fallacy
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