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Sunday, 31 August 2014

LACTO-VEGAN or LACTO-VEGETARIAN?

Vegetarian is a Diet: Vegan is a Lifestyle.


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Vegetarian is a diet. Vegan is a lifestyle.

THE DEFINITION OF VEGANISM


MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF THE VEGAN SOCIETY

[The original Vegan Society, founded in November 1944, by Donald Watson.]

“In this Memorandum the word "veganism" denotes 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 humans, animals and the environment.”

“In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”

WHAT IS A VEGETARIAN

The word 'vegetarian' was defined in England, in 1842, as: 'one who abstains from the use as food of flesh, fish and fowl, with or without the addition of eggs and dairy produce'.

I CALL MYSELF LACTO-VEGAN AND, NOT LACTO-VEGETARIAN

Because, vegetarian is a diet, in which one, 'abstains from the use as food of flesh, fish and fowl, with or without the addition of eggs and dairy produce'.

Whereas, 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.'

Which I live up to, '—as far as is possible and practicable—', for me to still be healthy.

I was vegan for 18 years.
I never had cravings.
I never cheated once.

Before, becoming a lacto-vegan, for health reasons.
I now drink cows' milk and eat yoghurt. But, only because I cannot be healthy, on a vegan diet.

I have kept my vegan ideals.
So, I now call myself lacto-vegan.