It’s impossible to be 100% vegan (therefore, vegans are hypocrites)

This is a bit like saying you can’t be a 100% perfect parent and so you shouldn’t have children! Or since we can’t live forever, why bother taking care of your health? People are never hypocrites for doing their very best, and it is the same for vegans.

A diet that is plant-based is kinder to the earth, its peoples and other inhabitants, and is better for those who choose to eat it.

It reduces our environmental impact, better protects the Earth’s forests, rivers and other species and means we have enough food to feed the global human population. And when we eat it, we are not only sparing untold suffering of factory-farmed animals, we are being kind to our own bodies, too. Vegans have a reduced risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.1

Just because some animals die in crop production, or we cannot be entirely sure how every item in our lives was made, does not mean we should do nothing. Every step away from animal products and towards a whole food vegan diet is good for our planet, for animals and our health.

And those who do all that they can to create a kinder world can never be said to be hypocrites.

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1 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, ‘Position of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets’, 2016 []


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