Veganism: Fact and Fiction
For many people, animal rights are extremely important, and part of being a good feminist and skeptic. In fact, as science learns more about animal brains, perceptions and sensations, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the harsh line we have drawn between human and animal in the past may not be tenable based on the evidence. One reaction that some have is veganism, and on the internet, as with so many movements, people have become militant with their beliefs. On both the pro vegan and the anti vegan sides, there are myths, uncertainties and confusions about the health benefits, availability and repercussions of vegan foods. Some argue that we all have an ethical obligation to be vegan because it’s easy and everyone can do it. Others suggest that what you eat is a personal choice, and there are many obstacles to veganism. I’m here to try to look at some of the major confusions of veganism and try to get to the heart of the matter: sometimes veganism is possible, and is probably better for the world around you. In other cases, there may be hindrances to veganism.