To: Any Vegan who is willing to engage in discussion with someone who has a lot of questions and is not trying to give you the third degree
From: Someone who just doesn’t get it.
And I don’t. Veganism is not popular as in the vast majority of the world is doing it. Not even the vast majority of the US is doing it. I bet the vast majority of any country are not vegans.
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, let me enlighten you (as you probably should know what this is.)
A Vegan is an extreme vegetarian. Where vegetarians don’t eat meat, vegans don’t eat meat or biproducts from an animal.
Including but probably not limited to: eggs
half and half (okay, you get the idea)
Can someone please explain that to me?
It’s not like the honey comes from the bee’s body. Nectar is held in the bee’s mouth (for lack of a better word) and spit out. Then, the bees in the hive dance on it. (Thank you The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That and The Magic Schoolbus) It’s not coming out of their body as a bodily fluid. They are holding the nectar in their natural carrying sacks.
At least that’s the way I look at it. What am I missing?
And what is the advantage of the vegan way of life? What does it do for you?
I don’t get it.
I’m not trying to be difficult. I’m really trying to understand.
If vegans won’t eat a natural sweetener like honey, is refined white sugar a better sweetener? I wouldn’t think that is what they believe.
But my biggest question is: What about breastfeeding?
My suspicion is that formula is not an option. But I do believe we are considered animals. And I do believe that breastmilk is an animal byproduct.
And if breastmilk is an approved animal byproduct, what makes it so?
Because in nature, there animals who raise babies that are a different breed or even species.
So I guess I don’t get why it’s okay for nature to do it and not us.
Honestly, I’m not trying to pick a fight. I seriously want to understand what they believe and why it is so important!