woman at farmers market - types of vegans and vegetarians

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  1. Sunil Hingorani says:

    There is only one type of Vegan. Ethical. One who does not want to cause pain, just as he/she would not like to receive pain. The rest of your listing is just a hotch-potch of miscellaneous plant based. Please dont confuse the issues.

    1. Hi Sunil, I 100% agree with you. Although culturally, many labels and descriptors overlap with veganism. I thought it worthwhile to share the differences for clarity.

  2. Very informative, especially the part about chickens which i clicked on and read. I never knew how/why chickens laid so many eggs. I’ve been a vegan for 3 years now and I’m in my sixth decade of life…so I certainly had a lot of eggs prior to changing my lifestyle. I hope that more and more people become aware of how interconnected all sentient beings are and stop harming other beings.
    Thanks for your informative blog.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read our backyard eggs post and for sharing your experience with us. Kudos for changing your lifestyle.

      Things are shifting, albeit slowly. And for a variety of motivations (as evidenced in this article).

  3. I agree, I am vegan for health as well. I’m a #4. Although I have reduced buying products with leather and animal fibers like wool, living in Europe with wide-ish feet makes comfortable vegan shoes and warm enough breathable sweaters a challenge. I do thank the animal for it’s sacrifice and take good care to make my sweaters and footwear to last for many years.

    1. Hi Rhea, thanks for sharing! Yes, I have very wide feet and have struggled to find basketball shoes that fit well and are vegan. I had to resort to purchasing online. Fingers crossed they fit! It’s more inconvenient, that’s for sure.

    1. I think you mean #3. You do not mention whole foods in this section but you do mention the unhealthy use of fast /processed foods. I always tell people I am whole food plant based. I agree with Wade – this deserves its own category.

      1. Apologies. You’re right, Glenda, #3.

        It’s interesting reading both of your comments. I’m all for WFPB, but I didn’t see it distinctively different from someone motivated to adopt a vegan-friendly diet for health reasons — hence dietary vegan or plant-based. I’ll amend this section to make it clearer.