Vegans and Vegetarians: The lesser known difference

In a country where cow is worshiped as goddess of Hindus, people don’t know that saving one animal and killing others doesn’t make them nationalists or radical Hindus. In India everything is labeled as ‘veg’ and ‘non-veg’ in green and red square dots on the items available in market and all the restaurant market themselves as ‘vegetarian’, ’non-vegetarian’ or ‘pure vegetarians’.

Major differences between Vegans and Vegetarians

But Indians hardly know the fact that when they say they are vegetarian, most of them are actually lacto- vegetarian. And by lacto-vegetarian, I mean that they exempt meat, eggs or chicken but consume the dairy products mainly butter, milk, ghee as key ingredients in all their cuisines, in both urban and rural areas. Unlike Vegans, who excludes the use of any animal products to produce food, clothing, or anything else used in daily life, which means exempting silk sarees, leather shoes or belts, and even sometimes doing a gigantic task of finding alternate to sugars (as they can also be refined using charred animal bones), toothpaste (bone powder), shaving creams and other basic utilities. Donald Watson says “if you eat vegan, you are vegan”.Why go Vegan?

Some people easily switch from eating meat to vegan right away, while others grapple with their new commitment, or choose to go vegetarian first and then slowly omit eggs and dairy. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. However you do it, do it for the animals and do it for your health.

Although India is a land of ‘vegetarians’ delight’, and can have an early copyright of adopting vegetarianism still veganism has a long journey to establish itself and make India also a country where veganism can sustain. In foreign countries, this phenomenon is very well popular and adopted by many with markets flourished with vegan-products that completely exempts animal usage in its production. In India also there are platforms for veganism but still there is a long way to go to fully commercialize itself.

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  1. Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss . Dont know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thx

  2. Basically #views of ppl differs .#3 classified types are in #Vegans , #vegetarian ,#non vegetarian ….In India we #worship cow on 1 hand and on other other hand have meal as chicken .#Vegans include ppl who eat veg food ,milk,butter etc .But use of things in daily use like #Colgate,soap, medicine,etc are made up of animals ….Where as #pure vegetarian are #purely #depending on veg items , where even #daily use materials ,things are also made up of nature and #not animals and food include milk, roti, butter,ghee etc. Where as #non veg are #totally dependent on animals meat , chicken etc.

  3. Its like, the animal thought “hey, master is feeling cold.” So, sacrificed his skin to make the human feel comfortable by giving him warmth during the winter.
    #whereisthecompassion #alllivingthingsequal #govegan

  4. A person who does not eat or use animal product called vegans.
    A person who does not eat meat and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons is called vegetarian.

  5. I believe that being vegan is a personal choice of an individual, it should not be forcefully imposed on a person to follow it , if everybody turns into a vegan on this earth ,there would be a disturbance in environmental life cycle , hence concluding that animals shouldn’t be harmed for humane satisfaction ,but animals and humane beings should help one another to lead healthy environmental life.

  6. In a constant battle of who’s better with animals; while Non-Vegetarians and Vegetarians are at it, the Vegans stole the title.
    #vegan
    #vegetarians
    #whatveganseat
    #whatvegetarianseat
    #vegansvsvegetarians

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