Labels, we have them thrust upon us, and we do the same to others.
Generally, when someone uses a label, there is a common understanding of that word, example
But sometimes, the labels people use are more about how people wish they were, rather than how they really are.
Taking the words
vegetarian, do these words mean the same for everyone who uses them – either to describe themselves or others, and what happens when they don’t.
Questions that I get asked frequently are variations on, what do people CALL themselves:
- what do you call a vegetarian who eats chicken?
- what do you call a vegetarian who eats cheese?
- what do you call a vegan who eats fish?
- what do you call a vegan who eats cheese and fish?
- what do you call a vegetarian who eats fish but not dairy?
Vegan, vegetarian, freegan, herbivore, locavore, plant-based diet, cheesatarian, cheegan, beegan, part-time vegan, part-time vegetarian, pesco-vegan, lacto-ovo vegan, flexitarian, strict vegetarian, Lebanese vegetarian, or the monstrously pretentious “plant-strong” (Esselstyn).
Argh!! make it stop….. so many labels, so little time to read the dictionary
is a lacto-ovo-pesco-pollo-bovine-porcine vegetarian one who eats eggs and dairy, and occasionally fish, sometimes chicken, sometimes beef, and sometimes pork? The word loses all meaning when accompanied by so many qualifications.
- Dan Balogh: Hitler: Goose Stepper and Goose Eater
In some cases the use of labels for Vegan and Vegetarian can be problematic, especially when used strangely out of correct context:
- My partner was introduced to a new work colleague as being
the vegan of the office, you know, that’s a type of vegetarian.His response
yes, much in the same way a Jewish person is a type of Buddhist, in that they both, you know, believe in Stuff
- Or, the Facebook vegan warrior who tried to tell me I wasn’t entitled to call myself Vegan because I watched Jamie Oliver. And then proceeded to tell me about his diet, including a morning protein drink made with whey… (ah, sweetie, whey is actually a dairy product).
- Or, a friend who tried to tell me that there are two types of vegetarians: those who eat meat and those who don’t
and no matter how hard I tried, I could not convince her that No type of vegetarian eats meat, unless it is the pseudo-vegetarian
- Or, the restaurant near me that lists prawn cutlets on their vegetarian menu, and they don’t mean faux prawns either
- Or, a vegetarian couple I know, one eats bacon and the other chicken wings,
were they at least from a vegetarian chicken?I asked, to much scorn)
Every time a person calls themselves a vegetarian but continues to eat animals, the result is, it just makes life more complicated for the real vegetarians.
Same with vegan, when someone eats dairy, or wears leather, eats sealife, but says, they are vegan, it just makes life much more difficult for the real vegans who try to convince others that – No, vegans don’t, in fact, eat fish, wear leather, drink milk, buy Cover Girl cosmetics.
Without discounting the possible good a mostly-vegetarian-but-not-quite could do…. If they eat meat they are not vegetarian.
So, perhaps, we need a new word for people who try hard – perhaps something like: potential-vegetarian, mostly-vegetarian, transitioning-vegetarian.
The same goes for people who claim the badge of VEGAN, yet deliberately consume animal products or wear animal products. (I do not count people who have their food spiked in this category, some chefs still think that is funny, what matters is intent).
Do people who call themselves VEGAN while wearing leather, or eating animal products, not know that what they are doing is Not vegan, or do they hope no one will notice, or do they just not care?
How about the vegetarian who consumes sea-animals, bacon, chicken – what does vegetarian actually mean to them? They don’t eat beef?
This is an example of
label creep where the meaning of vegan degrades to mean vegetarian, and vegetarian degrades to mean someone who eats vegetables occasionally.
Like the social smoker, who never smokes during the week, but does a packet on the weekend, then tries to claim the label of
Or, the factory-owner who claims be a humanitarian, while paying slave-wages to children locked in factories for 16-hours a day, but for the other eight hours, they’re a true champion of human rights.
Perhaps they want to be vegan, but are unable to – however, if desire alone could make someone something they are not, like a Vegan of a person regardless of what they eat, wear, buy…. then I could call myself a
world famous celebrity, but that wouldn’t make it true either.
But, if the desire is there to be a vegan or a vegetarian, then… good on them.
That is a lot more than most people. And perhaps with a little encouragement and a lot of support, these part-time vegetarians could go all the way.
How is this even possible for a fish / sea-life eater to claim to be in anyway a vegan?
There is no part-time vegans, it just cannot be.
Part time vegan refers to their diet only, then, in this case the label should be
strict vegetarian, which means a vegan diet but non vegan lifestyle.
90% is good, rather, it is a good START, but the important thing is – what about the other 10%, I am not sure those fish and other sea-creatures would take much comfort as they are being shoveled down the throat of a pesco-vegan that for 90% of the time, other animals didn’t have to die.
Would we accept 90% for cases of wrongly executed death-row prisoners?
Well now, we got a strike rate of 90% guilty, and only 10% innocent people mistakenly executed, that’s a win-win situation.
People who eat cheese are not vegan, no matter how famous they are
People who eat cheese and eggs are not vegan, no matter how famous they are or how much more they do for animals than me. Fine, they’re bloody heroes, give them a medal, put them on a stamp, build a statue of them, name a bridge or a street after them – but if they eat cheese, they are not vegan.
Once we start making exception based on the career of people, where does it stop?
Or, are only commoners supposed to be actual-vegans, while celebrities can be almost-vegans?
And, for some reason, there are many vegans get personally offended when you say that eating cheese deliberately is not vegan.
And, almost as outraged when you say that wearing leather is not vegan. Some vegans get all uppity: But, but, but, but Anne Hathaway ate a vegan dessert once, shes one of us, where as you Redglitter are just some militant vegan, giving us a bad name.
The response is like: How dare you attack Alicia! She is our Goddess. You are a Nothing, hear me, You are less than Nothing Redglitter!
Fine, I’ll take that, Militant and Less Than Nothing, perhaps…. but I AM definitely vegan.
It seems, though, that what this defenders of cheese-eating vegans, and leather-wearing vegans, miss…. I’m not attacking an egg-and-dairy-eating, leather wearing, vegan, I am trying to defend the concept of vegan, before it becomes meaningless, before it dilutes into vegetarian, and vegetarian dilutes into ‘eats a vegetable occasionally’
So, to answer the questions that I set asked at the top of this post
- What do you call a vegetarian who eats chicken? Pseudo-vegetarian or Omnivore
- What do you call a vegetarian who eats cheese? A vegetarian
- What do you call a vegan who eats fish? A omnivore
- what do you call a vegan who eats cheese and fish? An omnivore
- what do you call a vegetarian who eats fish but not dairy? A dairy-free omnivore.
*Lebanese vegetarian – I’ve been called that when I try to explain what vegan is, I didn’t realise things were different in Lebanon
*Lacto-Ovo-Meli-Pesco-Pollo-Porcine-Ovis-Bovine-atarians = dairy, eggs, honey, fish, chicken, pork, sheep and beef – atarian
So, you have decided you want to be an Animal Rights Activist… then say it loud, say it proud, shout it from the mountain tops — I Am Vegan.
Assuming that you are Vegan, saying “I am Vegan” is a powerful statement.
I Am Vegan, it is more than what you do, its more than how you see yourself, it is you saying you want to stand with every other vegan out there with a shared desired for justice for animals in this world.
It is more than a label – it is a statement of who “I AM”.
Whether you meet any other vegans, it doesn’t matter, you are someone who identifies with what a vegan is. And when you say I Am Vegan, other vegans will know exactly what you mean:
|The word “veganism” denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.
- Elsie Shrigley and Donald Watson (1944)
For a more indepth unpacking of what this definition mean to me, see Vegan.
Deep within human mythology and history, naming something gives a person power over that which is named. In the Abrahamic religion, in fairy tales, in popular culture (the power of the name in The Usual Suspects, for example; or The Doctor in Doctor Who: “I named her. The power of a name. That’s old magic“).
In choosing to label – or name – yourself a Vegan, you are taking the power contained within that concept and bringing it into your own life.
This can be especially important at a time when Animal Rights Activists are being cowered with anti-terrorist laws, such as the draconian AETA in the United States.
AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act) makes virtually every form of protest against animal cruelty a terrorist act – Including the advocating of veganism (diet and lifestyle) and taking photos on a farm and taking animals across state lines for the purpose of avoid vivisection.
The criminalising of compassion, the use informants and collaborators, wire taps, email hacks, sock puppets, and the hyper-surveillance by vegans against other vegans creates a culture of fear. This can leave some people reluctant to say what they really think.
Vegans might begin talking about being “strict vegetarian”, “plant based diets”, “compassionate / green lifestyle” – or just avoid the word completely, after all, we don’t want to scare the meat eaters.
Are You Afraid of the Word “Vegan”? some are, and it’s time more people opened the door to the “vegan closet” they’ve been hiding in, and dare to step out into the light.
Maybe, then less people might hide in there, finding comfort in the dark, with all the others too reluctant to acknowledge the “way of being that dare not speak its name”.
Being Vegan is not scary, or weird, or dangerous or “extreme and not sustainable” but when vegans don’t use the word, it gives the impression that there is something wrong with people who are vegan.
And when we stop using the right words, what is left? Neutral, bland, average, non controversial, inaccurate, tergiversate (evasions or ambiguities) words, spoken by people unwilling to act for fear of making a mistake.
If vegans are too unwilling and reluctant to describe themselves as Vegan, then how will they ever find the courage to act on animals behalf.
It’s time to scream it from the roof tops, I Am Vegan, it doesn’t mean you are a terrorist, it means you are a compassionate human being.
By reclaiming the word “Vegan”, we can unite as vegans with a common goal – the elimination of the use of all animals – we can begin to undo some of erroneous assumptions created when people such as “Veggie Girl” start to divide vegans into militant=bad and non militant=good. By dividing vegans this way, she is in effect saying there are some that are not like her, when they stand up against milk and humane meat they are being “militant” and not all vegans are like that. That is “those” vegans over these, “those” militant ones, when that is exactly what Vegan is.
Splitting off vegans into groups according the vegans we like and those we don’t reduces the power of the word. Vegan is what it is, why are we trying to redefine it.
When certain celebrities continue to eat dairy and eggs and call themselves “vegan” and no one stands up, we are losing the power of the word vegan.
Think of how many times you have heard about fish-eating vegetarians, or bacon-eating vegetarians, or chicken-eating vegetarians. If vegetarians eat fish, bacon and chicken then the word has lost all its meaning.
Are we going to allow VEGAN to get devalued the same way, by people who says that a cheese eating vegan is about “being flexible that way makes more people comfortable“?
The word vegan cannot be taken-over and watered-down by cheese-eating, fur-wearing celebrities, or criminalised by governments trying to win elections by whipping up fear by deliberating confusing animal rights with terrorism.
We must protect the meaning of the word Vegan, so that when someone says “I am Vegan” there is no confusion. No longer hiding our belief in concepts of justice, animal rights, animal liberation or veganism opens it up to others to ask us questions.
Being vegan is a journey not a destination.
Living a vegan life is a step towards the reduction and suffering of animals.
Speaking for myself, I cannot separate vegan from animal rights, for me, being vegan means support AR (Animal Rights), and supporting AR means being vegan. I try, but I cannot see how someone can call themselves an “animal rights activist” unless they are a vegan.
If you fight for animal rights, you fight for the rights of all animals, there are no exceptions for those you think taste good or those who aren’t cute. A concept I explore in more depth here: If you start a debate with “I fight for animal rights, but I’m no vegan” don’t expect applause
(While I think someone can be vegan without fighting for animal rights, I don’t think it is possible to call yourself an animal rights activist if you consume the products of animals bodies, particular dairy, eggs, honey which require the deaths of those animals to produce the “by”-products.)
I cannot separate animal rights and veganism.
To me it is simple, the most basic right is to not be killed and eaten by someone more powerful, exploited for any purpose.
As the Abolitionist Vegan Lee Hall says:
Veganism is Direct Action (Lee Hall’s Vegan Means)
Vegan Baking as Direct Action … (Lee Hall’s Friends of Animals)
Veganism as Direct Action (Abolitionist Online, where Lee Hall writes “Above all, the key change is diet, for it is absurd to discuss the rights of animals as we eat them. The vegetarian movement employs the most direct action of all”.)
I would disagree with Lee Hall here, only in as much as, the vegetarian movement inflicts intolerable cruelty on animals, especially those that are eaten, the dairy, egg and honey industries necessitate unspeakable cruelty and slavery, and to me, that is not RIGHTS.
And second, I would suggest going beyond Diet, and living a vegan life.
Other than those two minor quibbles, I would agree wholeheartedly with Hall, we can’t speak of animal rights while we eat or use them or the products of their bodies.
Make the move, go vegan, be vegan, be a proud vegan, and you are already involved in Direct Action.
Next post in this series: Civilian’s Guide To Direct Action
*Sock puppets: an online identity used for purposes of deception within an online community, either multiple identities for the one person or a governments use of false online personalities to spread US government “information” and security
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Secret Society of Vegans has a secret . . .
The Secret Society Of Vegans, is a London shop, selling edgy and Cool Britannia style merchandise with a vegan theme.
This was spotted by my vegetarian but non-vegan cousin, her response was:
Since when do vegans eat chicken?
I’m not sure what context this tweet is in, since the surrounding status updates / tweets are just as vague.
It is difficult enough trying to convince non-vegans (and some “vegans”) that honey isn’t on the menu for vegan eaters, and that yes, bees really are animals… this just makes it harder to tell people “NO, vegans don’t eat chicken!”
I agree with Isaac Bashevis Singer…..
I did not become a veg
etarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
Perhaps it is mock-chicken, chicken-substitute, fake-chicken, or who knows. I don’t really need to know, I don’t shop in London.
… What I do know is, my non-vegan cousin was reading posts from a vegan group – and maybe one day soon, there might be one more vegan in the world.
Based on Classic Cupcakes, with a Maple Twist! by The Tasty Vegan
This is my version of that recipe:
275g white flour, self raising
150g brown sugar – char-free
1-1.5C shredded / desiccated coconut
125ml oil of your choice (eg sunflower, macadamia)
100ml milk of your choice (eg almond, rice)
2tbl golden syrup
Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced (= 180°C not fan-forced = 320°F)
Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, coconut) in a large bowl.
Mix the wet ingredients, add to dry ingredients.
Add the golden syrup.
Stir til all ingredients mixed well.
Pour into paper-lined cupcake or muffin trays.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown, or until a wooden toothpick comes out cleanly when inserted.
The Tasty Vegan says DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN – It’s a crime against cupcakes, my oven is fan-forced, so I spin the cupcakes tray around half way through the cooking time, so they cook evenly.
Icing / frosting optional, they are sweet enough as it is.
These are moist, and don’t rise too much. Can be stored in the fridge – they will go cold, but unlike egg/dairy cakes which go stale, they maintain their freshness in the fridge.
Visit, the Tasty Vegan’s Classic Cupcakes, with a Maple Twist! and check out the original recipe.
People who eat meat will say just about anything to themselves and to others so they do not have to face the reality of what it is they are actually eating.
For a start, they call it “meat”, rather than what it was before slaughter, a cow, calf, sheep, lamb, pig, fish, chicken. “Meat” puts some distance between what they are eating and the life their dinner used to have previously.
But the latest I was told recently was so bizarre, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
This person justified their eating animals this way….
A wise native person told me that we honour animals by eating them. They give up their lives for us. It’s the circle of life. When we eat animals, we gain nourishment, then when we die, we go into the ground and animals eat us
Where does a sensible person start with all the things so very wrong with that response.
For a start, the person telling me that was not a “native person”. So, my thought, is “so what?”. Maybe that is how things are for anonymous wise native people, but not for a white guy in the suburbs.
And we “honour” them? I honour my grandparents too, I respect them for what they have done for me. But, ah, I wouldn’t honour them by eating them.
I don’t see what is “honourable” with wantonly slaughtering a defenceless animal that has never had a chance to live and then eat it.
Want to know what is more honourable – Not eating dead animals!
After all, a dead animal is a corpse. If the idea of eating roadkill is so disgusting to people, what’s the difference between that and what is on their plate.
What about the whole “they give up their lives for us” – much like the similar “they sacrifice their lives”. Doesn’t this imply that the animals being eaten have some kind of CHOICE? That they have the option to live or be eaten, and choose to end their lives on someone’s plate?
No animal gives up their life. It is taken from them.
Now, about that “circle of life” – the whole circle of life has been severely disrupted over the past couple of hundred years. Industrialisation has changed things. Whereas previously people had to go out and hunt, and see for themselves the animal in their natural habitat, and watch as the life was drained from their bodies.
Modern industrial slaughter processes remove the killing part for consumers, so they don’t see the life and death.
This is an example of “cognitive dissonance”, where the mind denies what it already knows. People know where their food comes from, this is why they get squeamish if a vegan talks about “slaughter”. They don’t want to hear it, because then then would have to acknowledge what they are eating. They know, but the avoid, so can pretend they don’t know.
Humans have removed themselves from the “circle”, we are at the edge.
And as for our bodies providing nourishment for other animals – the animals that people tend to eat the most are not carnivores, they are placid herbivores.
I’ve never seen a cow chose to eat a dead human. I have never seen a lamb choose to eat a dead human.
Or a chicken, or a pig.
People eat far more animals, which necessitates the killing of huge numbers of animals, way more than their corpses would ever feed.
The excuses people make to continue their selfish greed of eating dead animals never ceases. They eat animals because they think it is their right.
*Oh, and, I know that all animal products involve cruelty and death, I am not saying that milk is harmless or eggs are harmless, because this post is in response to a comment someone made to justify their eating of meat.
Editted to add:
A comment on here, which I marked as spam, for it seemed like straight up trolling, criticised me for giving vegans a bad name for being militant. Um, moron, what exactly is militant about laughing at meat eaters. Seriously, dude, get a life, if you think that this post is militant, you clearly cannot be a vegan in the traditional Donald Watson Vegan Society definition of the word.
If you are a vegetarian, and would like to be vegan, my question for you is… what are you waiting for?
Vegetarians know the reality of where there food comes from – or rather WHO their food use to be, and it does not seem to bother them.
A lot of vegans, probably have at some point meet someone who says that they are “almost vegan” or “90% vegan – except for cheese”, or,
They may say something like – “oh I could Never be vegan, I love cheese too much” or maybe they do actually call themselves Vegan, yet has an occasional slip up, if they are at a party, and someone offers them some cheese, then they might “cheat” on their vegan diet
I met a “vegan” recently, who lectured me about how I was a “fake vegan” because I didn’t hate on ALF – animal liberation front – yet, this same person didn’t know that their morning protein shake made with whey wasn’t actually vegan.
Oh how I laughed!
Dairy is not benign, dairy involves huge amounts of cruelty and exploitation and DEATH.
And then these cheese-eaters pat themselves on the back, thinking that Vegan is just a different form of Vegetarian. I mean, we all love animals, right? It’s not like the animal has to DIE or anything, right?
Oh, but I never buy cheese myself! they protest. If someone offers it to me, or there is a pizza, or I’m hungry, or [insert excuse here]. That would be like someone saying “oh but I don’t smoke, I never buy cigarettes myself, I mean, if someone offers me one, or I get them off a friend when I’m at the pub after a late night, but, no, I’m not a smoker or anything”.
How is this any different? Just because you don’t buy it, does that mean it stops being cheese?
Here is my opinion… You know those old sayings “Milk – is liquid Meat” or “There is veal floating invisibly in every bottle of milk” or “Meat is murder, milk is rape” … vegans (by that I mean actual vegans, not faux cheeseatarian vegans) chose to not consume dairy in all its forms, because…
nothing could taste so good that it justifies rape and torture and slavery and murder.
That is what it comes down to:
If you consume dairy this is what you support
This PeTA video, shows the reality of the Land O’ Lakes dairy factory in Pennsylvania USA.
This is not an exception.
And don’t kid yourself – if you consume dairy products, and you haven’t personally met the cow, there is a very good chance that what you are eating came from cows just like this portrayed in the video.
And just why is that cow generously giving us her milk? Well she isn’t. Milk is meant for baby cows… it is baby food, for HER babies.
Like any mammal, she produces milk only to feed her babies.
Which means, she is forced to become pregnant against her will in order to create the baby that will get her body producing the milk.
And if people are stealing her milk (the cow doesn’t GIVE away anything), then there are babies out there, that are not drinking it.
So, what happens to those baby cows, which are surplus to requirements – if they survive the high infant mortality rate, they get sold into slavery, and become either milk cows or veal calves or pet food.
Pet food? Seriously, imagine telling that to a baby – your life is nothing, you are worth more to me dead.
or, Some may be shipped off to cosmetics companies to be turned into face creams or diet pills, because in some markets, it is illegal to use cows that are older than 30-months old in order to reduce the risk of spreading Mad Cow Disease (BSE – bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
Beauty products that are stuffed full with animal products are not beautiful. Nope, I do not want to be slapping dead calf on my face.
And this is a side effect of societies cheese-addiction.
Not much of a life, is it?
Then, what happens when the dairy cow gets too old?
After years of slavery, of being treated like a machine….
Cows that have been bred for maximum milk production, are unable to sustain the weight of their udders, which may be infected with mastitis, then what?
Is there a pension plan, and she goes off to a farm in the country to wander the hills and pastures and frolic in the clover… hell no, if she survives a couple of years of relentless torture in the dairy factory, she is shipped off to slaughter as soon as the milk production begins to slow up.
Thanks for the all milk, my dear, and don’t let the barn door hit you on the way out.
And then there is RENNET
Unless the label states “non animal rennet” – that cheese the vegan is eating, it isn’t even vegetarian.
Rennet is an enzyme used in cheese making, that is naturally present in the stomach of calves in order to digest the milk they are drinking.
Animal Rennet is taken from the lining of calves stomachs, and is often a by-product of the veal industry.
So when Vegetarians justify their continued animal consumption because “the animal doesn’t have to die”, What exactly do they mean? The baby cows that don’t survive to adulthood, the veal calves, the petfood calves or the cosmetics calves, the sick and dying milk cows, the retired cows who are sent to slaughter at 4 or 5 years old instead of well into their 20s which is the natural life expectancy of a cow.
This isn’t even going to go near the substances actually in the milk – pus, blood, leukemia cells, bovine growth hormone, anti-biotics, pesticides, herbicides, possibility of BSE prions, excessive amounts of protein and lots and lots of saturated fat.
Cheese eaters – what is the difference between that and eating meat for all the misery the production of milk entails.
And don’t get me started on vegans who eat HONEY……
IVU: What’s wrong with dairy products?
Describing Some of the things wrong with dairy.
Vegina >> dairy is a feminist issue.
A look at dairy from a feminist perspective
NEGOTIATION IS OVER – Conklin’s Sadism
Yet another example of what is standard business practice for dairy, at an Ohio dairy factory.
“Jack LaLanne Said We Don’t Need Meat And Dairy” (vegetarianstar.com)
Del and RedGlitter
EDITTED TO ADD: There had been a MFA (Mercy for Animals) video in this piece, somehow it has been removed, and the link has been removed, without my knowledge. Even the text surrounding the video.
Is wordpress censoring vegan blogs now?
Finally, after years of indepth study, I found evidence of alien life on earth!
For millennia, this has been speculation, from religious and political leaders, to scientists and students. And now the evidence is irrefutable.
My years of pouring over books and journal articles about quantum physics, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, theology and thealogy. I believe I have made a break through.
Alien life, from the star Vega, is here, these Vega-beings walk among us!
(Vega is a star in the Lyra constellation, and only 25 light-years from Earth, in a North direction)
These beings come in peace. Although, they have been known to display warlike characteristics, but apparently, only when dealing with others like them. They have been known to exhibit fierce tendencies with other Vega-life forms, but rarely, almost never to non-Vega-beings.
Once it would have been rare for most people to know a Vega-being, unless they lived in small isolated communities, that had a tolerance for anyone who was different. But now, it seems that almost everyone knows one, even if they aren’t aware they are from Vega.
These Vega-extra-terrestrials have been coming here in small numbers for centuries, but their numbers are increasing.
The Vega-beings walk among us, and although they look like us, completely indistinguishable in almost every respect, except they have an extraordinary level of energy, and a little sparkle in their eyes.
They have been known to use secret symbols so that others of their kind can recognise them. One such symbol is a “Ⓥ”.
These alien life forms also show a higher level of awareness, respect for life, compassion and kindness. And for this reason, there are many humans that feel threatened by the existence of these aliens.
Being more highly evolved, and coming from a different part of the universe, they still have much to learn about our Earthling ways. They have no desire to harm humans, but extend that compassion to all life on this planet. They see that a cow, dolphin, dog, frog or human child, are all worthy of life.
The implications of this discovery may be huge. As the world renown astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist, Carl Sagan has said “Religious leaders worried that Vegan values, however alien, would find ready adherents, especially among the uninstructed young” (Contact).
These VEGANS are increasingly spreading out across the surface of the Earth, in their quest to find other Vegans and Earthlings willing to adopt Vegan values and a Vegan way of life.
These Vegans have said they will show the world that it is not necessary to eat other Earthlings, to hunt, wear their skins, or torture them in numerous other ways.
And when the cruelty to other Earthlings has faded into history, the human race may extend that compassion to other members of the human race.