There are some vegans who promote this lifestyle using the term, vegetarian. But, calling myself a vegetarian is not telling the whole story. The popular definition of vegetarianism is one who does not eat meat or fish, but still eats eggs and dairy.
If someone goes “vegetarian” to help end animal cruelty, they will likely be disappointed to learn that dairy and eggs are major contributors to animal abuse. Then what? They give up because they can’t do it all?
Kathy Freston suggests “leaning into” change. Perhaps this is a more suitable route for some. But let’s tell them the whole truth and they can decide for themselves how they want to live based on the facts. I believe mixed messages and “spin” muddle the message of veganism. What do you think?