Blogger on Being an “Imperfect Vegan”

Try as I might, I am not a perfect vegan. Walking on the ground, I’m sure I’ve stepped on bugs. I am certain that in restaurants I have unknowingly eaten non-vegan ingredients that have been mixed into dishes I’ve ordered, thinking they were vegan. I have sat in cars with leather seats. When I had cancer, the chemotherapy that helped to save my life was tested on rats. There are a myriad of ways that we can be imperfect vegans. But that doesn’t mean that the things we do to help the animals in striving for a vegan lifestyle are discounted. Everything we do to exclude animal products from our lifestyles helps the animals. And the best I can do is to consciously exclude as many animal products from my life as is within my control.

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