FAQ: What is a vegan anyway? Is it the same thing as a Vegetarian?
With so much misinformation on the internet today, it’s easy to see how people can become confused about what being a vegan means. In short, vegans avoid animal and animal by-products in their food, including not only meat and fish, but dairy and honey as well. Vegans will also avoid animal products in household goods like bedding and cleaners, and clothing and beauty products too. In contrast, a vegetarian still consumes animals in one way or another.
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Chances are you’ve seen the award-winning photography of Jo-Anne McArthur. Her documentary project, We Animals, is a project that documents animals in the human environment using photography. The objective, “to photograph our interactions with animals in such a way that the viewer finds new significance in these ordinary, often unnoticed situations of use, abuse, and sharing of spaces.”
The photo of the goat in this guide was obtained from We Animals. To view more of this project or to support its mission, visit weanimals.org.
This guide is authored by KD Angle-Traegner. Last update March 2017