Veganism is the “End Stage?”
I don't spend much time at Care2, and I'm never looking forward to going to a site when I know someone has insulted me, like yesterday, but I am curious about one thing that I've never heard before: "veganism is the end stage in terms of personal use of animals"/"veganism is just the end stage (for those who can do it) of a deep concern for animals."
Here's what I don't understand: If veganism is the end, then doesn't that make me finished? Doesn't that mean I've done all I can do for sentient nonhumans? And is deep concern for animals, which is an admirable feeling to have, the only reason people go vegan? What about justice? What about nonviolence? What about the Planet?
Also, someone commented, referring to a vegan diet for dogs as "nonsensical" and I worry that the dozens of readers of that post will be influenced by that.
Again, I don't know what kinds of discussions usually occur at the Care2 site, but if you regularly visit and they don't already dislike you, perhaps joining the discussion about vegan dog food or about veganism being an end stage might be worthwhile.
A bit later . . . Part Deux of "For the Budding Vegan Author."