[quote=I like the term ethical vegan. I just started using it about 6 months ago. I'm not sure why. I heard someone use that term and it just seemed to fit for me too, so I often say the same about myself.quote]
Hi!. Ethical vegan usually applies to those who have chosen to be vegan for the animals (as opposed to health reasons or religious).
(Maybe you knew that but I misinterpreted
Although, I am (& especially my daughter) vegan for the health benefits, as well.
So nice to feel invited into this circle with all of your replies.
In response to some of the mention of my raising my daughter vegan....
It has been a diffucult journey due to much opposition from her father (mainstream, non-vegan, divorced, 'nuf said) & a (my) interfering mom.
I try to stay in the company of open-minded, respectful people alot of whom are veg'n or spiritual folks.
I also started a local vegan kids meetup as a way for veg'n kids to find comraderie with veg'n peers and to positively reinforce compassion for animals, good vegan food and kid-fun.
Do any of you have kids and are you raising them vegan?