When it comes to forced domestication, and the carnivorous diets of many pets, how does a vegan support pet-keeping? Vegans and pet owners tend to share one very important, and often overpowering value: a love of animals. This makes the question of pets a complicated one for the vegan lifestyle.
Becoming Vegan: The Journey Begins
I started my vegan journey this New Year of 2018, after many years of unchecked guilt about the food choices I was making. I had heard the PETA pleas, and seen the various literature showing the barbaric treatment of farm animals, heard the environmental criticisms, and somehow always dismissed it, moving it to the back of my mind for when I was really ready to deal with it. I never felt great about eating meat, but that wasn’t the main thing that made me uncomfortable with an omnivore diet…