Why I’m a vegetarian, not a vegan: I have a vegan diet
Posted by National Geographic Discovery Channel on Friday, January 13, 2018 03:31:24The word “vegetarian” doesn’t exactly mean a vegan.
Instead, the word refers to someone who eats meat, fish, poultry and eggs, according to Wikipedia.
“Vegetarianism is defined as eating meat, seafood, and eggs free of animal products,” the word on the Wikipedia entry says.
“Many countries have a vegetarian or vegan policy, and in some countries, these policies are enforced by law.”
That’s not always the case, of course.
In some parts of the world, vegans are persecuted for being “vegans,” or people who eat animals.
They’re often labeled “evil” and “rabid animal rights advocates.”
In the U.S., for instance, the U-Veg movement, a nonprofit that aims to educate the public about veganism, recently won the right to be listed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under the IRS code.
The U-Vegan movement, however, doesn’t officially exist, according the nonprofit.
While the UVegan organization is currently in the process of creating a 501c3 to be incorporated into the IRS, the group says it’s considering registering as a political action committee, or PAC.
It’s not clear whether or not the UVEG’s 501c 3 will be able to make its case before the IRS.
As of January, there were more than 4.4 million U-Kegs in the U, according a report from the Uvegan Institute, a non-profit that advocates for vegans.
In the U., U-kegs sell for around $100 per bottle, and some restaurants also sell them as a meal service.
But even that isn’t as popular as the meat-free diet.
In 2012, just 3.9 percent of U.K. diners said they would buy an animal-free food, according for a recent poll by the Independent.
The same poll found that just 14 percent of people who were vegetarian or agnostic would say they would do so.