My veganism is going well!
But i need some advise…
My mum is not to keen on the hole thing and if i tell her about vegan antibiotics she’ll just be more annoyed at all the things i need.
So i was wondering if you need paracetamol should you just take it? i took some today as i’ve had a headache for the past couple of days! Also i cant afford new clothes and all the vegan clothes, so im still wearing leather shoes and cotton clothes and i know it causes animals stress and sometimes even death by getting the fur for clothes but i can’t afford to spend extra on vegan clothes, does that make me a bad vegan?
My make up, its maybeline is that vegan friendly? i bloody hope so! i have no time to go out and buy make up, i have prom in 8 days.
Another thing.. my prom dress; its silky and i know vegans dont wear silk but i can’t say to my mum now to take it back!, plus i like the dress.
people are going to give me hate i can tell
How many of you vegans actually wear the right clothes? seriously?
Also i am getting a lot of negative comments from my mums friends about it, srsly just shut up.
Once i get a job and my money is coming through i’ll get new clothes and shoes but for now i will have to wear my normal clothes.
Thanks for the long question! Hopefully I can answer everything you’re asking…if not, just ask some more :)
Question: What about vegan pharmaceuticals?
Answer: I know many vegans who are adverse to taking drugs that have been tested on animals or use animal products. For me, I am vegan first for the health reasons and second for the animals. I believe that as long as there is no reason to resort to animals then they should not be used. That being said implies that I feel my own self-preservation is more important than that of another living creature, and I will say that I do feel that way. I would much rather take an antibiotic than have an infection that I may die from. As I said, if I can avoid it I absolutely do. You can always ask for your drugs to come in different forms so you can avoid things like gelatin, but depending on which country you live in all your drugs may have been tested on animals and some drugs do contain animal products. I avoid it as much as I can but I will not put my health in danger.
You do say that you’ve had a headache for the past couple days, so I’m curious if you’re still sick, are worrying about it to the point of headache, or if you’re having an adverse reaction to the medication.
Question: What about vegan clothes?
Answer: I personally never liked leather so it wasn’t an issue for me when I went vegan. I personally would not like to wear anything that is made from animals because it’s pretty nasty of an idea…wearing someone’s skin or hair is a creepy thought! But no one says that you have to ditch your clothes and spend money you don’t have when you go vegan. Don’t buy it anymore and transition when you can.
Also, cotton comes from trees…cotton is perfectly vegan. Wool is what you’re probably thinking of, which comes from sheep and is not vegan-friendly.
Question: Is Maybelline vegan-friendly?
Answer: You don’t need to ask me…you can find this out online by typing “Is [make-up brand] vegan friendly?” into Google. I don’t know these off-hand so I have to look them up. *looks it up* According to this site, Maybelline is definitely not vegan-friendly. You say that you don’t have time to go buy make-up because you have prom in eight days…eight days sounds like plenty of time to snag new make-up if you’d like to. Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t need to blow a bunch of money you don’t have, but you’ll start to realize that having that stuff on your skin or on your body just feels…gross knowing the cost.
Question: You like your silk dress and you can’t tell your mum to take it back.
Answer: Okay, it’s not really a question but it’s one thing to say “I don’t have the money” and another to say, “I know it’s not vegan and it kills living creatures, but I don’t want to ask my mum a question and I just like how it looks.” If you like how the dress looks and think that means you should wear silk, you may need to re-evaluate your reasons for being vegan.
Question: How many of you vegans actually wear the right clothes? Seriously?
Answer: Well, first, you seem to be thinking that if other people call themselves vegan and don’t wear vegan-friendly clothes then somehow that’s okay for you to wear a product literally harvested from the death of living creatures (silk). Second, I wear vegan clothes and use vegan skin/hair products. It’s cheaper, leaves me with a clean conscience, doesn’t feel weird (like I said, wearing skin is pretty messed up), and the hair/skin products are almost always better since they aren’t loaded with weird chemicals that had to be tested on animals in order to ensure safety.
Question: You’re getting negative comments about it.
Answer: You should be doing this because it fits with your morals and views of the world…not because of what other people think.