A person who does not eat or use animal products.
The beauty of America is we have choices about our food and we have the safest, most abundant food supply in the world. Vegan, Are you really a vegan? I don't think anyone is 100% vegan..
Yes, you may not eat meat or animal products but can you live without using any animal products. No baseball, no volleyball, no basketball, no football... how many athletes claim to be vegan?
Think about cattle for a moment, they produce tons of everyday items.
And the list goes on and on. Everyday we use beef by-products, often without knowing it! Unless you spend your whole life, making sure your floor wax or gum or shampoo doesn't have any animal products then you can't be 100% vegan.
Dog food, dog toys, fertilizer and methane gas are also animal by-products. It's impossible to live without animals.
Ruminants consume grass, grain and hay and turn it into products we can use everyday! They are the best recyclers out there. Also, if you take most animal by-products out of our life, then you are substituting them with factory made items. Do what is best for the environment and use the animal by products. God put cattle, sheep and hogs on this earth for a purpose. They are better for the environment than a factory any day!
Who wants synthetic gum anyway?