I proudly use the word Vegan to discribe myself. I am happy that I took a stand against wasting resources and the abuse of animals and humans. If that causes someone else discomfort or stirs guilty feelings so be it. I also am honored to use the word Atheist. I do not try to hide my position with phrases like " I 'm not very religious." So far I have received more curiosity and praise than hatred.
Dennis, I'm with you... I wouldn't shrink from stating firmly that I'm a vegetarian, or once I finally make it to being vegan, I'll be even more proud to announce my ethical stance. But unlike you, I have been confronted by many, many angry meat eaters... When I first was exposed to this backlash of hostility toward vegans and vegetarians it confused the heck out of me. I do think that this video explains rather well why so many meat eaters resent those who refuse to cause needless suffering to our fellow earthlings...
Vegan Philosophy and Lifestyle
Moby talks about veganism and how tough it can make touring in foreign countries. He shares tips for maximizing storage space and keeping things spontaneous in a small city kitchen.