So, once again, the concerned consumer might ask herself the question: “Is it possible to avoid the use of all animal products?”
But to many of us, the more important question is this: “If I cannot avoid the use of all animal products, does that mean that I shouldn’t try to avoid them wherever possible?”
The answer, of course, is that while it’s not possible to be 100% vegan in a world that uses the body parts of animals for everything under the sun, there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t do our absolute best to avoid these ingredients whenever we can.
When a person is committed to avoiding animal ingredients, it doesn’t mean going without any of the products mentioned above, as there are now vegan alternatives for virtually everything a person could need.
Certainly, there are times when we might experience a ‘slip’ due to the fact that we’re not aware of a hidden ingredient, but the more we can do to inform ourselves about what these ingredients are and how to identify them, the more empowered we will be to make choices that are in alignment with our values.
with M. Butterflies Katz