A person who doen't understand that if humans were not the dominant species on the planet, animals would be eating us;
Someone who has no respect for the eating traditions and culture of others
Comment submitted with request to Delete: "Humans believing they are the dominant species on the planet is just plain arrogance. "Kevin" apparently doesn't realize that every animal raised for consumption doesn't die willingly, each and every one of them are murdered in cruel & extremely painful ways. He should also know that humans have a fruit & grass eaters characteristic body type and weren't designed to handle meat very well, ex: meat-related cancer humans develop & the negative effects of cholesterol on the human body.
"One who has no grasp on the ecological concept of a food chain..." The whole ecological concept must have something to do with this world's hunger problem: "80-90% of all grain grown in America is used to feed meat animals. A Harvard nutritionist, Jean Mayer, estimates that reducing meat production by just 10% would release enough grain to feed 60 million people." (What's Wrong With Eating Meat? V. Parham, PCAP Publications Cornona, NY) Vegans are caring individuals who have made countless sacrifices to help end the pain, exploitation, & murdering of animals on this planet, and have to "face the facts" to fully understand how humans and animals naturally exist together & the negative effects on humans & the planet when they don't. This "definition" is extremely offensive, hateful, & drastically inaccurate, & I request a deletion as soon as possible. Thank you."
Most people will assume that because you follow a vegan lifestyle, you must be a pretentious jerk (or in a cult). This is NOT always the case (although you do have your exceptions that give the rest of us a bad name).
Being vegan doesn't mean you have to be a part of any organization (i.e. PETA) or chain yourself up and protest. It just means that you choose to follow a 100% herbivore diet for whatever reason. Choosing to be vegan for diet purposes or animal rights purposes doesn't matter, as long as you're doing it because YOU want to.
If you do it correctly you DO NOT GET SICK and you DO NOT NEED SUPPLIMENTS in order to be healthy and happy. :-.)
John: Would you like to try some teriyaki steak tips?
Jane: No, thanks, I'm vegan. I would love it if you could pass me the tofu fritters though.
John: No, problem. *passes fritters*
THE WORLD CONITNUES UNINTERRUPTED AND NOBODY NEEDS TO STAND ON A SOAP BOX AND BELITTLE EACH OTHER. AWESOME.
Note: Not to be confused with a Nazivegan, who follows a vegan diet but flaunts one's veganhood over everyone else as if it is somehow morally superior. Kinda like saying that a gazelle is morally superior to a lion because the lion is a carnivore, you know? They're not better than each other; just different.