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    Not all cars have leather seats. It's unavoidable to live a normal life and never buy from companies that don't use animal products anywhere in their manufacturing process. The definition of veganism is to avoid animal products where "practically possible". So you can be a perfectly good vegan by doing the best you can and not eating meat/dairy and not buying leather or animal tested products. I also know driving isn't great for the environment. But it's minimal compared to the impact of eating meat.
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    (Original post by Big-Benji)
    Seriously? How many meat eaters even eat road kill?
    There's nothing quite like a free lunch 😎
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    (Original post by jenhasdreams)
    Not all cars have leather seats. It's unavoidable to live a normal life and never buy from companies that don't use animal products anywhere in their manufacturing process. The definition of veganism is to avoid animal products where "practically possible". So you can be a perfectly good vegan by doing the best you can and not eating meat/dairy and not buying leather or animal tested products. I also know driving isn't great for the environment. But it's minimal compared to the impact of eating meat.
    Finally, a voice of reason after so many people ready to jump up and declare other hypocrites!
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    DELICIOUS
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    (Original post by cbreef)
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    Did you post that just to upset people?
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    (Original post by HappyLifting2.0)
    So you haven't actually tested your theory.....
    Where did you get that from? Of course I have. Was a great source of entertainment in my house last year when we all got too poor to go out.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Are they vegan weaklings too?
    Nope. Definitely omnivores.
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    (Original post by HappyLifting3.0)
    Have you tested your strength against your male friends .....Or are you just guessing
    Have indeed. Like I said in my reply to @HappyLifting2.0
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    (Original post by DiceTheSlice)
    ...Which car do you drive? :cool:

    And I want a clear preciseyresponse - Can the true vegans own leather seats/couches for their comfort?
    Kia Picanto! I've got the very very basic model and it's still a perfect little car.

    Ahh I see - imo no. But the majority of vegans - those who are ethical vegans rather than health vegans - wouldn't anyway. Those who eat vegan for health reasons could, ethical no.
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    (Original post by EtherealNymph22)
    I agree. My first post wasn't thought out very well and I feel a bit ashamed. I was just trying to point out that not all people who define themselves as vegans are full blown living a vegan lifestyle. But that doesn't mean I'm not- I don't wear leather or fur or anything like that. Also not all cars have leather seats- this is the angle I should have gone for....!
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    (Original post by abruiseonthesky)
    Kia Picanto
    That's not a car! No way does that count. That's just white goods.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    That's not a car! No way does that count. That's just white goods.
    Don't insult my lil Kirsty
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    (Original post by EtherealNymph22)
    Vegan actually defines a diet. Being a vegan is about not consuming animal products. By that definition, I'm a vegan. I haven't explained why I'm a vegan and nor do I have to.

    A lot of vegans will care equally about killing animals prematurely for any reason but that doesn't mean that everyone who is on a vegan diet does. And a lot of byproducts of animals aren't necessarily as a result of pain and suffering that animals endure so we can eat meat and drink milk.
    Veganism is a lifestyle, eating a vegan diet doesn't make you a vegan, it makes you a person who eats a plant-based diet. There is a difference.
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    (Original post by EtherealNymph22)
    The OP wasn't about petrol it was about leather seats... But I'm guessing petrol has now been used because cars or something?
    The op was about the tesla, an electric car, so the fuel source is more likely what it's about than the leathers.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    The op was about the tesla, an electric car, so the fuel source is more likely what it's about than the leathers.
    Have you read the actual thread? And the responses of OP when people asked 'why are you asking?'. It's about leather or animal products in cars, not about tesla- that's just him clarifying that even that might not count. In my post I meant OP as in the original poster's question not the content of the original post. The fuel source is a minor secondary discussion.
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    (Original post by night_chxnnels)
    Veganism is a lifestyle, eating a vegan diet doesn't make you a vegan, it makes you a person who eats a plant-based diet. There is a difference.
    Please read through the thread. Several people have challenged my point. I've explained sufficiently and also apologised for my lack of clarity in this post.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    The op was about the tesla, an electric car, so the fuel source is more likely what it's about than the leathers.
    I just wanted to know if vegans found the animal byproducts used in a car's interior/seats/tyre would put them off from owning a car like a BMW 5 series or an Audi or a Porsche...

    (Original post by EtherealNymph22)
    Please read through the thread. Several people have challenged my point. I've explained sufficiently and also apologised for my lack of clarity in this post.
    .... not sure if you've explained anything convincingly but I will accept your apology in the spirit of good faith


    (Original post by abruiseonthesky)
    Kia Picanto! I've got the very very basic model and it's still a perfect little car.

    Ahh I see - imo no. But the majority of vegans - those who are ethical vegans rather than health vegans - wouldn't anyway. Those who eat vegan for health reasons could, ethical no.
    Thanks! I'm guessing you are an ethical vegan as well. Where do you stand on zero-waste living?
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    (Original post by DiceTheSlice)
    I just wanted to know if vegans found the animal byproducts used in a car's interior/seats/tyre would put them off from owning a car like a BMW 5 series or an Audi or a Porsche...



    .... not sure if you've explained anything convincingly but I will accept your apology in the spirit of good faith




    Thanks! I'm guessing you are an ethical vegan as well. Where do you stand on zero-waste living?
    Lol at my explanations being unconvincing. I admit I got off on the wrong foot with my comments about vegan being a diet but I meant something different in my head. As I identify first and foremost as a dietary vegan that was the point I tried to convey but very badly. But thanks for your acceptance
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    (Original post by EtherealNymph22)
    Have you read the actual thread? And the responses of OP when people asked 'why are you asking?'. It's about leather or animal products in cars, not about tesla- that's just him clarifying that even that might not count. In my post I meant OP as in the original poster's question not the content of the original post. The fuel source is a minor secondary discussion.
    I read two pages, saw someone trying to argue that vegans could use leather, laughed and gave up on reading the rest because it was obviously downhill all the way.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    I read two pages, saw someone trying to argue that vegans could use leather, laughed and gave up on reading the rest because it was obviously downhill all the way.
    but you then decided to make a post saying what the entire point of the thread was, which the OP recently cleared up.

    The whole point of arguing whether vegans could use leather was based on the categorisation that not all people who identify as vegans are strict ethical vegans. I just wish that because of your laziness other people didn't have to make up for it by summarising the thread for you to balance your ignorance.
 
 
 
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