Veganism in a Post Modern Society

  • Marieke Thun


Veganism is a lifestyle that entails abstaining from the consumption of animal products. Some vegans limit this to their diet. Many, however, expand their practice of veganism to include the abstinence of all non-vegan products. This includes but is not limited to clothing made out of fur, wool and leather as well as toiletries and beauty products that contain animal substances and are tested on animals. In this critical reflection I explore the prevalence of veganism in today’s society, some of the reasons why people may choose this lifestyle and whether or not it is effective in all the ways that people think it is.