Veganism is *not* a diet; it is an ethical position against the exploitation of animals.
The acceptance of veganism necessitates changes in choices (e.g. dietary and clothing) to align one’s life with the ethical position. But a plant-based diet is one (and only one) result of the acceptance of veganism. It is imperative that a plant-based diet is not conflated with veganism because conflating the two obfuscates the meaning of veganism and robs its value from the very victims it was supposed to represent.
– http://www.abolitionistvegansociety.org, 1/10/15