I fully agree with what you say Citrus333.
I've changed over the last few years in that at one time, I wouldn't have agreed that the shooter was a vegan/could be a vegan in view of what she did, but I believe so now.
This is the Vegan Society (UK) definition of veganism:
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
As I understand it, the shooter has not gone against these vegan principles. Yes, perhaps because of her poor mental health, the shooter by her actions has shown a severe lack of empathy/compassion towards other people but this has nothing to do with veganism.
Vegans are often criticised for caring more about animals than people and in many cases this will be true. We tend to focus on the plight of animals rather than other worthy causes, such as the millions of malnourished children in Africa. Of course we can support more than one worthy cause but as vegans, our focus on animals does tend to make us more limiting.
Yes, the publicity for the shooter could hardly be more negative but I cannot deny that she was a vegan up to her death.
Last edited by leedsveg; 04-06-2018 at 02:52 PM.