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As a vegan of only 5 months, I have often wondered about this question and know there will be views both ways, but wondered what the general consensus was:<br><br>
You have the option of buying a vegan product from a veg*n company, but the company is a subsidiarity of a larger corporation that does animal testing. Do you consider it to be.........<br><b><br>
A) A good purchase as you are creating a demand for a vegan product, thus hopefully showing that company there is more demand for vegan produce.<br><br>
B) You would never purchase it as you are still indirectly supporting a corporation that practices animal cruelty, so it is not vegan at all</b><br><br>
For the record, my head says A but my heart says B, so consequently I have followed my heart to now. I also believe there is no right or wrong answer to this question, just each to their own's belief.
 

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Are you talking about Silk by chance?<br><br>
I prefer to buy it and create the demand for vegan products, but it does depend on the company somewhat.
 

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Not at all. I have seen this in a few posts which are normally to do with cosmetics, but this could be food, clothing, transport, what ever you want it to be.
 

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<div class="quote-block">A) A good purchase as you are creating a demand for a vegan product, thus hopefully showing that company there is more demand for vegan produce.</div>
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Most of the time, this will be my view of it. I spend most of the year in a small town with very few places to shop. I feel that the best thing I can do in this situation is show these companies that yes, there is a demand for veg*n products. I would like to clarify that this is usually food related. I need food, and if I have to buy it from a company that also sells animal products, I will.<br><br>
If it's a product I don't really <i>need</i> (such as cosmetics) then I will wait and look for a veg*n company to buy from.
 

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I buy whichever product is better/ cheaper/ more convenient.<br><br>
ETA: Veganism is not a boycott and it's not conscientious consumption. It's not about where the money goes. It's not about participating in an economy. That's something else entirely.
 

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B)<br><br>
Its not vegan to support companies that practice vivisection. i don't consider Silk to be a vegan friendly brand since its a subsidiary of Dean Foods for example.
 

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AAaaahhh!<br>
I'm becoming increasing confused over how I feel, and terribly obsessive shopping.<br>
I want to pick A<br>
I want to pick B<br><br>
It's my experience that since we are SOOOo far from being a veg* society, that the smaller your steps trying to get people to realize animals are not products, not living factories, not toys, the more likely people listen. That goes for buying mainstream things that make attempts to include veg*ns.<br>
I agree with luvourmother, but the big guys are going to win one way or another, and I'd rather they win on the side on getting people to buy non dairy products.<br>
I also just bought 20 silk coupons and my grocery is giving $1.00 off next purchase everytime I buy two. That makes them getting one free.<br>
I wish I were more inclined to just eat fruits, veggies and bulk stuff and be skinny, but I've worse mental states doing that.<br><br>
I choose A) A good purchase as you are creating a demand for a vegan product, thus hopefully showing that company there is more demand for vegan produce.<br><br>
I have another post to write about people getting the message by being an accessable example later.
 

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I choose A) as far as food goes. Financially, I can't afford to shop at vegan-only places, and to be honest, there aren't a lot of food stores that cater just to vegans. My feeling is that my choices help send a message that there are people out there who want vegan products. If it's something non-food related, I will look for other vegan-only stores.
 
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