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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christ..._b_876614.htmlVegans are a group of people who, by definition, are vegetarians that eat only plant products and don't use anything derived from animals, such as leather.
So what is it about this movement that draws such ire from people? Exploding in popularity among all sorts of people -- from politicians to celebrities to school children and athletes -- veganism has moved from the fringe into the mainstream. Now, some vegans are self-righteous, lecturing, soap-boxing, holier-than-thou activists. Trust me, I have been a committed vegan for more than 25 years and there are those within the movement that cause me to roll my eyes and pray that no one is listening.
However, most of the vegans I know are soft-spoken, loving, kind, compassionate and committed to living a life that is kind to all beings and to the planet. It's a powerfully simple sentiment imbued with only good intentions.