If the statement "I used to be vegan" is in any way offensive to you

If the statement “I used to be vegan” is in any way offensive to you it is most likely because you think of veganism as an ethical obligation and responsibility. If that were the way that everyone understood veganism then saying “I used to be vegan” would not be a statement that would establish a connection or understanding, and rather would be a confrontation. If veganism were, and I believe it is, about ideals, than it would vibe the same way as saying “I used to be a feminist,” or “I used to be in favor of civil rights.”
~ Dan Dunbar (September 23, 2009)