Veganism isn’t about sometimes choosing to exploit animals for your taste-buds, your vanity or to accommodate your budget. Veganism isn’t just about “diet”. If you consume animal products, you’re not vegan. It’s a simple definition and if you stick to it, it does not make you a “fanatic” or a nitpicker—it makes you consistent and unequivocal in your eschewing involvement in the exploitation of nonhuman animals.
~ Mylène Ouellet (September 30, 2009)