We look to our large non-human animal rights organizations as the major players in claims making, framing, and meaning construction. When groups like PETA and HSUS shy away from veganism and instead promote vegetarianism or ask us to “go veg”, this can only have disastrous implications for vegan outreach. We need to be clear that veganism is the only option if we want to respect the personhood of non-human animals. By avoiding veganism or promoting alternate “veg” diets, these organizations excuse and support diets that continue to kill and exploit. It’s speciesist, it’s confusing, and it’s not been shown to increase vegan numbers.
~ Corey L. Wrenn (November 1, 2011)