A person that eats a lot of vegetables is not necessarily a vegan
Lemme discuss a common misconception about veganism real quick: A person that just likes to eat a lot of vegetables is not necessarily a vegan. A “vegan” is actually a person that believes and lives their lives according to the idea that nonhuman animals are not commodities and resources for humans to use for any purpose. If a person does not believe in, or adhere to, that principle, they may just mean that they eat a plant-based diet.
~ John Tallent (May 4, 2015)