I was at the dentist yesterday which got me thinking, are the cavity fillings vegan? What is in it? With my mouth half numb and the sound of drilling surrounding me I did not have the time, or french capability, to ask exactly what the substances inserted into my teeth were made of.
The vegan lifestyle seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation and cruelty of animals. While I have been living a plant based diet, I have not yet transitioned to eliminating all products which have exploited animals.
One of the main examples, excluding leather which I will talk about at a later date, is my cosmetics and medicines. I have make up products in my cupboard which I decided I rather use up than throw away. I think it would be more wasteful and disrespectful to the animals to throw out unused make up, creams, lotions and shampoos.