Thanks to many large animal organizations, coupled particularly with poorly informed celebrity spokes-people, and widely perpetuated misinformation by non vegans like Oprah, there is a very wide misunderstanding of what veganism is. Veganism is seen by many as a diet — someone is vegan if they don’t eat animal products. Some describe it in even looser terms then that, defining a vegan as someone who doesn’t eat much in the way of animal products, or doesn’t eat animal products most of the time, such as Bill Clinton. It is because of this association of vegan as a diet that we often see “vegetarian/vegan”, or “vegetarian and vegan”, or even more ambiguously “veg*n”. Here we have two words with very little in common lumped together, further adding to the confusion.