Animals – health – environment. All these reasons are equally important. Be vegan and stay that way. If you dont really believe in the animal rights issues, you will never become a fully fledged vegan activist…which would be a shame. Best wishes with your love and kindness!
Why do you ‘need’ to be considered anything ??? Do what you feel is right, do what you want to. Does it matter ‘how’ you do it or for what reason ?? Does it matter how you ‘label’ yourself. I guarantee you are doing more good than you think, feel proud about that and dont overthink the labels.
That’s a good question, I think if you don’t buy/use any animal products you can still be referred to as “vegan” as your not supporting the use of animals in any way. But you could also just call yourself an environmentalist I guess, it’s up to you if you want the label or not 😊
“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."