Thursday, January 31, 2013

Conversation with a vegan

Me: So you're a vegan, eh?

V: Yep! I don't like the idea that animals should be treated as property. I've even rid my household of all leather and wool products. I don't want to own anything non-vegan.

Me: Do you have a 401k?

V: Uh.. sure, why?

Me: Do you own broad-based stock mutual funds?

V: Uh, er.. I'm not sure, I haven't looked at it in a while.

Me: You might want to check it out, because if you do, you're the proud (partial) owner of such companies as Tyson Chicken and McDonald's.

V: !

We compassionate vegan types can have a tendency to forget that our money is an extension of our own actions. Because what most of us do every day earns money, how we choose to spend and invest our money is a direct representation of where our daily effort is going.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for making this blog! I'll be very interested to see what you find. I was recently gifted a little money for the purpose of investing, and being an ethical vegan with no interest in finances or the stock market (and, frankly, a good deal of antipathy towards it), I'm struggling to find suitable companies to invest with. Thanks again!