It is not necessary to be a vegan to care about animal wellfare. In fact, vegans do very little in benefit of this cause since their extremism removes all their credibility. Vegetarian yes, vegan never.
i beg to differ, vegans have a legitimate goal in mind, they want animals to no longer be seen as objects to be bought and sold, they want them to stop being abused and treated like material possessions. they (unlike the bleeding heart omnivores out there) won't be happy with animals living slightly better lives before they are slaughtered and their flesh is sold. vegans are fighting for animals, not their own consciences.