I just got to thinking a little bit about ethical consumerism, or the practice of having an ethical basis guiding the purchase of goods, also "dollar voting." Vegetarianism is an example, sure there are the stereotypical high and mighty vegetarians but it's also possible that you don't want to support the meat industry due to its environmental damage and treatment of livestock. So, you don't buy meat, you don't support the industry with your money. Not buying clothes made by children in Southeast Asia is another, as would "supporting local business" by avoiding big-chain stores like Walmart. I just want to know what your thoughts are. Consumerism/capitalism is pervasive so it's nigh impossible to escape it fully and it's all too easy to implicitly accept questionable ethical practices carried out by certain businesses/industries by not paying attention to what you buy.