How much do you consider what happens to your money once it's left your hands?
For instance, would you have a clear conscience buying food sourced from Carmel Agrexco?
If you have to question the question, then I suggest you either need to do some research or you're happy to support a desperately murderous regime.
Have an MBNA credit card? Yes? Buy Esso fuel? So you're perfectly content funding the American republican party and were an avid supporter of George Bush? Or are you unaware of the connection?
Maybe you bank with Barclays. They fund Huntingdon Life Sciences, which gets paid to torture animals. Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, Exxon and many more are HLS customers, which is enough to put you off them straight away.
What I'm saying is, every purchase you make has an influence, either locally through supporting virtual monopolies like Tesco or pro-actively keeping your friendly organic farmer in business. Also, probably the worst, through helping corporations involved in violence. There are too many to list.
Your money is the only democracy you have left. A vote once every few years makes no difference - the government still get in.
You're already making a huge statement with your veganism - but don't let it stop at food. Make positive choices with your money.
Positive stories welcome.