A vegan lifestyle, especially as defined by The Vegan Society UK, tends to influence more than just choices around health and diet. For example it is common among vegans to boycott or protest zoos and aquariums, but this is far from universal among vegetarians.
Vegans choose not to support animal exploitation in any form and so avoid visiting zoos or aquariums, or taking part in dog or horse racing.
From the Definition of Veganism as provided by the Vegan Society (UK)
Discussions about the role of zoos and aquariums are generally based on theories about Animal Rights. I've read the help page for this site and it provides the following guidance for what is on topic:
You've come to the right place if you have questions about:
- How to stay healthy living while living a veg*n.
Based on this, it sounds like questions about zoos and aquariums would be considered off topic because they are irrelevant to healthy living. However, there is already an established body of questions on the site that go beyond healthy living. For example:
- Does the production of down typically involve killing or hurting birds?
- Is there clothing for vegans?
- What specific ethical concerns are there about the use of sheep's wool?
Based on these example questions, it seems like questions would considered on topic for the site.
Whatever the decision, I think the help page needs an expanded definition to clarify what is (and is not) in scope for the site.