Question: As vegans, when having accidentally received non-vegan food (or drinks), what best should be done? Some would give them to non-vegan friends, as they themselves ‘cannot’ consume them, while these friends ‘can’. Is this appropriate thinking and action?
Answer: There should never be the question of whether vegans ‘can or cannot’ consume what is non-vegan, but whether anyone ‘should or should not’.
Since well-informed vegans see the universal worth of being vegan, as a practice of universal compassion and wisdom, in contrast with the harm being otherwise, why should they even subtly encourage anyone else to continue being otherwise, including by re-gifting the non-vegan to them?
Thus, to truly live up to, and to promote veganism, vegans should not give away what is non-vegan. As for how should such food (and drinks) already possessed be handled, the best solution is the same as that in the Related Article, with the same considerations.
How Should Vegans Handle Old Non-Vegan Stuff?