Why Vegan ?
Why Vegan ?
Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose.
As you can see, veganism is not defined as a diet, but a way of living.
So Why Vegan ?
1.For the Animals
First and foremost, it’s about the animals
More than 150 billion animals are killed every year for food, and that’s not counting the animals who die as a result of vivisection laboratories, circuses, marine parks, zoos, horse racing, greyhound racing, and blood sports such as dogfighting, cockfighting, and bullfighting, etc.
Those numbers are heartbreakingly staggering. Veganism can change them.
Veganism is a big topic with lots of things you’ll need to know. With that in mind, I’ve built a library of information designed to help you navigate through it.
Save the lives of animals one meal, one outfit, one refusal to attend a circus or marine park at a time. These vegan lifestyle guides will show you how.
2.For the Environment
Can veganism save the planet?
Raising animals for food is the single greatest human-caused source of destruction to our environment. It is the largest source of greenhouse gases, land use, and degradation; the number one source of water pollution and rainforest deforestation.
Animal-based diets are also a major contributor to air pollution, ocean dead zones, habitat loss, and species extinction. And when we include all the resources that go into raising animals for food– the land, fertilizers, pesticides insecticides, fossil fuels and freshwater – animal agribusiness is a costly and wasteful use of our limited natural resources.
Veganism is the solution.
3.For our Health
Is a vegan diet healthy?
A vegan eating plan can help you eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet. Removing these foods from your diet can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as certain types of cancer. Some people find that eating a plant-powered diet can help them maintain their weight, or even help in losing weight.
What do vegans eat?
Pretty much the same as everyone else! For those who like cooking from fresh ingredients, there are delicious recipes available, embracing dietary traditions from around the world. Cakes and puddings can be made easily without eggs and dairy.
If you prefer convenience foods, simply replace animal products with the many vegan alternatives that are widely available in wholefood stores, high street shops and supermarkets. These include vegan sausages, burgers, mince, bacon, ham/chicken/turkey sandwich slices and fishless fingers, as well as vegan cheeses, milk, custard, ice-creams, yoghurts, cream, margarines and mayonnaise.
Go vegan. It’s better for your health;
it’s better for the environment; and,
most importantly, it’s the morally right thing to do.