“A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”
Why should I go vegan?
Because in this day and age, what is the moral justification for exploiting and taking an animals life for food when we have alternatives? What we are doing to animals is totally unnecessary. It’s been shown time and time again that we can live happy and healthy without animal products so why are we continuing to consume them and cause suffering? When you realise we kill around 160 billion animals a year and we have only had 107 billion humans to have ever existed since the dawn of time, it starts to ring alarm bells that something isn’t right.
Animal agriculture is also one of the worlds biggest environmental issues with more green house gases coming from the animals than all the worlds transport combined. It’s also the leading cause of deforestation, ocean dead zones, species extinction and more.
Animal products have also been linked to most of our major killers including heart disease, diabetes, cancers etc.
The question should really be…why shouldn’t I go vegan? That would be harder to answer.
If you have an excuse to keep eating animals then check out the follow links to have them debunked…
How do I go vegan?
Going vegan is a lot easier than you think. It’s just a matter of buying different foods and after a while will just become second nature. Check out some of the links below for all the information you need.
veganuary.com – Shopping guides, eating out guides and all the general information (UK Based)
howdoigovegan.com – General information on how to go vegan
barnivore.com – Guide to vegan drink – yes, you can still get drunk!
happycow.com – A great website – and app – that helps you find vegan friendly places in your area
What’s the best documentaries to watch?
Earthlings – A very graphic film showing humans use of animals in all aspects.
Cowspiracy – Really in-depth documentary covering the environmental impact of animal agriculture
Forks Over Knives – Covers the health issues surrounding animal products and how a plant-based diet benefits us.
More information coming soon!
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