Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals.
Veganism is not just a diet or a label. It is the principle that human-animals should live without exploiting other-animals. Animal exploitation is all around us and in almost every aspect of our lives, whether it be the clothes we wear, the personal cosmetics we use, or the “entertainment” we choose to frequent. Farmed animals are brought in to this world for consumption. These intelligent individuals account for 99% of all other-animals raised and exploited for human use.
By denouncing animal products we make a commitment to align our lives with the principle of non-exploitation and non-violence.
Veganism is about nonviolence: nonviolence to other sentient beings; nonviolence to yourself; nonviolence to the earth.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.