WHAT IS VEGANISM?
Veganism is a strict form of vegetarianism. The name was founded by an English woodworker called Donald Watson he formed the word vegan from the begining and end of “vegetarian” and founded The Vegan Society in November 1944. A strict vegan diet contains plant based food only there’s strictly no dairy, meat, eggs or honey involved. This is just the diet. Vegans also don’t wear leather, wool, or use animal tested products, basically vegans don’t approve on any harm done upon animals by humans. Animal circuses, zoos, bull fights, bear tricks, puppy mills, horse races, just to name a few all these exercises are what a vegan is wholeheartedly against.
I believe there are three kinds of vegans. Ethical vegans, environmental vegans and health vegans, all three “types” are strongly devoted to a plant-based diet, without any dairy or meat products. I am an ethical vegan, it’s very simple, I have loved animals for as long as I can remember, they are my friends, I don’t eat my friends, I don’t use or abuse my friends, I don’t capture or torture my friends nor would I ever milk them. So there is the ethical side, but I also strongly support people who come to veganism pure from an environmental perspective, let me give you a few facts. In the US fifty percent of the water pollution is caused by the meat and dairy industry, besides the military the meat and dairy industry are also the biggest oil users, so you might think oh well, those wars in the Middle East, I have nothing to do with that, well think again next time you eat a piece of steak, or drink a glass of milk, because you do have something to do with it, there is a direct correlation there, that’s a fact. And then there is the extreme health benefit, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of people who turned their worlds around by changing their diets to a vegan diet, many of these people were very ill, overweight or depressed. Veganism turned them into brand new creatures, shining this bright light; they started living more balanced lives in total harmony with themselves and others. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be part of that process, to see a little glimpse of the magic.
So there you have it, a few facts and info on what this thing called veganism is. Always contact me with any questions you have or have a good look on this website, there are nutritional facts, resources, personal stories, vegan recipes and so much more.
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