Whether you are already vegan or are vegan curious, this site is for you! There are seemingly countless, fantastic resources on the web on veganism. I've put together a sampling of what I have personally found to be the "best of". Enjoy!
In a nut shell:
Definition of Veganism
The word "vegan" originated in 1944 by Donald Watson of the Vegan Society of the UK. This definition states: "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."
To be clear, veganism is not defined as a diet, but a way of living. While vegans follow an animal-free diet, they also do not wear animals or use them for entertainment or any other purpose.
"If you think it’s wrong to hurt animals, you already believe in veganism...When we live non-vegan, we are hurting animals unnecessarily! We are not living according to our own values nor are we respecting animals’ inherent right, as sentient beings, not to be used as resources." The Advocacy of Veganism Society (TAVS).
It is this simple: Using animals, whether for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation, always results in unnecessary suffering and most often death.
Fact: We can all live healthy and happy lives without using animals. So.....why wouldn't you?
The short video at the top-right succinctly and unequivocally answers the question: "Why Vegan?" Please take a minute to watch.
The short-list of not to be missed vegan resources:
Two Questions for Non-Vegans:
I encourage non-vegans to answer two difficult questions:
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Favorite Short Videos:
How to Go Vegan in 1 Minute!