What is Vegan?
A vegan is someone who tries to live without exploiting animals, for the benefit of animals, people and the planet. Vegans eat a plant-based diet, with nothing coming from animals – no meat, milk, eggs or honey, for example. A vegan lifestyle also avoids leather, wool, silk and other animal products for clothing or any other purpose.
People avoid animal products for ethical, health and environmental reasons. You can free up crops to feed hungry people, and reduce your contribution to animal suffering and global climate change by choosing a plant-based diet.
A Vegan is someone who embraces the principle that animals have as much right to life as we do. Further more that animals have the right not to be used, exploited or killed for the purposes of feeding, clothing, entertaining, testing products for people or financial gain.
It is consider not only morally wrong to treat other sentient beings in these ways, but also completely unnecessary when we can live a normal, healthy life without using animals. Now that there is a wide variety of animal-free food, clothing, footwear, household goods, toiletries and make-up available on the high street, it couldn’t be easier to live with compassion.
See: Why Vegan?