Why Vegan?

Do you believe it’s wrong to inflict *unnecessary* suffering and death on animals?

The problem is that most, if not all, of our use of other animals is *unnecessary*. We use animals for food, clothing and entertainment because it’s convenient, pleasurable or ‘amusing’. These are not *necessary* reasons to inflict suffering and death on other sentient beings. Over a trillion animals are killed every year for no better reason than we think they taste good. When we purchase products made using animals we are participating in the suffering and death of those animals — we are creating the demand that perpetuates their use.

If we simply align our actions with our belief — that it  is wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death — then we stop the demand that causes individual nonhuman animals to suffer and die.


What’s the difference between the dog or cat who we love and the other sentient beings who we consume?

We include some animals as part of our family — we recognise their moral personhood — we recognise that they are not merely things, they are living sentient beings.

There is no moral difference between the dog or cat who we love and the other sentient beings who we consume. All are individuals, all want to live, and all have moral value.


Veganism is an ethical stance that all nonhuman animals are not ours to use as property.

Vegans put their moral belief — that it’s wrong to use other sentient beings — into action by refusing to participate in or contribute to the use of nonhuman animals.

Veganism is about nonviolence and the basic right of all sentient beings not to be used as property.


Every dollar we spend on animal products or animal use is a yes vote for doing harm.

There is no good way to use another sentient being and killing someone is harming them, human or nonhuman.

Being vegan is not about us, it’s about the moral obligation we owe to other animals. Ask yourself…

Is it necessary? Is it right or wrong? Is it fair?

Learn more about why and how to be vegan here:

www.HowDoIGoVegan.com

Being vegan also has the supplementary benefits of being healthier for us and significantly better for the environment.

Contact us for any and all questions, concerns or feedback.


A vegan is someone who lives without using other animals for food, clothing, entertainment or any other reason.

Vegans do not eat:
Animals, their secretions or animal by-products including, ‘Meat’ (animal flesh), fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin etc

Vegans do not wear:
Leather (skin), fur, wool, silk or other animal products

Vegans do not attend or support:
Circuses, zoos, marine parks, horse racing/riding or other animal ‘entertainment’ or captive institutions

Vegans do not purchase or use:
Animals, products tested on animals or products containing animal ingredients

Vegans do eat:
Vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans, lentils etc), grains (rice, wheat, oats etc), mushrooms, nuts and seeds

Vegans do wear:
Cotton, polyester, satin, nylon, microfibre, hemp, bamboo etc

Vegans do attend:
Animal rescue sanctuaries, human only circuses etc

Vegans do:
Adopt and foster any species in need

In this animal-use-centric world we live in, it is virtually impossible to avoid all animal products, however vegans do the best they possibly can. Being vegan is not about perfection, it’s not about us, it’s about taking conscious action to avoid doing harm as matter of fundamental justice for nonhumans.

Learn more about why and how to be vegan here:

www.HowDoIGoVegan.com

“But…!” you say…buy the book that answers the “Buts..” – Eat Like You Care

Contact us for any and all questions, concerns or feedback.


 

Comments are closed.

  • HDIGV