Check below the answers to the most common question about being a vegan!
“Veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals in the food, clothing and any other purpose, and by extension, promotes the development and use of alternative free of animal origin food and others for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.
Being vegan means to dispense all animal derivatives.
“The Vegan Society”, is a group that coined the term “Veganism”, founded in 1944 in the UK.
In essence, humans do not explore other animals, and promote the vegan life style for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.
So a vegan:
Do not eat animal foods, meats of all colors and types, or animal derivatives like: milks, cheeses, sausages, eggs, honey, lard, butter, etc;
Do not wear clothes or shoes that are made from animal parts: leather, silk, wool, etc;
Avoids the consumption of cosmetics and drugs tested in animals or animals containing components in the formulation: soaps made of animal glycerin, makeup containing beeswax, shampoo with beef marrow, etc;
Does not support entertainment containing animal exploitation such as rodeo, circus with animals, baiting, etc;
Professionally does not work with farm animals (alive or dead), and the sale of animals in pet shop, aquarium stores or cages for birds, selling any product containing animal derived (eg handbags and leather shoes), restaurant that use animals or their bodily wastes such as food, among other activities.
The vegan takes his life normally, except to think about animals preservation in all the choices, and does so only in respect of them. It is easy to be vegan or to have a vegan diet!
For a Vegan diet, it is enough to just stop eating meat?
If you want to respect animals and decided not to eat only meat, but tolerate animal derived food as cheese and eggs, you are being inconsistent. The industry animal will be killed in there anyway, and dies exhausted for operating a lifetime.
The dairy cow, for example, is artificially inseminated a lifetime (no children = no milk) and their young are slaughtered at three months as veal / baby beef, and at the end of a lifetime of exploration, when low milk production, the cow is sent to the slaughterhouse anyway.
Laying hens (which lay eggs) spend their lives locked in cages, and in the end, the destination is also the slaughterhouse. It is much worse to be female, suffering is greater than simply being murdered.
When it comes to industry, everything is done aimed at one goal: profit. Animals are seen as machines, production can not stop: hormones are injected to accelerate growth, antibiotics indiscriminately used to contain diseases in a crowded chaotic environment of animals sensing death, and all that goes into the body of those who consume the bodies or by-products made from secretions of the animal bodies.
None of this is necessary if you do not want. What sense is there in eating well just because you do not see what happens before with your food? People who work in these environments so are more seeking psychological / psychiatric help, since they are desensitized by the system. Consumers are also desensitized, getting carried away by the meat industry propaganda and old culture that meat is good. Meat is not good for us, nor for animals.
It depends on us for each change in the world, after all, when there is no demand, there will be more supply.
It is easy to be vegan!
It may take some time to get used to the changes of the vegan diet, explore new foods and develop a routine. Fortunately, nowadays there are plenty of vegan food options ready on the market: various brands of fortified vegetable milk, frozen meals and canned foods, hamburgers, sausages, sausages, meatballs, margarine, cheese, spreads, mayonnaise, pack snacks, irresistible desserts like chocolates, ice cream, chantilis, soy sour cream, fresh milk, yogurt, cookies, you name it!
With appropriate substitutions, you discover you can still enjoy your favorite meals: adapt family recipes becomes easy with soy protein and gluten, home-made or bought ready. Explore sites of vegan recipes on the Internet, use this valuable tool and take the opportunity to make new friends and open their horizons.
There are many things we can do to make the world a better place, and certainly veganism is the most wonderful way to contribute several times a day. It’s not about perfection or try to be better than others, but the best we can be ourselves, reducing as much as possible animal suffering. The boycott of industries or any trade that explore animal suffering is a smart choice associated with the act of bringing this information forward.
Making choices is the ultimate affirmation of our humanity, while in this condition we use it, remembering that for animals only import the things we do.