Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, entertainment etc.
It is a philosophy that aims to uplift the moral status of non-human sentient beings.
It is a common misconception that veganism is a diet such vegetarianism or non-vegetarianism, however, it is not limited to that. Veganism includes vegetarianism but it also includes avoiding dairy products, honey, fur, leather, silk, down, animal circuses, zoos and any other product or place where animals are used.
Animals are living sentient being who feel and express pain and joy, both. Just like us, humans, they also deserve of living a life free of suffering and cruelty.
No one wishes to be born with an execution date set for them at birth!
Most vegans make the transition towards veganism due to the cruelty and abuse involved in procuring animal products. Not only are animal products cruelty-filled but are also unnecessary for the human body.
It is often believed that vegetarianism is cruelty-free living, however, consuming Dairy leads to the sexual exploitation and murder of several non-human beings used in the Dairy Industry. In order to know more about cruelty in Dairy, click here.
Not only is cruelty involved in procuring Dairy products but even honey, fur, wool, silk and most other animal products involve unnecessary infliction of harm to these living and sentient beings.
Greenhouse gas emissions are one of the primary reasons for Global Warming and the Animal Agriculture Industries are the leading emitter of these greenhouse gases.
Approximately, 51% of Greenhouse gas emissions are from the animal agriculture and the by-products of animals.
On the other hand, the Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation is only 14%.
Yet we try to control our transportation emissions and care less or nothing about our carbon footprint from eating meat, consuming dairy products and other animal products.
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