/ˈviːɡənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the use of
animal products, particularly in one's diet, as well as following
an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of
sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan,
"the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals”.
The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he
co-founded the Vegan Society in England, at first to mean
"non-dairy vegetarian" and later to refer to "the doctrine that
man should live without exploiting animals."
The term vegan applies to those who not only follow a vegan diet, but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals and animal products for any purpose. Vegans reject all enslavement of animals for human need.
Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment!
As a vegan searches for answers or becomes compelled to help, they seek out other vegans; Groups, friendships, Business', Ressources, Mentors, etc... There becomes an urgency to stop the violence because you know it happens every second of every minute of every hour. We must never be silent, the animals need us! If vegans dont save them, who will?
Vegans are now mainstream! Veganism is thriving all around the world. The old way of killing and using is being discussed and scrutinized. Many no longer want part in this - creating the new evolved Humane Being! Animal Liberation is the most passionate, longest standing, social justice seeking movement in the history of humans! It is inevitable that the use of animals for human greed will cease!
It is being scrutinized due to its evil nature of abuse, mistreatment, torture, brutality of sentient beings like us. Once you make the connection, you can’t look away! Your humanity comes forth and becomes an unstoppable vibration! You become one again with the Earth and all its Beings!
Vegans are also aware that foods to feed humans in poorer countries are being used to feed animals for their meat in richer countries leading to human starvation. There is enough food to feed the starving, so why is this happening??
Products purchased are now considered differently with the empathy of animal use attachment.
The destructive Environmental impact Animal Agriculture has caused our planet is to be addressed immediately. If we don’t change to a plant based diet immediately, important ecosystems will start shutting down. The numbers and information quoted for water consumption, water pollution, methane pollution, Farm animal feces, deforestation, chemical and culling mismanagement of “pests” is appalling. Please take the time to watch #Cowspiracy (if you have to pay, remember those who made the movie risked a lot and continue to educate the world).
Veganism is the healthiest diet on the planet! Your energy levels increase, you heal and feel better, your skin clears up, your hair glows, your immune system is stronger, you have a clearer mind, you feel free from the zombie world that’s been lied to us.
You automatically save yourself from food driven diseases that are common to meat eaters like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, obesity and many cancers.
Athletes practicing plant based diets have faster muscle repair and capability of more workouts. There are many vegan bodybuilder, weightlifting, bikini body sculpture, athletes, runners all having greater results due to the nutrient rich diet veganism lays out. There are thousands of internet sites proving such.
Iranian-born, Armenian-German strongman competitor, psychologist and former bodybuilder Patrik Baboumian not only made history with his record-breaking carry of 550 kilograms (1212.54 pounds) over ten meters (32.8 feet), but also defied stereotypes when he let out the words, “vegan power” with a roar. The 34-year-old already holds world records for log lifts in the 105k-category (165 kg), as well as the German heavyweight loglift record (185 kg) and the title of “Strongest Man of Germany.” He will now add “heaviest yoke carry traveling 10 meters” to the list after Guinness World Records verifies the feat. According to Toronto’s festival organizers, Baboumian shouldered the heaviest load ever, one that is equivalent to a large horse.
Animals are not ours to wear. Fur, leather, silk, feathers, any skin is cruel and torturous. In ths day there is no reason to wear such items other than ignorance and ego!
Hemp, bamboo, fair trade, sustainable products are what vegans seek out to reduce their footprint on this beautiful precious planet.