What is Veganism?

What is veganism? According to The Vegan Society,

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

There are different types of vegans but every kind of vegan has that one definition in common. Someone can be a plant eater and still not be a vegan because they wear leather or fur. Some people might tell you they are “almost vegan” or “vegan-ish” but that’s like being “a little bit pregnant” – you either are, or you are not.

I am what is known as an ethical vegan, which is kind of a redundant phrase. All vegans, if they are truly vegans, are ethical. But my first and foremost reason for being vegan is for animals. My improved health is a wonderful fringe benefit. I haven’t had a cold in five years. I stay slender and active, and healthy, with very little effort, or cost, on my part. And I do it without feeling deprived.

You too, can go vegan without spending a lot of money. In fact, you can save a lot of money by following a vegan lifestyle. This blog seeks to help you on your journey to a healthy, compassionate life.