Are you new to the idea of Veganism?
You may be familiar with Vegetarianism but not sure what exactly Veganism is all about. Here is a quick definition:
- Vegetarian – a person who does not eat meat, fowl, or fish.
- Vegan – a person who does not eat or use any type of product derived from animals.
While a vegetarian diet might include dairy and eggs, a vegan diet excludes these items. 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. Honey, leather, wool, etc. are all animal products. Source.
People approach these dietary lifestyles from 3 different angles:
- Health Consciousness
- Environmental Awareness
Here is a round up of a few great resources to provide more information and inspiration for a vegan lifestyle:
- PETA – FREE Vegan Starter Kit!
Did you know that you could save 100 animals per year just by adopting a vegan diet?
- IVA – New to Veganism?
Find out more about veganism, animal rights, and the International Vegan Association.
- I Love Vegan – Vegan Resources
The basics and benefits of a vegan diet, vegan nutrition, transitioning to a vegan diet, and more.
- The Vegetarian Resource Group – Veganism in a Nutshell
What is a Vegan? Why Veganism? Vegan Nutrition and more.
- Vegan Action
Certify, Learn, Eat.