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What is Veganism?

Veganism is the act of ensuring that all animals are out of harm’s way by not using (consuming or wearing) any animal products. Vegans do not eat any animal products such as fish, meat, poultry, or dairy. They also do not use any by-products of animals such as honey, silk, leather, cosmetics, fur, wool, eggs, suede, etc.

  • Reasons for being a Vegan

Some of the most common reasons for choosing veganism include environmental issues, health related issues and other ethical issues. Most vegans believe that by not using any animal products, they are taking part in promoting a more caring and humane world. They also believe that they have a certain responsibility to make the world a better place and the only way they can do this is by avoiding animal products.

  • What Do Vegans eat

Vegans only indulge in plant-based products such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, and beans. They actually have a wide variety of foods to choose from that might be considered as restrictive diet by omnivorous people. Most vegan foods are simple and what most people consider humble.

  • What Do Vegans Put on

In point of fact, veganism includes not using anything that is made out of an animal. This includes fabrics such as wool, silk, leather, fur, and so on. Instead, vegans use cotton, acrylic, canvas and any other non-animal fabrics. Manufacturers are coming up with diverse vegan products such as vegan footwear and clothing that makes it easy for vegetarians to look and feel good as well.

  • Lifestyle

Vegans avoid anything that is produced using any animal products. They avoid using any household products as well as cosmetics that contain any by-product of an animal. In fact, they cannot use any products that have been tested on animals even if they don’t contain any animal ingredients.


Veganism is a way of life that requires one to avoid any animal products in his or her entire life.

By: Andrew Charalambous