The term ‘vegan’ was coined in 1944 by compassionate visionary Donald Watson. The philosophy of veganism was, and still is, for humans to avoid the exploitation of animals.
The simple facts are that we don’t need to either eat animal-based foods, manufacture animal derived products or use animals for any other purpose – including testing, research and entertainment.
Using animals in all of these ways not only causes untold suffering to them, it can also have huge, global implications for both the environment and for human lives.
Living a vegan lifestyle offers a solution to multiple global issues – from climate change to antibiotic resistance to world hunger.
Culture, pressure from society and clever marketing by big businesses and industries have persuaded us that it’s acceptable and necessary to use other species. But when you break away from this indoctrination you begin to realise that veganism is a force for overwhelming positive change, and that it’s therefore an ethical obligation and a planetary imperative.
It will help to secure our future on this planet and that of our children.