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Why Is Veganism Important? Reasons to Go Vegan

FROM Caleb Otto, SentientMedia.org
October 2021

Veganism is a philosophy and moral stance that supports living in harmony with nonhuman animals and leaving them out of our food, clothing, entertainment, products, and labor. Veganism is about harm reduction.


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In todayís world, we face high levels of animal abuse, rapidly evolving human diseases, and increasing natural disasters due to climate change. Veganism can offer some relief from these problems, and clues about how to create a brighter future.

What Is Veganism?

Many people believe that veganism is just a diet and are surprised to find out that itís a lot more. Veganism is an ethical commitment to impose the least possible harm on the nonhuman animals that we share Earth with. People who live vegan follow a fully plant-based diet, omitting animal flesh and secretions such as milk, honey, or eggs from their plates. Many vegans donít wear leather, fur, or anything else that came from an animal. They also reject animal use in other forms such as the circus, rodeos, animal testing for cosmetics, or horse-drawn carriages. Veganism is a philosophy and moral stance that supports living in harmony with nonhuman animals and leaving them out of our food, clothing, entertainment, products, and labor. Veganism is about harm reduction.

Why Is Veganism Important?

Veganism encourages humans to be less destructive to animals, wildlife, and the world around them. This is important in itself, but there are also a host of specific reasons that veganism matters to individuals and to our collective future.

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