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What Is Veganism?

Veganism, in simple terms, is a lifestyle which excludes all animal products from a persons diet, including all meat, fish, milk, honey ect… Furthermore, vegans do not buy clothing or other products made from animals, ie. leathers, furs, down pillows, ect… Veganism therefore is more of a lifestyle than it is a diet.

Most vegans choose this lifestyle for one of two main reasons: compassion for the animals, or personal health reasons, with the first being the most popular. Other reasons exist such as well being of the environment, or religous beliefs. According to Wikipedia, vegans make up somewhere between 0.2 and 1.3 percent of the U.S. population.

So then, whats a vegetarian? and how do vegans differ?

“Vegetarian” is a more general term, and today means different things to different people. Vegetarians also have plant based diets and do not eat animals, however their diets vary. Some vegetarians include eggs and milk in their diet, in this case they would be called “ lacto-ovo” vegetarians.

What Is Veganism?

 Some people who “Don’t eat red meat” but consume chicken and seafood call themselves vegetarians, but are actually not vegetarians. A vegetarian’s restrictions are limited to his diet and do not extend to buying leather clothing ect…