Why Be Vegan?
What is veganism?
A vegan is a person who knowingly chooses not to consume, use or wear any products produced from animals or containing animal by-products and avoids products tested on animals.
Vegans do not eat meat (fish, shellfish, livestock or poultry) eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatine or use leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics or soaps derived from animal products.
Why be vegan?
There are 3 common reasons why people initially decide to be vegan. For many all 3 are just as important.
For The Animals
Animals are recognised as sentient beings by New Zealand law and suffer terribly just for our taste buds.
For The Environment
A plant based diet requires far less water and far less land than a diet heavy in animal products.
For Your Health
A plant-based diet is naturally high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Credit: Vegan Society (www.vegansociety.com)