“Veganism is a change that takes place in your mind and your heart; it’s not so much a change that takes place on our plates. Of course diet has a lot to do with it but the change takes place in how we think and how we feel about our place as humans on this planet and the rights of other beings.”

Sandra Higgins, Campaign Director of Go Vegan World discusses the ethics of using other animals with Richard Stead, BBC Radio Leeds. Sandra discusses how she went vegan when she got to know the residents of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, Ireland and as a result of the traumatic effect that a visit to a goat dairy had on her. Sandra discusses how veganism is easy when we are motivated by the concept of fairness to other sentient beings.

“You can’t go vegan for a week. Veganism is a change that takes place in your mind and your heart. Veganism is a change that takes place in your mind and your heart; it’s not so much a change that takes place on our plates. Of course diet has a lot to do with it but the change takes place in how we think and how we feel about our place as humans on this planet and the rights of other beings. Then how you live and shop and eat changes and you might feel some health benefits…certainly there is a lot of evidence for the health benefits of veganism. It can help prevent a lot of Western World diseases. It can even reverse some diseases such as Type II Diabetes and Heart Disease and it can prevent some cancers. But these are benefits of veganism; they are not the reason for veganism. The only reason to go vegan is that other animals have the right not to be our property and not to be used by us.”

Listen to the full interview here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04qg54j

 

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