Other animals share our capacity to think and feel. They are aware of themselves and of the world and they value their lives. Therefore, they share the fundamental right not to be owned, used, bred, harmed or killed.
There is no ingredient in the lives or bodies of other animals that humans need for survival, health or happiness. Therefore, we use them for reasons that are trite and unjustifiable such as taste, convenience, habit, tradition, and culture.
Vegans do not use other animals for food, clothing, entertainment or other purposes, insofar as it is possible and practicable to do so. Veganism is not a matter of personal purity. It is simply the least we can do to stop harming others.
Veganism is not an act of charity. It is not about compassion so much as it is about justice and fairness. There is nothing heroic or special about vegans; they do not live abstemious lives; they merely live in a way that accords others their basic rights. Neither is veganism some distant goal, that we work towards in small stages. The goal is the liberation of non-humans from human oppression, and their full recovery from the effects of our use of them. Veganism is simply the least we can do to begin that process.
Being vegan means acknowledging and securing for others the basic rights that we demand for ourselves: the right to live free of oppression, the right not to be owned, used or exploited by another; the right not to be harmed or killed; and the right to life.
This website will help you to become vegan, and facilitate you to play your role as an advocate for others in one of the most important social justice movements of our time.