No one likes to be used.
No one likes to be called a ‘user’.
Yet, that is what we do to other animals when we are not vegan. Because they share our capacity to think and feel, they don’t like being used any more than humans. In fact, our use of them causes them to suffer horribly.
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.
Although veganism has much to do with compassion, it is not an act of charity. It is an act of justice. Neither is veganism some distant goal, that we work towards in small stages. The goal is the liberation of non-humans from human suppression, and to support them, in whatever way possible, to regain their sovereignty. 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, free of unnecessary suffering, not to be the property of another, and the right to life.
This website will help you to become an ethical vegan and remain so, facilitating you to play your role as an advocate for others in the greatest social justice movement of our time.