Veganism is based on the universal principle of compassion. Donald Watson, who coined the term vegan in 1944 from the English word vegetarian (vegetarian in French) defines it as “the logical extension of vegetarianism,” and he says:
“The Veganism is a philosophy and a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as practicable, all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals, whether for food, clothing, or any other purpose; and by extension, veganism supports and encourages the development and implementation of alternative work without the use of animals for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment”.
Being vegan is an ethical choice, and a daily practice in which the respect for life, based on non-violence, peace and compassion for all sensitive beings are set in real motion.
3 DIFFERENTES STAGES WHICH LED TO VEGANISM
Vegetarianism: Vegetarians consume plants (cereals, vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts, fruits …), as well as eggs and / or milk. Vegetarians don’t eat any animal (neither meat nor poultry nor meats nor fish nor seafood …). They don’t eat either by-products slaughter of animals (such as gelatin, for example).
Veganism : (or “strict vegetarianism”): Vegans don’t eat any animal products, and therefore don’t eat meat, poultry or meats, fish, or animal by-products, eggs, milk or honey … However, vegetarianism or veganism does not simply consist in removing the steak, and eat what is left, that is to say, green beans, rice or pasta … In reality, when you start to take an interest in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, we discover a whole culinary world, with new ingredients and delicious, rich and varied food! Most often, in their practice of compassion in everyday life, strict vegetarians are also often “vegan”
The Veganism: This term, derived from the Anglo-Saxon, is sometimes confused with “Vegan” in French. However, a vegan, in addition to being strict vegetarian, expanding its active compassion for all of his life, and is careful to not use products of animal suffering, whether for his clothes, his shoes, products or objects he uses, leisure, etc. It therefore uses no animal products: neither leather nor wool nor fur, nor cosmetics or household products tested on animals … A vegan does not hunt, doesn’t go fishing, refuse Marine lands or bullfights, choose circuses without animals … and more generally, a vegan agreeing to use in his life, only products that are not from the suffering of an animal. This lifestyle remains an ideal, and it is up to everyone to tender according to his abilities…Related Posts