Veganism means rejecting causing harm to animals. Nonhuman animals are harmed and killed in many ways by humans. Vegans want to act differently towards them. Veganism entails, for instance, choosing ways of entertainment that are not harmful to animals, thus excluding shows such as circuses with animals, rodeos, bullfights, etc. More generally, being vegan implies avoiding doing things that are harmful to animals.
The most visible feature of being vegan, and probably the one that can directly make a difference for the most animals, is eating vegan. Veganism means eating and wearing products that haven’t been produced by harming animals. While this is a bit new to some people who haven’t thought about it before, many people around the world are changing their ways to try to avoid causing suffering and death to animals.
The following pages include many answers to a number of questions that people frequently ask about veganism. They are divided into four different subjects linked to below, concerning the reasons to become vegan, the ways to do it and other related issues. We hope you find them useful!
What are the reasons to become vegan? Why are animals harmed by the production of different animal products? This page answers these questions.
There are several questions and objections to veganism. This is understandable, as the use of animals is very common. But there are responses to those objections.
When making the decision about going vegan, people are in some cases hesitant because they don’t know where to start and anticipate problems. In fact, everyone can do it. It’s easier than you may have thought!
Speciesism is the name given to the discrimination of those who don’t belong to a certain species. Opposing speciesism implies ceasing to support the use of animals as resources, though there are also other things we can do to help animals.
Do you want to learn more about speciesism and the arguments related to it? Check out this page with many more questions and answers.