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Welcome to Vegan Journey!
This page provides links to numerous articles and websites covering various aspects of what it means to be vegan. Scroll down for links to articles about vegan living and vegan recipes!
Vegans are people who choose to not exploit animals as part of their lifestyle.
In short, this means they do not eat animals or anything that comes from animals. Nor do they use leather, wool, feathers, or fur, or support animal-based entertainment, such as animal circus or rodeo shows.
They avoid products, including household and personal care items, that are made with animal-derived ingredients or that are tested on animals. Sometimes the term "cruelty-free" is used to describe foods and products that are made without harming animals.
The idea of living a vegan lifestyle is to eliminate, as much as is possible, the pain and suffering that is inflicted upon animals. In so doing, we also have a tremendous positive impact on the earth's environment and improve our own personal health.
Being vegan is a journey we take much more than it is a destination at which we arrive.
Within the vegan community, there are many different ways of expressing our vegan ideals. There is no absolute "right" or "wrong" - just individuals and families doing what feels right and achievable for them at the present moment in their journey. It is about doing our personal best, not about being perfect or superior to others.
Scroll down this page to find links to various articles with helpful information, insights, and ideas for you to consider as you explore what being vegan means to you.
Why vegans do not consume or use animal products
How does being vegan make a difference?
Vegan Nutrition and Information
A reduction in meat consumption is the most powerful single act that you can take to halt the destruction of our environment and preserve our natural resources.— John Robbins
Family and Community
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.— Linda and Paul McCartney
Recipes and Food!
Food Preparation Tips, Tricks, and Gadgets
Find Specific Recipes Online
If you're looking for a specific recipe, try doing an online search for
"vegan [name of dish] recipe".
Here are a few websites with extensive vegan recipe listings
Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace and the dinner table, you can make your life really count.— Rue McClanahan
Here are some excellent websites for information about the vegan lifestyle
- Vegetarian Resource Group
This is VRG's "Veganism in a Nutshell" page. From here you can navigate to lots of different pages about veganism.
- Vegan Outreach
Free starter guide and lots more!
Articles and discussion boards of interest to every member of the family.
- International Vegetarian Union
Information available in various languages with information specific to different regions of the world.
- Happy Cow -- Animal Ingredient List
Long list of animal-derived ingredients. From here you can navigate to Happy Cow's extensive website of vegan information.
- HedWeb -- Animal Ingredient List
List of animal ingredients without detailed descriptions.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."— Albert Einstein