What is Vegan?
VEGANS (pronounced VEE-guns) Live on products of the plant kingdom.
Veganism is compassion in action. It is a philosophy, diet, and
Veganism is an advanced way of living in accordance with Reverence
for Life, recognizing the rights of all living creatures, and extending
to them the compassion, kindness, and justice exemplified in the
Vegans eat solely from the plant kingdom: vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. Vegans express nonviolence towards animals and the Earth.
AVS promotes good health practices and harmonious living.
Vegans exclude flesh, fish, fowl, dairy products (animal milk,
butter, cheese, yogurt, etc.), eggs, honey, animal gelatin, and
all other foods of animal origin.
Veganism also excludes animal products such as leather, wool, fur,
and silk in clothing, upholstery, etc. Vegans usually make efforts
to avoid the less-than-obvious animal oils, secretions, etc., in
many products such as soaps, cosmetics, toiletries, household goods
and other common commodities.
Reasons for Veganism:
An equitable, ethical relationship between human and other living
The physiological human design
An enlightened concept of repairing and maintaining health
Practical solutions to the population explosion
These issues are further explained in Ahimsa volume 41, number 4, page18
and the book Powerful Vegan Messages.