FAQ - Why veganism?
Veganism is the omission of the use of animal products including food, clothing, and hygiene products. We vegans believe in rejecting all forms of exploitation of animals and we promote the use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of all living things.
What can you still eat as a vegan?
Instead of meat, fish, dairies, eggs, honey, or gelatine, a vegan diet is richly diverse in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and beans. Recently, the assortment of vegan shops had largely increased with meat substitutes and animal-free dairy products that taste like the real thing but will not cause the animals to suffer.
Is a vegan diet healthy?
The answer depends on your current dietary behaviour. If you eat chocolate and chips, changing to their vegan counterparts will not result in a healthier lifestyle. However, following a rich vegan diet is a great starting point for a healthy lifestyle, because the diet mostly bases on fruits and vegetables.
What about clothes, cosmetics and cleaning products?
The clothing industry exploits animals for the mass production of leather, wool, fur, and silk. More and more people realise that that wearing the skins of animals that have been brutally killed to serve such inhumane production methods, is not ethical and neither is sustainable. In addition, some cosmetics regularly test their products on animals which may contain animal ingredients like beeswax or egg protein. Fortunately, there are more and more alternatives for these.
What about the abuse of animals for entertainment?
Rather than visiting circuses with animal acts, zoos or dolphinariums, we recommend you visiting an animal sanctuary instead. There you will find rescued animals that have been given the chance to live the cruelty-free life all animals deserve.