A vegan lifestyle is filled with variety and countless choices of delicious food. It only excludes the use of animal products. In terms of diet this means no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey or other animal derived ingredients. Other items avoided by vegans include fur, leather and wool as well as cosmetics personal care or household products that have been tested on animals, or that contain animal ingredients.

The many benefits of becoming vegan, include greater health, saving the lives of many animals and being much more environmentally friendly. It really is the lifestyle choice to make.

 

ANIMALS WILL BE SAVED

64 BILLION land animals and 1-3 TRILLION water animals are killed for human consumption each year. They live lives of misery. To learn more about animals reared for food production, click on the headings below:

          Cows           Sheep

          Pigs             Chickens

          Dairy            Laying Hens

          Eggs            Fish

 

YOU'LL BE HEALTHIER

A well balanced plant based diet is the healthiest of all, is suitable for all ages and can significantly lower health risks, such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol.

"... vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases, and are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence and athletes."

The American Dietetic Association, July 2009

NUTRITION and HEALTH:

We can obtain all essential nutrients without eating animal products. Here's how...

For further information relating to health, nutrition and the vegan diet:          PCRM         Heart Attack Proof



THE EARTH WILL BE CLEANER

The best thing you can do to help the environment and save water is to adopt a plant based diet. Humans use of 'livestock' is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all transport put together and is a major source of water and land degradation.

The United Nations is calling for a global shift towards a vegan diet to maintain sustainability as the global population heads to 9.1 billion by 2050. 

United Nations Environment Program (2010)

Read the online booklet "Eating Up The World" for more information on how animal agriculture impacts the environment.

          Eating Up The World