WHAT IS VEGANISM
The term "vegan" was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, an animal rights advocate who founded The Vegan Society. According to Watson, veganism is "a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, and any other purpose."
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS
Vegetarians don't eat any meat but they still consume animal products, for example, dairy, honey, and eggs.
Vegans don't eat or use anything that comes from animals. It's not just a diet; it's an ethical, compassionate way of life.
WHY I BECAME VEGAN
Like most people in the world, I was raised as an omnivore; I was taught that I need meat and animal products in my diet to get proper nutrients and that it's okay to exploit animals for entertainment, food, and products. In 2017, I realized how inhumanely we treat animals so I researched more about veganism.
The disturbing truth about the animal industry goes against my values, especially when I became a Christian, so I decided to stop taking part in the exploitation and killing of other beings.
I know I can't be a perfect vegan – just like I can't be a perfect Christian – because we live in an imperfect world. But God doesn't ask us to be perfect; He asks us to do our best.