Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Veganism is much more than a plant-based lifestyle

Ethical veganism has now been ruled as a philosophical belief in the UK in an employment tribunal on January 3 2020, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The tribunal ruled that ethical vegans should be entitled to similar legal protections in British workplaces as those who hold religious beliefs. And to be honest, good for them. 

With ethical veganism on the rise, it’s time we start understanding and praising those who have drastically changed their daily lives to benefit our planet and the wildlife that inhabits it.

Veganism means consuming only plant-based foods and products. 

However, ethical vegans take it one step further than dietary vegans. They altogether avoid animal-based things which means you will have to switch everything from utensils and clothes into plant-based material.

Some ethical vegans also prefer to walk rather than take a bus or a car thinking that it may accidentally cause harm to animals, insects or birds.

The availability to be a vegan has increased so much compared to previous years.

For instance, as a part of Veganuary, KFC introduced a vegan burger. Similarly, many restaurants and supermarkets produce a variety of vegan options.

Plant-based products are always healthier and safer than animal-based. And while animal products may mention that it’s organic, free-range or cruelty-free farming, they are no exception.

Being vegan is not just a dietary requirement but also an ethical necessity in today’s cruel world.

Humans and animals equally have the rights to live and be left alone. Even though animals cannot communicate like humans, they also have families and emotions as we do.

The amount of change these ethical vegans go through to ensure they are living an ethical and moral lifestyle is nothing short of exhausting and deserves our admiration.

I have been a pescatarian for almost two years, and am now thinking about becoming a vegan.

If the ethical vegan lifestyle is nurtured correctly, then it can do wonders to our society.

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