Veganism a new trend which is slowly marking it’s identity among people, not only in India but in other countries as well. Veganism is a New Era for Healthy and Balanced Environment which spreads a message for balanced lifestyle between humans and animals.
What is Veganism?
Veganism is a new form of practicing lifestyle which is basically a extension of vegetarianism, following a strict diet which excludes all the products obtained from animals in any form including diet, food or clothing. A person who follows such lifestyle is known as a Vegan.
Vegan society was founded in November 1994, by Donald watson in England and it became registered in 1979.
Veganism in India
Veganism is not a new trend but it’s slowly and gradually growing up in India. Talking about recent developments, veganism is spreading in all spheres of life. After leading newspapers Hindustan times and Times of India continuously talking about veganism.
So many brands are now offering vegan products in food, beauty, fashion and service industry. From Pune to Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai there are so many cafes relishing on vegan recipes. In Bollywood, so many celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Kangana ranaut, Mallika sherawat etc. has been a part of this activity.
Veganism in other countries
Some of the most vegan friendly countries other than India are as follows: it includes Taiwan, Korea, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Sri Lanka.
What vegans eat and what not?
Vegans eat plant based foods, but there is a long list to that including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, peanut butter, tofu, whole grains, herbs and spices. Some companies manufacture vegan-friendly products, like vegan mayonnaise and whipped cream. Now what vegans can’t eat includes meat, sea foods, dairy, eggs, honey, any other animal derived ingredients.
Why you should opt for veganism, answer to this question lies inside you only. If you love animals, and want to stop all forms of cruelty and their exploitation for food, clothing or any other purpose then veganism is literally meant for you. According to PETA, if more of the population becomes vegan, then less animals are “produced” to be slaughtered.
So on an average around 198 animals can be saved or not produced to be killed per vegan person. According to the just-released Vegetarianism in America study, published by Vegetarian Times, shows that 3.2 percent of US adults or 7.3 million people, follow a vegetarian-based diet. Approximately 0.5 percent, or 1 million of those are vegans, who consume no animal products at all.
In a nutshell, I would say that u might not be a Vegan by birth or vegan by lifestyle but u can be a Vegan by choice, as changes are a part of life and good changes should be purposely done. Veganism is such an example, which promotes a healthy lifestyle for the benefit of humans, animals and environment.