Being Vegan



There has never been a better or easier time to go vegan! A growing number of people , called vegans, do not consume other animals and gather all of their nutrition from a wide assortment of plants such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes (lentils, beans...), fruits, nuts and seeds.  People make vegan choices for many reasons: they believe it is unethical to breed, confine, harm and kill other living beings for human food when it is unnecessary; they oppose the horrific cruelty and abuse that other animals suffer for human food, they want to protect rivers, forests, air, and wildlife habitats from pollution and destruction, and / or they want to improve their health and prevent chronic illness. 
 
Honoring Justice for All

"for the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being."
- Plutarch

Like cats and dogs, captive animals exploited for their flesh, milk, and eggs, are highly feeling, social beings deserving of our respect. Yet about 10 billion land mammals and birds, along with billions of aquatic species are annually born, confined and killed for food in the United States alone.  Learn more


Improving Health

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."  - Albert Einstein

Extensive research shows that eliminating foods from other species and choosing a wide variety of plant-based foods significantly reduces the risk of heart disease, colon and lung cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and other illnesses. Learn more



Healing the Earth

"The way that we breed animals for food is a threat to the planet. It pollutes our environment while consuming huge amounts of water, grain, petroleum, pesticides and drugs. The results are disastrous."  - David Brubaker, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Planet Earth’s rivers, forests, oceans, wildlife, air, ecosystems, and fertile soil are in peril because of harmful policies and practices. Learn more