“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” – The Vegan Society
The vegan lifestyle is a choice and not just a practice. According to the Vegan Society, people who go vegan are those in search of something better in their lives—whether this is for their physical, emotional or mental health. Due to this, vegans try to be as sustainable as possible by not contributing to waste pollution mostly caused by animal grazing and meat consumption. This way, vegans not only uphold their belief that killing animals is unethical, but they also see this way as something which can lessen greenhouse emissions. And since it takes a long period for the environment to fully replenish after animal grazing, vegans see that not eating animal meat will lessen the need to raise more animals for consumption, minimizing animal grazing and damage to the environment.
Due to this, the vegan diet consists of anything aside from animal meat such as pork, beef, chicken and seafood. And unlike Vegetarians, Vegans do not eat cheese or drink milk for they believe that eating animal meat and any animal product is cruel because animals are killed for human consumption.
Last night was my first experience of eating at a Lebanese restaurant which has left me wanting to go back to try everything on the menu..