Definition of Veganism. WIKI link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veganism Donald Watson coined the term vegan in 1944 when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England. At first he used it to mean "non-dairy vegetarian", but from 1951 the society defined it as "the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals". Interest in veganism increased in the 2010s. More vegan stores opened, and vegan options became increasingly available in supermarkets and restaurants in many countries.
The Vegan Society. WIKI link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vegan_Society The Vegan Society is a registered charity and the oldest vegan society in the world, founded in November 1944, in the UK by Donald Watson, Elsie "Sally" Shrigley, and 23 others. Watson coined the word "vegan" to stand for "non-dairy vegetarians" who also ate no eggs.
The Vegan Society now defines veganism as "...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."
Go Vegan World is a Public Vegan Advertising Campaign run by Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, Ireland. It is animal focused in nature, and seeks complete cessation of animal use. The first of its kind in Europe, it was launched in Ireland. Its aim is not better treatment of the other animals we use. It asks that we stop breeding them for our use at all.
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/ Abolitionists maintain that all sentient beings, human or nonhuman, have one right—the basic right not to be treated as the property of others.
Veganism very prevalent in all world religions texts. India continent historically due to Hinduism has had the highest percentage of Vegetarians/Vegans up to 40 percent of 1 billion people currently.
Animal Rights Welfare Organisations. I use the terms AR Animal Rights and Welfare loosely not being pedantic.
https://www.vegansociety.com/ The Vegan Society Donald Watson House 21 Hylton Street Birmingham B18 6HJ United Kingdom
Recipies, shop, leaflets, events, campaigns, definition "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."
VIVA Animal Rights UK founded organisation. http://www.viva.org.uk/
Information on campaigns, news, shop, big HEALTH section pages especially caused by animal foods http://www.vivahealth.org.uk/resources/diabetes-fact-sheet
Numbers of diabetics in the developped nations has sky rocketed in recent years after decade of bad diets on animal food The increase in diabetes is attributed to a range of factors including population growth, ageing, unhealthy diets that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, obesity and lack of physical exercise. A vegan diet can reverse diabetes 2 and massively reduces the risk of diabetes 1.
PETA http://www.peta.org.uk/ People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals http://www.peta.org/
Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. Issues, Campaigns, Shop, Big on international campaigns and issues. Circuses, Zoos etc.
ANIMAL AID...UK animal rights organisation. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/AA/HOME/ Animal Aid is the UK's largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977.
We campaign peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promote cruelty-free living. We investigate and expose animal cruelty, and our undercover investigations and other evidence are often used by the media, bringing these issues to public attention. Obtained the first ever footage of horses being killed in UK slaughterhouses, and gained coverage of this in the Daily Mail. Campaaigns, Shop, Undercover videos reports.
ps whilst all Animal Rights and Welfare organisations aim at the well being of Animals, veganism being the main driver to achieve reduction in deaths and use and abuse of animals, there are diffrences in approaches of the individual organisations with some more active than others in actions rather than words. A distinction persists within the movement—based on the utilitarian/deontological divide—between those who seek incremental reform, a position known as animal protectionism, and those on the abolitionist side, who argue that reform that aims to regulate, rather than abolish, the property status of animals is counter-productive.
Abolitionist tend to be WORDS actions orientated whereas the so called other Animal Rights and Animal Welfare organisations tend to be more physically action based and aiming at specific changes in laws and practices of abuse of animals.
Advocates of animal rights as well as activists for animal liberation hold the view that to deny the most basic needs of sentient creatures—such as the avoidance of pain—to non-human animals, on the basis of species membership alone, is a form of discrimination akin to racism or sexism. Many animal rights advocates argue that non-human animals should be regarded as persons and members of the moral community whose interests deserve legal protection.
The animal rights movement emerged in the 19th century, focused largely on opposition to vivisection, and in the 1960s the modern movement sprang up in England around the Hunt Saboteurs Association. In the 1970s, the Australian and American philosophers, Peter Singer and Tom Regan, began to provide the movement with its philosophical foundations.
Historically speaking it could well be argued that the genesis of the Animal Rights movement was truly in India given the impact that both Buddhism and Jainism had on people in India and the neighbouring countries in Asia. The largest number and highest percentage of Vegetarians per population for any country is in India. Buddhism among the global religions is an animal rights religion par excellence. It has long subscribed to the belief that all life forms including that of non-human animals are sacred and deserving of respect, and extolls kindness and compassion as utmost virtues worthy of cultivation. Buddhism unreservedly embraces all living beings in its ethical cosmology without discrimination on grounds of species, race, or creed. Buddhist tenets—including the first precept, “Do not kill”—extend to both human and non-human sentient beings. The Buddha was so adamant and protective of the more vulnerable members of the moral community—namely the animals—that he declared that: “He who has laid aside the cudgel that injures any creature whether moving or still, who neither slays nor causes to be slain—him I call an Arya (Noble person) ” (Dhammapada).
That is NOT to say that India has not taken wild dangerous copycat of West tendencies contrary to their natural beliefs and origins for food ! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-holy-cow-india-environment#/
Sanjay alerted me to that link ! We must get back to natural cruelty free thinking and ways. For the unnecessary suffering and unnecessary deaths of verbally handicapped non human persons, ourselves and the planet. http://www.chooseveg.com/
Health Reasons Facts for Veganism and a special page for Where do you/ I get your/my Protein from ?
Environmental Reasons for Veganism
WHY NOT VEGAN arguments and reasons given
Religious Reasons for Veganism in 1 word it is COMPASSION/LOVE..start page...16th feb 2017
Vegan Organisations Links
VALENTINES day Vegan Chocolates
Vegan Books Vegan Cooking Books and Vegan Guides Free, Cheap and Normal prices
Vegan Events Festivals Vegfests 2017
Other page links to come, vegan athletes, vegan videos of animal agriculture realities, famous people vegans etc
One to tickle the fancy started.. Living Role model .Body Builder Personal Trainer Hin Chun Chui
Those are the NICE pages, then there are THE DARK SIDE PAGES. Links to show the hidden truths and realities.
The Dark Side. Meet your Meat, Fish, Milk and Egg realities.
Webpage created 12th Feb 2017. It doesnt matter what we think most people currently think or do...if we think we can do something good even if we think it small and insignificant...it makes a difference. As the fairy queen said to Frodo in the Lord of the Rings...even the smallest person in the world can make a difference. ONE makes a difference. of about 11 thousand killed animals in 1 human lifetime for food alone ! Totally unnecessarily. Just to put a FIGURE to what I PERSON can achieve ! SUCCESS !