12 Mar Become An Ethical Vegan
So now you know the Why, what about the How?
Of course, veganism has never been just a diet: it is an ethical stance against the unnecessary use of animals in all aspects of life. Most of the changes will feel diet-related at first, but there’s many other areas of our lives in which we regularly purchase items or experiences that have caused unnecessary suffering for the other species we share this planet with. A quick scan of the kitchen, wardrobe, bathroom and cosmetic products in the average household will attest to this. It might seem overwhelming at first: some people prefer to focus on the food aspect first before looking at their other products. Others transition to vegan products across the board straight away. Others still use up what they have before replacing or donate products, clothes etc to a charity. How you get there isn’t as important as keeping the goal in mind, being kind to yourself and continuing to learn and educate yourself about the ‘Why?’. (You’re likely to find the ‘How?’ falls right into place when the ‘Why?’ switch truly flicks on)!
Making errors along the way is a common part of transitioning to a way of living that seeks to avoid deliberate harm. See these errors not as a failure, but as a chance to learn and develop your understanding further. And again – be kind to yourself!
For the best chance of success, a new habit benefits from a strong foundation, and it’s advantageous to equip yourself with as many resources as possible when making the transition to vegan living. You’ll find going vegan isn’t a sacrifice, more of an adjustment, which becomes second nature in a shorter time than you think!
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Veganism is our moral imperative and is essential for our continued survival on this planet. It is never too late, but every minute we delay the more suffering and destruction we cause.