Veganism is a choice of lifestyle that does not include the use of animal products in food products and more, and therefore constitutes a consumer boycott of products whose components or development includes any use of animals. When it comes to vegan food and nutrition, the consumption of meat, fish, milk and its products, eggs, honey and gelatin will be avoided. When it comes to clothing, footwear and vegan furniture includes avoiding the use of products that contain leather, fur, wool and feathers. In cosmetics, veganism will be reflected in the avoidance of products that have been tested on animals in the process of their production. There are several reasons for choosing veganism:
Moral justification - animal rights. According to this reasoning, animals have rights and in particular the right to avoid suffering and the right to live. The use of animals, causing suffering and killing to fulfill daily necessities is immoral. It is not moral for human beings to use another species as if they were his slaves and their lives are worthless, because it reduces human humanity and morality. And also, it is not moral to violate the rights of animals to live and not to experience pain and suffering. This resistance is a broad resistance which includes any use of animals as property and their use and production for profit.
2. Ecological justification - waste of natural resources. According to this argument, the agriculture and livestock industry for food are not sustainable industries. In fact, they are industries that pollute the environment and consume natural resources at tremendous speed.
3. Health Rationale - Excessive consumption of animal products is associated with many health problems. Many studies, especially in recent years, link a vegan diet to a reduced rate of many diseases and overweight, and in addition indicate that animal protein is unhealthy for the human body.