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Going Vegan first started as a trend but has fast become a lifestyle for many — evolving into a phenomenon, a belief, a way of life. With World Vegan Day 2021 being celebrated in full fervour it is important to understand what exactly does going vegan means and most importantly what is veganism? Veganism is the ideology of refraining from animal products and their derivatives. It’s not only restricted to diets but is applicable to the lifestyle as a whole. Veganism is a belief that refuses to treat animals as mere commodities.
World Vegan Day is celebrated every year on 1st November all around the world. People spread awareness, organize stalls, fetes, potlucks and tree-planting drives besides an array of other activities.
The word vegan was conceived by Donald Watson and his wife Dorothy Morgan. This day is celebrated to reaffirm the faith in people that going vegan is not only being healthy but also being empathetic and kind towards animals. It means looking after the welfare of the environment and in the process taking charge of their own and animals’ health.
In most countries, World Vegan Day or world veggie day as it most commonly is referred to is celebrated with pomp and show. In Mumbai, the celebrations go on the longest, for over 20 days with movie screenings being an integral part of the whole event. Several countries hold cooking events where vegan recipes are shared besides having talk shows on the pros of leading a vegan life.
Let this world vegan day 2021 be your perfect opportunity to learn more about veganism and how you can adopt and adapt to this lifestyle.
It is a wonderful opportunity as there are various places the world over where exhibitions on the concept of veganism are held. People engage in talks on the best vegan practices to embark on the journey and stay at it. Experts hold discussions on concerns regarding diet changes, managing protein intake, some wonderful plant protein supplements and options for vegans and a lot more.
This vegan day 2021, attend some of these gatherings to understand why and how you can make this shift. If you are a practising vegan you can help others struggling with doubts on maintaining a balanced vegan diet, managing any vitamin D requirements or deficiency through vegan food choices and living a lifestyle free of animal products.
World Vegan Day is celebrated with the concept that all living beings are equal and they should not be made to suffer and be killed. There is a staunch conviction that all living beings go through the same misery, fear, and pain before they are being killed.
Here are some of the best world vegan quotes, guiding the ideology:
Miley Cyrus: “Be the voice of those who can’t say …..’ stop.’ Who can’t say ‘that hurts.’ Who can’t say ‘I’m so afraid to die.’ Be the voice of the animals!”
Alicia Silverstone: “Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That’s powerful.”
Joaquin Phoenix: “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”
Moby: “Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?”
However, veganism is no longer just a lifestyle celebrities adopt, rather it is a phenomenon supported by some of the world’s best brands as well. MamaEarth, Plum Goodness, Lotus Herbals, and Good Vibes are some of the top cosmetic brands that are selling vegan and cruelty-free products. When it comes to supplements brands like bGREEN offer an array of vegan plant proteins to pick from.
Some of the top clothing brands with vegan products include names like Zara, Alternate Apparel, and Saint Basics among loads of others. Even Nike shoes, although not completely vegan, offer a lot of vegan shoe designs.
Even restaurants world over are sensitising their menus to suit vegan needs with an increasing number of outlets offering complete menus that are vegan aligned.
World Vegan Day commemorates the empathy we as human beings should have, for our planet, our health and the life of numerous innocent animals. Let us be the voice of these voiceless creatures and stop their assault. Let us be humans. Let us introspect, if a slice of meat on our table is worth the celebration? Let’s take a vow on World Vegan Day 2021 to take an initiative towards a more animal sensitive life, a more compassionate living for our sakes and for the sake of those sharing our planet with us.