Whether we become vegan for the sake of the animals, for our health, or for the environment, we come to realize all these areas are positively affected to ultimately create a beautiful vegan life for everyone, on all levels.
Peace: When we stop eating animals we create peace for them and within our own conscience. We cease to support needless violence.
Compassion: Having compassion for all animals, not just pets, is ethical. Compassion in our diet also extends to people. Veganism creates a more egalitarian world system in which a greater number of people can have access to good health and safe food.
Kindness: When we extend kindness to animals and free them from exploitation, we are all uplifted.
Freedom: We all want our own freedom. Animals do too.
Intelligence: When we take the time to learn about the interplay between our food choices and their impact on animals, other people and the planet, and we opt for veganism, that is very intelligent!
Justice: Animals deserve to live unexploited, and to not be bred for the purpose of our misuse of them. At its core veganism is about treating animals with respect and kindness, and not using them for our own purposes. But a vegan world will be more fair and just to all people in it as well. There are numerous intersections of oppression which arise from eating animals, including various types of abuse of humans.
Animals: Veganism at its core is about eliminating the exploitation of animals, and the positive effects of being vegan ripple out in many other areas as well.
Environment: The production of meat, dairy and eggs is destroying the world's rainforests and other essential areas. Animal agriculture pollutes precious water zones like oceans, rivers and lakes. Being vegan relieves enormous pressures on the environment.
Health: Eating animals contributes to the leading health concerns and fatal diseases in individual humans. Eating only plants can reverse conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
Integrity: If we say we do not support cruelty, violence or exploitation, or if we consider ourselves environmentalists we simply must be vegan if we are to think we have integrity.
Understanding: By studying how various factors in the world work together, we gain better understanding of the importance of being vegan.
Ethics: Looking closely at our actions and personal philosophy we see that the best way to live a life truly in tune with core values of basic decency and moral ethics is to make it vegan.