Many people are confused with the difference between being a vegetarian and being a vegan. When you’re a vegetarian, you do not eat meat, but a vegan is considered a pure vegetarians. Vegans do not consume or use animal products in any way. The reasons for doing this are both for environmental concerns and for their own health concerns. Vegans seek to make a difference in the world, making their mark by spending their money on non-animal products.
While vegetarians don’t eat meat, vegans take it to another level. They don’t eat dairy products like milk, cheese or butter. Vegans also don’t eat eggs, nor products that contain eggs like french toast or cake for example.
Vegans go even further though. They also avoid products that have been tested on animals and clothing that contain parts of animals. This means no leather boots and no fur coats. You see, vegans wish to promote a world free from animal cruelty, a world full of compassion for animals.
Being a vegan is more than just a simple choice, it is a complete lifestyle. It is a philosophy on life that takes a lifelong commitment. If you’re considering becoming a vegan, try being a vegetarian first to see if you can do that. Being a vegan is difficult, but it is extremely rewarding.