What does being vegan mean?
Veganism is a way of living, which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of products (food, clothing, furniture) which cause exploitation and suffering to animals. Being vegan means one does not buy or consume products made from animal parts or their secretions, one does not support entertainment activities which use animals and products which are tested on animals.
Contrary to popular belief, veganism is not a concept of western origin. Some of the oldest known vegan communities belong to India- such as the Bropkas, who have been vegan for over 5,000 years.
Moreover, the world renowned term ‘Ahimsa’ was coined by Mahatma Gandhi, who did not consume most animal products himself like cow’s milk and meat.