So here is the first one :
WHAT IS VEGAN?
What it means to me, wont be entirely expressed through writing here, but I will add a brief overview. It is to avoid using and consuming animal products, because unnecessary pain and suffering has been inflicted on those animals for us to have the choice to use them. It seems weird for an animal to endure this so that I can have something I don't actually need. There are no nutrients humans cant get from plants. It has also been pointed out by many people including Juliet Gellatley, Dr. Melanie Joy, James Wildman, Dr. Will Tuttle, that animals can also see with their eyes, feel with touch, smell with their noses, feel fear, taste with their mouth, eat food, have children and many things just the same as humans can. I personally wouldn't like to live a life of slavery from birth, probably feeling helpless, trapped and depressed, then killed, so that another animal can have a so called 'tasty snack'. Or if I was born female my children taken away from me, or my milk, or unfertilised eggs to be consumed by someone else, purely for their pleasures, not needs.
Here are some great words and points about Veganism from www.nonviolenceunited.org/
For the People.
For the Planet.
For the Animals.
Meanings from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Noun - Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
– origin Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati ‘suffer with’.
Noun - The use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change.
– derivatives non-violent adjective. non-violently adverb.
And the three great points,
For The People.
For The Planet.
For The Animals.