A vegan does not consume any meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products or honey. In other words, vegans do not eat anything that comes from another animal. Some people decide to be vegan for health reasons, while others are vegan for ethical reasons. This site was created in response to the issue of pollution caused by animal agriculture.
Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This is quite an astonishing fact if you were not previously aware. More damaging than industry or even transportation, animal agriculture is, in fact, the largest contributor of greenhouse gasses. This is not only considering carbon dioxide (CO2), but also more harmful pollutants like methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).
Moreover, livestock actually covers 45% of Earth’s total land, which is almost unbelievable. This also makes animal agriculture the leading cause of deforestation, which aggravates the issue of climate change even more. And just when you thought it could not possibly get any worse, animal agriculture accounts for the largest water consumption and water pollution on the planet.
By refusing to eat animal products, you are sending the message that we consumers do not want animal agriculture to continue. It is highly unlikely that we will be able to maintain a habitable environment on earth as long as animal agriculture exists.