The prevailing principle behind veganism is to oppose unnecessary violence. Since it is now indisputable that, to varying degrees, animals share the emotions that were once considered unique to humans. Vegans seek compassionate alternatives to the products of animal exploitation in all areas of life. It is about trying to live - as far as it is possible - without causing harm to other creatures.
As the number of vegans has increased, it has become increasingly easy to live healthily without using the products of non-human animals.
There are also many major health, humanitarian and environmental advantages to being vegan.
We run the only vegan food bank covering the whole of England and Wales, to help people to remain both well-nourished and fully vegan during challenging times.