Vegan ethics. What is veganism – how can your actions benefit all sentient’s.
Being vegan is your statement in rejecting violence – violence to animals – violence to yourself, violence to the environment – on which we all depend. When you consume violence – you are saying that violence is acceptable. You are saying that violence to animals – violence to yourself, and violence to the environment is acceptable – therefore you become a part of violence.
Vegans reject eating violence – vegans reject wearing violence, and they reject participating in any violence what so ever. This means that the consumption of all living beings – the consumption of their ‘meat’, their dairy as well as their eggs is rejected no matter how ‘humanely’ they are killed. This also means that wearing animals is rejected no matter how ‘humanely’ they are killed. Wearing leather, fur, wool and silk all come from violence inflicted upon living beings. Vegans do not participate in animal exploitation – this means that vegans reject animal status as ‘chattel property’ – animals are not yours to do with as you please, they are not forms of entertainment, they are not breeding machines, they are not sex acts, they are not slaves.
Being vegan means that you protect all animals, their rights, the rights of others, and you honour the environment in which you live in – by eating and wearing nonviolence. Veganism embraces nonviolence holistically by not discriminating against any member of the moral community including all specie, all race and sexes. Vegans do not discriminate against specie – that would be speciesism – speciesism is wrong because, like racism, sexism, homophobia, antisemitism, classism, and all other forms of human discrimination, speciesism involves violence inflicted on members of the moral community where that infliction of violence cannot be morally justified.
One must be clear about the meaning of nonviolence – one must be clear in the message that nonviolence resonates, one must be clear on how your actions of nonviolence effects all living beings positively. When you embrace veganism – you advocate nonviolence, you become nonviolent – you must be clear on educating others to do so.
Finally – going vegan and staying vegan is easy when you know how and you do it for morally just reasons – that of animal rights. When you act upon moral justification – everything else falls into place, when animals stop suffering – they ease your pain, when you stop consuming violence – health releaves your body, you become clean spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally. When you stop consuming violence, animals heal, earth heals – your environment heals, people heal.
Veganism is the biggest movement in modern thinking times. Be clear about veganism – share it with the world so that everyone benefits now. Veganism is about nonviolence. It is about not engaging in harm to other sentient beings, to oneself, and to the environment upon which all beings depend for life. The animal rights movement is, at its core, a movement about ending violence to all sentient beings. It is a movement that seeks fundamental justice for all. It is an emerging peace movement that does not stop at the arbitrary line that separates humans from nonhumans. Changing a hierarchical paradigm of pervasive exploitation that has dominated for millennia requires a great deal of hard work. And that hard work requires clarity.
If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.