Veganism – an ethical lifestyle
Veganism is a way of life aimed at limiting to a minimum our participation in the exploitation of nonhuman animals. The most important aspect of veganism is the vegan diet since it is for food that the biggest number of animals is exploited. Therefore, such diet means rejecting animal products for ethical reasons. In other spheres of life veganism is just as consistent and rejects e.g. the breeding of animals for fur, using them in experiments, for entertainment, etc. This consistent and progressive idea and practice is becoming more and more popular in the world also because it offers various benefits to the environment.
Veganism as a lifestyle arises from the idea that humans shouldn't treat animals as resources or means to one's ends because nonhuman animals – sentient beings – have the same (as ours) interest in avoiding suffering and protecting their life. Veganism as an ethical position does not limit itself to humans and is intended to promote the development of non-animal products that benefit not only humans but other animals and the environment.