These days, you hear most about the term ‘vegan’ which means not using or having an animal ingredient. Someone who doesn’t eat meat or animal products is a vegan and any product which is without an animal ingredient is vegan. Since ancient times, man has been meat-eater. An ancient human used to hunt animals for food, but being vegan is a new trend. Many people whose diet was earlier rich with animal products have shifted their food habit to vegetarian diet. Vegetarian is referred by its short name vegan.
Few reasons for emerging vegan culture
The vegan society is an emerging culture in contemporary time. Many people have decided to go vegan and stay vegan during their lifetime. Having emotional attachment with animals, people may not want their exploitation. One key reason could be that too much propaganda has been made to explore health benefits of vegetarian diet. The obesity and overweight could also be one reason to switch over to vegetarian diet. It depends what people think about vegetarian diet because there may be a difference of opinion.
The effects of vegan culture
No doubt, vegan is good because it is associated with healthy life. Eating vegetables like green and leafy vegetables and fruits is recommended medically for health benefits. Vegetarian restaurants are rapidly coming up in many parts of the globe in view of people’s preference for vegan foods. The western culture, where trend of non-vegetarian foods was more prevalent, is gradually switching-over to vegetarian foods. This has resulted in serving of more vegetarian food by many restaurants. Some restaurants have even stopped serving non-vegetarian dishes.
True compassion for animals
The society for cruelty to animals has always been against animal slaughter for food. Many non-profit organizations across the globe have also launched campaign against cruelty to animals and prohibition of eating animal foods. These efforts have depicted positive results. The emergence of vegan restaurants is one example but many more examples of true compassion for animals are seen.