Combined with cultural and societal habits,
the extensive use of animals for food is the most
basic and pervasive level that needs to be addressed first.
The food industry uses exponentially more sentient beings than all other purposes and industries combined. We participate in the food industry on a daily basis.
We are intimately involved with our food choices, as our food literally becomes
a part of our body.
The use of sentient beings for food is deeply embedded in many cultures, and widespread throughout the world. See "Animal Industries" for more information.
Those living in developed countries can more easily choose plant-based options for food, while plant-based products (vegan leather, personal care, household items, etc.) can be more challenging. The good news is that Vegan product lines are becoming more abundant and accessible. Many of us have considerable amounts of clothing made from leather, silk, and wool. It may not practical, affordable, or even feasible for many people to just stop wearing products they already have. Although replacing what we already have to purchase vegan options is becoming more accessible, this may incur expenses some cannot afford. Moving forward, choosing cruelty-free products has never been easier,
is affordable, and will increasingly flourish.
We do our best to move forward, seeking affordable, feasible solutions to live
in ways that do the least harm possible with the resources we have. Vegan food and product companies are rapidly growing and becoming mainstream.
A vegan diet may not be possible for underdeveloped societies at this time.
One of the most important ways we can help these people is by adapting a plant-based (vegan) diet. Please visit "Social Justice"to understand some reasons why.
Why focus first on food choices?
Heart-Centered Humans for Animals' Rights and Protection
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