Being vegan is a lifestyle. It means to respect animals and trying not to do anything that needs to kill or torture these wonderful creatures. Vegan people eat no animal products, but they also do not wear them. Also a car can be without leather seats. Leather sofas in living rooms are not beautiful either.
We can live a most luxury life without being so cruel towards our animals on that earth.
My favourite approach to write or more often to talk about a vegan lifestyle is when someone asks me about it. So this happened, nothing can stop me now anymore to write about one of my favourite topics. I'd like it when we become more, I also know that it is almost impossible to convince people to live so. Sometimes it happens that people ask me: You are so slim, how do you do it? Then I answer: I live vegan? This always creates a controversial discussion. But this is the opportunity to talk about it, and then I also don't care if I act like a missionary or not.
My personal story to became vegan: I became first a vegetarian for decades (when I was 20). The prophecies that I'd become ill didn't become true. I discovered yoga and India and simply I didn't like to eat an animal that was killed in one of the slaughter houses or otherwise. I felt disgust towards bloody meat.
Once I was out with a man and I told him that I'm a vegetarian, because I hate the cruelty towards animals. He answered that I was not really consequent with my concern. This was the first time that I learned that it is possible to live vegan. The time was not mature for me. I couldn't imagine a life without these milk desserts. When I discovered vegan groups online, I reflected again if this could be a lifestyle for me. I got more and more information and finally it was a necessary consequence to say good-bye to all animal products. To live without meat is easy, to develop a vegan lifestyle needs a bit more passion, but it is worth it. I am not always consequent. So it is. But the direction is clear for me.
Here an example how cruel it is to buy milk: Let's even have a look at an organic farm. What happens? A cow calves. What to do with the male calf? The male calves are for the slaughter houses. What people eat when they eat veal is male meat. Male calves are of no use for the milk industry. This is not peaceful. If the calf is female, it is taken away from the mother cow. The milk that is produced for the baby is taken for human beings. The cows usually are screaming for days when the little one is taken away from them. Animals do have feelings.
The milk is also not really good for human beings. It is too fat. The milk must nourish a little cow. We get fat when we use these milk products for us.
Milk can be easily substituted by soy milk. It tastes delicious and is healthier.
What is cruel for animals is not good for human beings either. Years ago I had an arthrosis attack. It was most painful, I could scarely move my elbows anymore. It was clear that if this won't disappear, I wouldn't be able to work anymore (and I like to work, wink). During that time I used to drink butter milk every day, butter milk and bananas was my lunch. The pain disappeared, I also knew what caused the pain, stopped it and felt better. The cause was my use of milk (animal) products. A vegan diet helps me to stay slim and healthy. Of course every body is different. We need our body for perhaps 100 years, we have to treat it with care if we want to stay healthy and without pain. Not one single thing in my rooms is 50 years old, but I am. Living healthy for another 50 years means to take care of my bones, skin, stomach, my body.
I don't care anymore if people become vegan for egoistic reasons or because they started loving animals. The result is the same. Let's become more. Every new habit starts with a little step.
To be continued....