Being a vegan means abstaining from all animal products, particularly in relation to diet. This means that, besides cutting out red meat, there will be an avoidance of poultry, eggs, fish, all dairy products, as well as honey. Often, people follow this way of eating because of their dedication to animal rights.
Being a vegan also means excluding any form of exploitation and cruelty to animals for the sake of clothing, beauty products or any other product that requires the infliction of pain on an animal to produce it. According to the Vegan Society, veganism “promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment.” So, when and where did it all begin?