World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day first occurred on November 1st 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Vegan Society and the coining of the term “VEGAN”. Since then vegans all around the world celebrate yearly on this date.
Veganism in Scotland
Here in Scotland 2017 is going to be the most exciting year yet for us at The Tartan Carrot as veganism appears to be growing very quickly around the country, new vegan businesses seem to be emerging on a daily basis now and more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of living a more peaceful, cruelty free, healthier and environmentally more sustainable vegan lifestyle and trying it for themselves.
What is a Vegan?
Definition of Veganism – The Vegan Society
” Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”.
How does this affect your daily life?
People often ask what is the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?. Being a vegetarian changes mainly your diet, becoming vegan can change your whole life, from the diet you eat, clothes you wear, products you buy, maybe your place of employment, places you choose to visit for eating out or entertainment etc.
Why do people choose to become Vegan?
Becoming a vegan is a very personal choice for people, for me personally I had been a vegetarian for a few years but for some reason, I am not sure why I started to research the dairy industry in the UK I was shocked to find out how cruel it was and decided to become vegan almost immediately due to compassion for the animals. When I became vegan on the 1st of January 2014 I never knew any other vegans anywhere and I felt quite isolated at times but I carried on educating myself and was very soon pretty well organised. My vegan journey began and I soon became aware that I had a message to share and this feeling gets stronger every day.
Why is veganism growing so quickly in Scotland?
Everyone has their own personal opinion as to why the rapid growth of veganism is occurring at this time and maybe there is more than one reason or many reasons for it but one thing is certain the fastest growing social change I have ever seen is happening right now not only in this country but also around the world.
Do I have any regrets about becoming vegan?
The only regret I have is that I never became vegan sooner. I am so sad that I was so blind before to the suffering that was happening on a massive scale to animals on a daily basis for food, medical research, clothing, product testing and entertainment. The list goes on and on. These beautiful, innocent animals have suffered and continue to suffer so very much at the hands of humans.
Is World Vegan Day on November 1st 2017 going to be a day that changes YOUR life?
If you are not yet vegan, maybe this is the day you will consider becoming vegan and you will then join one of the loveliest, caring, peaceful and compassionate communities not just here in Scotland but worldwide.
If you are already vegan maybe you will consider taking the personal decision to spread much more awareness of veganism in a way that you feel comfortable with, even the smallest action you take could possibly save many animal lives and reduce the suffering of so many more.
If you want to live in a more peaceful, caring and cruelty free world this is a great opportunity for you to help create that world.
Thanks for reading.
Vegan Now and ALWAYS for the Animals.