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To eat vegan or to live vegan is a decision that more and more people make for themselves. In Germany alone, depending on estimates, 600,000 to 1.2 million vegans live. Why this is so and what possibly speaks against the vegan way of life, we light up in this article. But first a definition.

Vegan – the definition

To eat vegan or to live vegan is a decision that more and more people make for themselves. In Germany alone, depending on estimates, 600,000 to 1.2 million vegans live. Why this is so and what possibly speaks against the vegan way of life, we light up in this article. But first a definition.

Living vegan means extending these principles as far as possible to other areas of life such as clothing, cosmetics and everyday objects. Those who live vegan use artificial leather or microfibre products instead of leather, avoid animal wool and choose cosmetics without animal products and without animal testing.

Why vegan? The ethical reasons

The most common path to veganism is through an ethically motivated vegetarian diet: vegetarians do not eat meat or fish because they do not want to be responsible for the killing/slaughter of animals. When these people learn that the production of milk and eggs, regardless of the type of husbandry, cannot do without killing animals, they often opt for the vegan diet. To explain: Dairy cows are slaughtered as soon as their “milk yield” decreases (usually after a few years). In addition, the cows are artificially impregnated to make them give milk. Their male offspring in almost all cases die very early (“calf meat”), while the female offspring often become dairy cows themselves (with the same fate of their mother). One reason why eggs are avoided is that breeding laying hens produces 50% male chicks, which are sorted out immediately after hatching and thrown alive into a shredder or gasified.

In addition to the issue of killing, the fact that “farm animals” suffer a great deal of suffering during keeping, transport and slaughter also plays an important role in these considerations. This even applies to organic animal products, as their animal welfare standards are usually at odds with the good reputation that these products (still?) have.

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