Veganism has taken root in all corners of the world. The plant-powered lifestyle couldn't be more relevant at a time when a bright future depends on a greener environment, animal welfare and sustainable healthcare. More than a luxury status and or a fad, the movement is officially recognised on Nov 1 as World Vegan Day. Whether you’re a devoted vegan or purely curious, there are many ways to live as a vegan in Malaysia. Begin with this nifty guide covering the ABCs of veganism.
1. What Is Veganism?
First, vegans and vegetarians are different. According to The Vegan Society, veganism is a holistic way of life. Besides abstaining from all animal foods (including seafood and insects) as well as any animal by-products like dairy, eggs and honey, vegans avoid animal-derived products, materials, brands and places that exploit living creatures.