''No human being's pleasure, convenience, or amusement justifies the enslavement or death of any animal.''
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I define veganism this way: Veganism is in fact an ideology or a belief system. It is about social justice. Vegans do not consume or use anything from animals(as far as is practicable, and possible).
In addition to the above, I will go on to say that vegans can be rightly labeled as healers because we are helping to bring the 'light of the truth' to the world with the message of love, equality, and justice for all, thereby helping to create a better world for ourselves, and our posterity.
Carnism is a term used in discussions of humankind's relation to non-human animals. It is defined as a prevailing ideology in which people support the use and consumption of animal products, especially meat, and is a belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals but not others. Carnism is seen as a dominant belief system in the world today and is supported by a variety of fallacies and defense mechanisms with most of those going unchallenged. The term carnism was coined by social psychologist and author Melanie Joy in 2001 and has been popularized in her book ''Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows''.
Speciesism is a form of prejudice, it is very closely related in fact. Prejudice refers to any preconceived attitude, emotion, or behavior toward members of a group(including animals), which in anyway implies negativity or antipathy toward that group. The definition of racism: (Oxford Dictionary) ''prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.'' This gives me another opportunity to mention that the enslavement of human beings and prejudice toward 'the other' all began directly after the domestication(enslavement) of animals by human animals.
If animal rights is not a unique issue, as it is closely related to all other social rights movements. This equivalency is problematic in practice because as Tobias Leenaert said, ''It would mean physically attempting to stop people from buying or eating animal products, in supermarkets and restaurants, always and everywhere, because that’s what you’d do you if you saw someone severely beating a child or torturing a woman or shackling a worker to the desk.''
Becoming a vegan is one of the best things you can do to help stop animal cruelty. By not paying for animal products, you are lowering the demand for them, which means fewer animals are bred and raised to suffer and die on factory farms.
Long Form: Veganism is a lifestyle that seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of non-human animals, which goes well beyond diet to include the rejection of all forms of animal abuse, including harm to their biosphere. Veganism also includes a moral duty to actively oppose all forms of animal exploitation and to encourage and educate others to become vegan, with the primary aim being the eradication of speciesism and carnism.
The answer concerning veganism as the preferred human diet is hinted here but not resolved. However the amount of space devoted to food and food law in the Bible is telling and I strongly suspect was to regulate health and social behavior.
Conditions in many puppy mills are unethical and disgusting in many cases. Dogs live in filthy conditions without adequate food, water, or veterinary care. Female dogs are bred with little to no recovery time between litters. Inbreeding can also a problem. I recommend animal shelters and animal rescue organizations.