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Why don't vegans eat eggs? 7 eye-opening reasons the world is better off without eggs

Why don’t vegans eat eggs? 7 reasons the world would be better off without them

If you haven’t thought much about the egg industry, it’s natural to wonder, “Why don’t vegans eat eggs?” On the surface, it doesn’t seem like there’s a problem. Chickens naturally lay eggs, which most people think are healthy to eat – what’s the issue? As it turns out, there are quite a number. Vegans don’t …

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Why don't vegans drink milk? 5 secrets the dairy industry doesn't want you to know

Why don’t vegans drink milk? 5 secrets the dairy industry doesn’t want you to know

Like many non-vegans, you might wonder, “Why don’t vegans drink milk? Don’t cows just need to be milked? You don’t have to kill cows for milk, anyway. And isn’t it a good source of calcium?” Yet common myths like these are simply marketing facades that the industry promotes to fuel our insatiable consumption of dairy. …

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Why don't vegans eat fish? 5 little-known reasons we're all better off leaving fish in the ocean

Why don’t vegans eat fish? 5 little-known reasons we’re all better off leaving fish in the ocean

It’s often harder for people to feel compassion for aquatic animals like fish because they seem so foreign and distant to us. Many people think of them almost as moving, automated plants. So, why don’t vegans eat fish? While many vegans don’t eat fish because they, too, are sentient creatures who feel pain, the case …

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Is shrimp vegan? 5 ways shrimp threaten people and the planet

Is shrimp vegan? 5 proven ways shrimp threaten people and the planet

As some people question whether shrimp even feel pain (they do), you might wonder – is shrimp vegan? No, shrimp not vegan because they are sentient creatures. But the problems with shrimp extend far beyond that. Many vegans don’t eat shrimp for five other significant reasons that you may never have heard.  Farmed or wild-caught: …

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More health and wealth for farmers through plant agriculture

“What about the farmers?” More health and wealth for farmers through plant agriculture

People sometimes object that veganism disregards the livelihoods of farmers. After all, if everyone stopped demanding animal products and plant agriculture took over, what would animal farmers do? Progress involves creating new and better jobs Firstly, we don’t determine ethics based on economics.  War, the prison industry, and the tobacco industry all create jobs. That …

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Solutions to environmental racism: the 1 simple thing you haven't heard

Solutions to environmental racism: the 1 urgent thing no one talks about

When you search for “solutions to environmental racism,” credible sources enumerate important parts of the solution: educate yourself, amplify the voices of those who are impacted, write to your representatives, speak out against corporations and boycott products from offending industries. But they don’t tell you clearly the most tangible action you can take. Unless you …

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Is wool vegan? 5 secrets of the wool industry

Is wool vegan? 5 secrets of the wool industry

Many people can understand why vegans don’t eat meat. But what about animal products that seem on the surface not to require harming the animal to use, like wool? Is wool vegan? No, and these are the five reasons vegans don’t use wool: 1. Shearing wool is painful for the animals. Naturally, sheep didn’t need …

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