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Why Go Vegan?

If you want to learn about the benefits of being vegan, this is the place to start. An authoritative and clearly written overview of the best reasons to go vegan.

Essential Vegan Information

Switching to a vegan diet is surprisingly easy—and just a little reading puts you halfway there. Most new vegans end up being shocked by how little effort the transition takes. By the time you finish this short guide, you'll be well on your way.

How to go vegan?

Just a little reading makes going vegan easy. Our guide covers all the most important topics, including grocery shopping, cooking, basic nutrition, restaurant dining, and travel.

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Try vegan

Try out a vegan diet for day, week, or month. Here’s all the info you need to make it fun and easy.

The word vegan was initially defined as a diet free of animal-based foods (such as meat, dairy products, eggs, and honey.) Nowadays, the word's meaning is commonly extended to refer to non-food products—such as clothing, cosmetics, and medicine—that are made without animal-derived substances. Vegans also typically object to exploitative uses of animals, from animal testing to rodeos to zoos and dolphin shows.animal-derived substances. Vegans also typically object to exploitative uses of animals, from animal testing to rodeos to zoos and dolphin shows.

What does vegan mean?

A thoughtful examination of how to define the vegan concept in productive and inviting terms.

If what you're seeking isn't answered here, be sure to check out our comprehensive Vegan Reference Directory, which offers detailed information on virtually every topic of interest to vegans.

Vegan FAQ

If you’re seeking general vegan information covering a variety of topics, start with our Frequently Asked Questions. No matter your questions, you’ll find succinct and reliable answers.

There are hundreds of books related to veganism in print. Here are the very best vegan books on every subject.

Vegan Books

The most highly regarded books covering every facet of the vegan lifestyle. Covers health, fitness, animal protection, and environmental concerns. Also features a section devoted to children’s books.

Dairy-Free Diet Guide: Easy Tips & Helpful Advice

Dairy-Free Guide

Ditching dairy is easier than ever, and our guide offers all the assistance you’ll need. Features information about nutrition, plus lays out all the top dairy alternatives, from milks to yogurts to cheese.

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Meat-Free Guide

Learn how to rid your diet of meat without any feelings of sacrifice. Introduces you to delicious meat alternatives like tofu and tempeh. Also covers the latest vegan meat replacements for sausages, burgers, and chicken nuggets.


Egg-Free Guide

Most people have no idea that the egg industry is in many ways even crueler than the meat industry. Fortunately, ditching eggs is easy, and alternatives abound. Clear eggs from your diet with these easy tips.

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Vegan for Everybody

The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious

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The Many Reasons to Avoid Fish and Seafood

If you’ve stopped eating meat there’s no reason to continue eating fish. Our guide covers the primary environmental and ethical objections to seafood. Also provides links to several brands of vegan seafood you’ll adore.

Animal Protection

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Animal Rights & Welfare

Efforts made to protect animals and eliminate cruelty usually invoke the ideas related to animal rights and animal welfare. Understanding these core concepts will enable you to become vastly more persuasive when discussing vegan and animal protection topics. 

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Help put an end to factory farming. Learn easy methods to protect thousands of animals. The ideas laid out here have pushed vegan diets into the mainstream, and convinced corporations worldwide to take animal protection seriously.

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Local Vegan Advocacy

How to turn your community into a hot-spot for vegans wanting to socialize and dine out. Covers effective methods for building local vegan communities online. Also features tips for organizing restaurant dine-outs and larger events.

More Vegan Information

Other information of interest to vegans and people moving toward a plant-based diet.

Level 5 Vegans

The term “Level 5 Vegan” is widely used in vegan circles and originated from the Lisa character of the animated series, “The Simpsons.” Lisa became a

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Henry Spira

Henry Spira wasn’t just a hero to animals, he was the animal protection movement’s first truly great activist. In 1973, Henry read a Peter Singer essay


Nonprofit Organizations

There are literally dozens of nonprofit organizations that explicitly promote vegan lifestyles. Of these, most emphasize one of three approaches: Undercover investigations. Along with vegan