Daniele de Miranda - co-founder of União Libertária Animal (ULA) and Vegetariando Por Aí.
Veganism is ...
Demonstration of respect for animals.
See the animal as someone else, not like something.
To stand in their favor in every day-to-day choice.
Give up our privileges not to take advantage of what abused them in any way.
Adopt for love, not for race.
Break cages and plant trees.
Take the animals off the plate and leave them in the heart.
See that the beauty of an animal is in its freedom, living for its own reasons.
To know that it is not a personal choice, but a moral one, since it involves the lives of others.
Take responsibility and not look for excuses in third parties.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
get out of the comfort zone.
Do not pretend you have not seen.
Do not ignore females exploited as matrices, dairy and laying hens.
Do not repudiate calories, repudiate violence.
Not only thinking of yourself, but of others.
Not just wanting bigger but empty cages.
Animals are sensitive, complex and conscious individuals with physical, social and psychological aspects, and are interested in avoiding pain and suffering, and maintaining their freedom and life. Have you ever thought about it? This must be respected and taken into account in the way we behave with them. Especially we human adults, who within this ecosystem, are the moral agents.
Veganism is all you do for animals without spotlight. It's your daily choices thinking about them. They are concrete, politicized, independent and ethical attitudes, without "mas", without "if" ... It is the daily practice based on the basic moral rights of the animals, that tries to avoid the objectification, exploitation and abuse of the same ones by means of the boycott to Activities and products arising from their use, manipulation, confinement, deprivation, mutilation, disturbance, death ...
Vegans boycot any product of animal origin (food or not), such as meat, animal milk, eggs, leather, ... in addition to products which have been tested on animals or which include any possible form of animal exploitation in their ingredients or production . As well as activities that keep animals to be used for some purpose, such as tours, numbers and photos in the tourism industry.
For the vegan, animals do not exist for humans. Each animal owns its own life, thus having the right not to be treated as a medium or property (ornament, entertainment, food, guinea pig, merchandise, driving force, etc.). If you are not yet vegan, but believe that all of them, anywhere in the world, regardless of species, deserve respect and live for your own reasons, is the invitation to wake up, think globally and act locally from today: make choices Vegans For them.
Suggestion of sites for the practice of veganism:
Vegan Recipes: http://presuntovegetariano.com.br
Vegan Trips: www.vegporai.com
Activism, education and responsible custody: www.uniaolibertariaanimal.com
News: https://vista-se.com.br e http://www.anda.jor.br