How Can I Get Involved?
If you want to know how you can get involved, you’ve come to the right place! In a nutshell, by far the greatest action you can take is to go vegan and find constructive and creative ways of discussing veganism with non vegans. If you have apprehensions or concerns about going vegan, you may find it helpful to peruse our Get Answers page before you read further here.
So Why Vegan?
Animal behaviorist, Jonathan Balcombe perhaps says it best: “Veganism is the holy grail of personal activism for animals, the environment, and human health.” Going vegan aligns your values and your actions. As a vegan, you become an ambassador for those values. You literally live by example, showing others that living by the principles of non violence and respect for all sentient beings is obtainable, practical, even quite joyful and infinitely rewarding. By demonstrating a healthy, vegan lifestyle, you show rather than tell how it is possible to live compassionately and without a reliance on animals which many mistakenly believe are normal, natural and necessary to our diet. For non vegans, your presence may cause them to question their own assumptions, the first step to considering veganism.
Knowledge Is Power for Non Vegans and Vegans Alike
If you’re not vegan, we recommend you watch a series of videos we’ve compiled to:
- bear witness to the unnecessary suffering and violence that animals endure to become products for human consumption and
- understand the best rational and moral arguments that make being vegan both a logical and moral choice for anyone who recognizes the sentience of animals. Please click here to get started!
Making The Vegan Transition
Get Support and Guidance. Browse our links for the best vegan kickstart programs and the latest on plant based nutrition.
Read labels carefully. Many processed and packaged foods that claim they are “veggie” have animal by-products in them. Avoid processed foods as much as possible.
Expand Your Vegan Advocacy
- Don’t ever be afraid to ask and discuss questions with your grocers, food manufacturers, healthcare practitioners, your friends and family, politicians, and online and print media sources.
- Support and donate to the organizations that are educating the public about animal issues and veganism (but not those that promote happy or humane animal products).
- Contact your local, state and federal representatives and make your views heard. Find your elected officials online.
- Make thoughtful purchases that reflect your values. Talk to and email the management of the stores you frequent about what you want to see in their stores.
- Participate in non violent forms of public outreach, including speaking events and leafletting events.