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Vegan Chicago Pages

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What is "vegan"?
As originally defined by Donald Watson in 1944:

A way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.

Later on in 1979 the Vegan Society adjusted the definition thusly:

Veganism denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude - as far as is possible and practical - all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment.

Veganism is an act based upon a belief. This belief of fairness seeks to recognize animals as having a right to share this earth with us free from human exploitation.

Please check out Vegan Chicago's Mission Statement for more information on how we approach the issue.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Vaccines February 4, 2015 12:14 PM Dave D.
GMO December 21, 2015 6:38 PM Dave D.
Code of Conduct January 26, 2014 12:30 PM Dave D.
Raw Food Diets March 26, 2013 12:47 PM Dave D.
Baloney Detection April 8, 2014 12:46 PM Dave D.
Vegan Chicago Podcast March 17, 2011 12:09 AM Dave D.
Events May 14, 2016 9:25 PM Dave D.
Mission December 31, 2015 5:13 PM Dave D.
Internet Social Networking October 4, 2012 10:17 AM Dave D.
About Vegan Chicago April 18, 2013 12:25 AM Dave D.

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