A vegan is a person who knowingly chooses not to consume, use or wear any products produced from animals or containing animal by-products and avoids products tested on animals.
Vegans do not eat meat (fish, shellfish, livestock or poultry) eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatine or use leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics or soaps derived from animal products.
There are 3 common reasons why people initially decide to be vegan. For many all 3 are just as important.
Animals are recognised as sentient beings by New Zealand law and suffer terribly just for our taste buds.
A plant based diet requires far less water and far less land than a diet heavy in animal products.
A plant-based diet is naturally high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in saturated fat and cholesterol.