What are vegans?
Vegans are people who choose not to consume or use any animal products. This applies to not consuming the actual meat of an animal (mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, etc) but also no eggs, dairy, and items made from deceased animals like gelatin, cochineal, carmine, etc. Vegans also do not wear animal products, such as leather, silk, wool, feathers, fur, etc. Including items in cosmetics, like carmine, cochineal, lanolin, urea, and tons of other items sourced from animals.
Vegetarians also do not eat or use anything that directly causes the death of an animal. (meat, gelatin, fur, leather etc.) The primary difference between vegans and vegetarians is that vegans have a plant based diet entirely free of any animal products.
Veganism is not just a diet. It is a lifestyle/philosophy that aims towards nonviolence. Vegans to do not buy products tested on animals, attend circuses, rodeos, zoos, or any other form of animal exploitation.