Most people already believe that we shouldn’t harm animals unnecessarily. Yet many of these same people also pay others to inflict unnecessary harm and death on animals every day, mostly for meat, fish, dairy, eggs and other animal foods for which we have no biological need.
To some, veganism may seem like an “extreme” idea at first, since using and eating animals is so ubiquitous and normalized in our society.
However, there is nothing “extreme” about the basic idea that we ought not harm animals if we don’t have to.
We have no need to eat any animal foods for our health (and, in fact, we can be healthier avoiding them). Once you acknowledge that, if you otherwise believe it’s wrong to harm animals unnecessarily, then you go vegan to align your daily actions with your own long-held beliefs.
Going vegan is easy, it’s healthy, it withdraws your participation from the unnecessary exploitation and killing of countless billions of sentient animals every year, and — as no small added benefit — it happens to be one of the most impactful positive actions you can take as an individual to help the planet and our environment.