What is a Vegan?

Vegans avoid all animal products: meat, eggs, animal milks, honey, and their derivatives.  Veganism denotes a philosophy and way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, nonhumans and the environment..

Other Definitions:

What do vegans eat?

A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits and a combination of any of these.  We have included some resources on our site listed below:

 

What is a Vegetarian?

Vegetarianism is a type of eating excluding the consumption of meat, poultry, seafood and any other animal. A follower of vegetarianism is referred to as a Vegetarian.

Pescetarian: Someone who eats seafood but not the flesh of other animals.

Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian: Someone who eats plant food plus eggs and milk products.

Lacto-Vegetarian: Someone who eats plant foods and milk products.

Upcoming Events
Aug
23
Sat
12:00 pm Michigan Pride March Rally & Fes...
Michigan Pride March Rally & Fes...
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VegMichigan will be tabling at the Michigan Pride March in Lansing. For more details, go to: http://www.michiganpride.org/index.php/events/march-to-the-capitol/
Aug
27
Wed
6:30 pm Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Celebration! Cinema Lansing
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Celebration! Cinema Lansing
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing Read more ›
Sep
1
Mon
2:15 pm VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Libra... @ LIbrary Display at Southgate Library
VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Libra... @ LIbrary Display at Southgate Library
Sep 1 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Please check out our library display at Southgate Library, located at 14680 Dix-Toledo, Southgate MI 48195. Please contact Joyce Farkas at (734) Read more ›
6:30 pm VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Auburn Hills OCC Campus Library
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Auburn Hills OCC Campus Library
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please check out our library display located at the Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library, 2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, Mi. (248) Read more ›
Sep
2
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
VegMichigan's Vegan 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Rochester Hills | Michigan | United States
Whole Foods Cooking Class Photo 1 Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects Read more ›

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