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
Oct
26
Sun
2:10 pm Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit @ Marygrove College
Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit @ Marygrove College
Oct 26 @ 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm
Jeff Hampton, board member of VegMichigan will be presenting “Saving the Earth One Bite at a Time.”
Oct
28
Tue
7:00 pm Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Michigan Theater
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Michigan Theater
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cowspiracy:  The Sustainability Secret @ Michigan Theater | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
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 ›
7:30 pm Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Landmark Main Art Theatre
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Landmark Main Art Theatre
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cowspiracy:  The Sustainability Secret @ Landmark Main Art Theatre | Royal Oak | Michigan | United States
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 ›
Nov
1
Sat
all-day Downriver Library Display @ Taylor Community Library Display
Downriver Library Display @ Taylor Community Library Display
Nov 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee, Taylor, Mi. 48180. Please contact Theresa Powers at 734 Read more ›
all-day Metro Detroit Library Display @ Blair Memorial Library Display
Metro Detroit Library Display @ Blair Memorial Library Display
Nov 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at Blair Memorial Library, 416 N. Main St., Clawson, Mi. 48017. Please call Jenni at 248 Read more ›

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