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
Nov
22
Sat
9:00 am Alternative Holiday Sale @ Unitarian Universalist Building
Alternative Holiday Sale @ Unitarian Universalist Building
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Come out and visit the Greater Lansing VegMichigan table at the Peace Education Center – Alternative Holiday Sale.  The PEC Annual Alternative Read more ›
Nov
29
Sat
6:30 pm VegMichigan Vegan Thanks-Living ... @ Troy, MI
VegMichigan Vegan Thanks-Living ... @ Troy, MI
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
VegMichigan’s Annual Vegan Thanks-living Potluck Dinner will be held in Troy on Saturday, November 29th. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Read more ›
Dec
2
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Dec 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 ›
Dec
5
Fri
6:00 pm VegMichigan Ann Arbor Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
VegMichigan Ann Arbor Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Come and join VegMichigan Ann Arbor on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Read more ›
Dec
7
Sun
6:00 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and enjoy this vegan potluck at the Clerical Technical Union (Conference Room) located at the Northeast corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Roads.  We Read more ›

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