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What is a Vegan?

Vegans avoid all animal products: meat, eggs, dairy products derived from animals, honey, gelatin, etc. 

Donald Watson (1910 – 2005) coined the word Vegan in 1944 with the following definition:

“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.”

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What do vegans eat?

A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.  We have included some resources on our site listed below:

 

 

Upcoming Events

May
11
Wed
10:45 am Aperam Company @ Sterling Heights
Aperam Company @ Sterling Heights
May 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
VegMichigan will be presenting information about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. This is a company event and will not ... Read More >
May
21
Sat
8:00 am Walk & Wag Tabling @ Rolling Hills Park
Walk & Wag Tabling @ Rolling Hills Park
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Humane Society of Huron Valley’s 37th Annual Walk & Wag and Run: a dog walk, run, and all-around-fun day! ... Read More >
5:00 pm Vegan Pizza Party @ Buddy's Pizza (Livonia)
Vegan Pizza Party @ Buddy's Pizza (Livonia)
May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Vegan Pizza Party @ Buddy's Pizza (Livonia) | Livonia | Michigan | United States
Join us for VegMichigan’s monthly Dinner Club at Buddy’s in Livonia. Come and enjoy yummy vegan pizza and good conversation! The dinner ... Read More >
Jun
1
Wed
all-day VegMichigan’s June Caroline Kenn... @ Caroline Kennedy Library
VegMichigan’s June Caroline Kenn... @ Caroline Kennedy Library
Jun 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Ave., Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127. Contact: ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s June Plymouth Dist... @ Plymouth District Library
VegMichigan’s June Plymouth Dist... @ Plymouth District Library
Jun 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Plymouth District Library, 223 S Main St., Plymouth, Mi. 48170. Contact: ... Read More >

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