5 Reasons Why Going Vegan Needs to Be Your New Year’s Resolution

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Make 2016 the year you embrace a kinder, greener way of eating. Here are just a few reasons to take the plunge.

1. These cuties.

Farm Animals Collage No BorderAnimals are beautiful, interesting, intelligent, sensitive and unique. They’re not dinner.

2. A fitter, healthier you.

Rich Roll - healthy strong fit veganWeight loss – tick. Lower risk of developing heart disease – tick. Clearer skin – tick. Increased sense of well-being and total absence of guilt about what you’re eating – tick!

3. Deliciousness.

Vegan Food Collage squareVegan food is tasty food. Don’t believe us? Sample a few of these stunning recipes.

4. The planet.

Planet CC0Stopping climate change is a pretty major priority for the human race right now – and the UN says we can do it by going vegan, because factory farming is wrecking our environment.

5. Non-violence.

Gandhi CC0 textYou believe in social justice, freedom, equality, respecting others and acting with compassion, right? Well, here’s your chance to start putting those principles into practice on a daily basis.


All geared up for a vegan 2016? Here’s how to get started:


  • Roma Robb commented on January 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I have been vegan for a number of years. There are so many alternatives these days. I am 68 and have been in the best of health for years and astound the doctors if i am ever there by telling them i am vegan. Animals are so cruelly treated in all aspects of l;ife for humans and factory farming is inhumane.People would be so much healthier if they thought about what they ate and how they lived.

  • Maureen Smith commented on January 12, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Animals are sentient beings the same as humans and do not deserve the cruelty we inflict upon them. We do not need them to survive as we may have done in the past. A vegan diet would indeed improve health. We have a moral obligation to respect and protect other species and in so doing care for our planet.

  • Barbara Hanway commented on January 13, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Animal should have as much rights as humans as they are living beings, so should not be eaten. I will never understand why we are so cruel to them?? I have been a veggie for 30 years & will try to be a vegan in 2014.

  • mel commented on January 13, 2014 at 10:04 am

    just gone vegan myself and all these points are totally valid…not to mention its really easy, in fact much easier than i thought. i have always been on the side of animals this was my final hurdle and im so happy ive finally done it :)..

  • Joan Thresher commented on January 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Why don’t supermarkets have a vegan section?

  • kuba commented on January 20, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I am vegetarian since i’m 4. Want to go vegan this year

  • Julia king commented on January 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for your website. I had been wondering about wool production methods. I feel there will always be a range of best practice and savagery until human consciousness moves to kindness and caring for all. In the mean time I will share your website. Some friends recently told me that they had become vegan. I am going to look at this now. It was Pink’s video that brought me to Peta.org when Torsi mentioned Pink had spoken about UGG manufacture. I always say that once you know the truth then you have choice. Now I have to make a choice. It’s not difficult. Walk the talk.

  • cassandra commented on February 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I tried a vegan diet for 4 months and I found it quiet easy to find vegan products but I did give it up because I miss cows milk in my tea to much and I can not live without tea(believe me I tried, even tried herbal alternative) so now I am strictly vegetarian but I always go for organic diary never any other. so I suggest pledge going vegan for 2 months to see if its for you because it isn’t for everyone.

    • Jeanette commented on December 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      I realise your comment is quite some time ago and I understand your enjoyment with having milk in your tea. The only alternative that I find works is the Alpo Soya Organic one (in a brown coloured carton). I have tried all the others as they have more calcium (which this one doesn’t) but if it’s only for tea, it keeps the tea tasting the best it can be.

  • John commented on April 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Don’t despair, Cassandra. You could always try Oatley oat drink. It stirs just as well in tea (but as poorly as soya in coffee) and is available from the big supermarkets.

  • Donna commented on July 30, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I have been a vegetarian since 1990, now I will try a vegan diet. Should be fun!

    • Anne commented on July 30, 2015 at 11:40 am

      That’s great to hear – good luck!

  • Garrett commented on December 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

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  • Joe Grant commented on December 30, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    wait what? “a fitter healthier you”? no. Meat is tock full f protein which is absolutely necessary for muscle growth and development! It has been proven that putting a child on a vegan diet will cause serious harm later in life as they will not develop their muscles mass correctly. Second “they’re not dinner”? what about the fact that we are built to eat meat? the panda is genetically built to consume meat but switched to a vegan diet and now there are barely any of them! please, and I agree with some things you do, actually research the costs and benefits of veganism and post them here.

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