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Top 10 Questions & Answers About Veganism

If you are curious about sustainable lifestyles and veganism, Veggiepedia is here to help. We'll answer a couple of common questions people have about veganism, living sustainably, and the link between those two things. You'll see why going vegan (or mostly vegan) means going green.

Q1: What is veganism?

Answer: Veganism is a lifestyle choice that involves avoiding the use of animal products, particularly in diet and clothing [1]. It excludes meat, dairy products, eggs, leather, wool, gelatine, honey, and all other animal-derived ingredients. The goal of vegans is to minimize harm to animals, reduce their carbon footprint, and follow a healthier lifestyle.

Q2: Is veganism just about food?

Answer: No, veganism is not just about food at all. While the dietary aspect is a significant part of the lifestyle, veganism extends beyond what we eat. Many vegans promote plant-based cosmetics (no honey or beeswax) and fashion items (no leather or wool), and many vegans work to raise awareness about environmental issues related to meat such as speciesism, habitat destruction, and climate change. In other words, most vegan activists are also green activists at the same time.

Q3: What is the link between veganism and climate change?

Answer: The world's leading scientists have calculated that animal agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The production of meat, dairy, and eggs requires large amounts of land, water, and energy, and releases methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which heats up the planet. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization [2], animal agriculture (e.g. meat, fish, dairy, eggs) accounts for around 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Many people are shocked to hear that this is the same amount of emissions as the entire transportation sector produces, that is, the emissions of all world's airplanes, trucks, cars, ships, buses and trains. Additionally, deforestation for pastureland and feed crops contributes to habitat loss and biodiversity decline [3], further exacerbating the effects of climate change. By going vegan, we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint and help mitigate the impacts of climate change. In fact, an Oxford University study [4] found that a vegan diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% compared to a meat-based one.

Q4: Do vegans live sustainably?

Answer: Yes, vegans often choose eco-friendly products, such as reusable bags, refillable water bottles, and biodegradable cleaning supplies, and they may also engage in sustainable practices like recycling, composting, reducing waste and dumpster diving. Vegans especially love zero-waste stores or package-free shops, which offer products like soap or pasta without excess packaging, allowing customers to bring their reusable containers and bags. This approach helps reduce single-use plastics, paper, and other disposable items that contribute to pollution and waste management problems. Additionally, these stores often carry a variety of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products, including vegan groceries, household cleaning supplies, personal care items, and more.

Q5: What's dumpster diving?

Answer: Grocery stores generate large amounts of food waste, including freshly expired products that cannot be sold anymore but is still somewhat edible. Dumpster diving is the activity in which people (also known as "freegans") retrieve food from those landfills to save the food from being wasted. Some vegan dumpster divers even accept to eat animal products from those landfills as they do not support the grocery store financially by eating it and benefit other people by saving food, which would otherwise go to waste. Dumpster diving can be risky, as it may involve trespassing, handling dirty or hazardous materials, and encountering hostile property owners or law enforcement officers. Nonetheless, it has become a popular activity among some environmentalists, freegans (people who consume only free goods), and those seeking alternative ways to acquire necessities.

Q6: Do vegans need to take supplements?

Answer: We recommend that you ask your doctor about any dietary change you are considering, but as a rule of thumb, there is this tradeoff: Vegan diets that are rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein can be beneficial to overall health and reduce the risk of certain diseases, while on the other hand, most 100% vegan eaters require dietary supplementation to prevent nutritional deficiencies, especially Vitamin B12, and it may be harder for them to find options at restaurants. Most people don't go 100% vegan but instead opt for vegetarian or flexitarian diets, which are easier to follow.

Q7: Are all vegans activists?

Answer: No, not all vegans are activists. Some individuals adopt a vegan lifestyle solely for personal health or environmental reasons without actively advocating for animal rights or participating in animal welfare campaigns. However, many vegans do become involved in activism, educating others about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and promoting animal protection laws.

Q8: Do vegans like to discuss veganism with others?

Answer: Yes, many vegans enjoy discussing veganism with others. Veganism is often a passionate topic, and those who adopt this lifestyle are typically enthusiastic about sharing their experiences, knowledge, and reasons for choosing a plant-based diet. By sharing their experiences and insights, vegans hope to motivate others to be more sustainable and compassionate. They may discuss veganism with their friends, family members, or colleagues.

Q9: What clothes do vegans wear?

Answer: Vegans choose clothing that aligns with their values, avoiding animal-derived materials such as leather or wool. They opt for cotton, linen, hemp, synthetic fabrics, plant-based textiles, upcycled clothing, leather alternatives, sustainable footwear, ethically sourced wool and silk alternatives, down alternatives (feather replacement materials), and eco-friendly accessories (e.g. recycled metal jewelry, bamboo sunglasses, or handbags crafted from upcycled materials). These choices support cruelty-free and sustainable practices while maintaining personal style.

Q10: Where can I learn more about veganism?

Answer: With a vegan and green lifestyle, one can do a lot of good for animals and the planet. Maybe you can try it out for yourself - but the decision is completely up to you. If you are curious for more information, keep reading below to see our top 10 lists of notable vegan documentaries to watch, vegan books to read, and websites of top 10 vegan non-profit organizations to visit.

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Top 10 Vegan Documentaries

The Veggiepedia team has compiled a list of the best documentaries about veganism and sustainability. They feature engaging storytelling, beautiful visuals, and interesting characters, making them an enjoyable way to spend time while still learning something new. Tip: Watch with your friends!

(Sorted alphabetically for lack of a better sorting idea.)

  1. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) – Watch now
  2. David Attenborough: Life On Our Planet (2020) – Watch now
  3. Dominion (2018) – Watch now
  4. Earthlings (2005) – Watch now
  5. Eating Our Way To Extinction (2021) – Watch now
  6. Kiss the Ground (2020) – Watch now
  7. Rotten (2018) – Watch now
  8. Seaspiracy (2021) – Watch now, Link2
  9. Testimony (Svědectví) (2022) – Watch now
  10. The Game Changers (2019) – Watch now

Watching a vegan documentary can be a powerful way to learn about the impact of animal agriculture on animals, the environment, and human health. Many people have reported being inspired to adopt a vegan or mostly vegan lifestyle after watching a documentary that exposes the realities of factory farming and the benefits of plant-based eating. Let's all make positive changes in their lives and contribute to a more compassionate and sustainable world.

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Top 10 Vegan Books

Here you can also find a list of some notable books about animal rights, animal welfare, and the negative impacts of animal agriculture on the Earth's ecosystems.

(Sorted alphabetically for lack of a better sorting idea.)

  1. "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer
  2. "Dominion: A Chronicle of Ecological Disaster" by Matthew Scully
  3. "Eat Like You Care" by Gary L. Francione, Anna E. Charlton
  4. "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. "Food, Inc.: A Participant Guide" edited by Karl Weber
  6. "Meatonomics" by David Robinson Simon
  7. "The Case for Animal Rights" by Tom Regan
  8. "The Ethics of What We Eat" by Jim Mason and Peter Singer
  9. "The Food Revolution" by John Robbins
  10. "Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World" by Bob & Jenna Torres

The books above explore the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, examine the ethical implications of eating meat, and advocate for a more sustainable and ethical approach to food production and consumption. Many were written decades ago and their advice was ahead of its time. Now, in the first few decades of the 21st century, we are experiencing an unprecedented, rapid rise of global temperatures, severe droughts, forest fires, floods, and heat waves around the world, on top of all the unnecessary animal suffering, exactly as predicted. But the world's leaders are still very slow to react to these important problems, and so it is up to each and every of us to not only spread the word that positive change is necessary, but first and foremost, introduce positive change into our own lives.

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Top 10 Vegan Charities

The Veggiepedia project aims to support non-profit organizations fighting for animal rights and animal welfare through their activism. We have conducted research into top vegan charities and here is our top 10 list. You can donate to some of those vegan charities through their websites.

(Sorted alphabetically for lack of a better sorting idea.)

  1. Animal Defenders International - donate now at
  2. Animal Outlook - donate now at
  3. Compassion In World Farming - donate now at
  4. Farm Sanctuary - donate now at
  5. Mercy For Animals - donate now at
  6. PETA - donate now at
  7. ProVeg - donate now at
  8. Surge Activism (by Earthling Ed) - donate now at
  9. The Vegan Society - donate now at
  10. Veganuary - donate now at

We are sorry if you know of a charity that didn't make it to the top 10 list above, it's just because there are many vegan charities but only 10 spots on a top 10 list. We think every vegan deserves equal respect for fighting for a good cause. This list can be extended in the future.

In case you are wondering how vegan charities help do good for animals and the planet in exchange for people's donations, here is a list of the top 10 most common activities:

  1. Public Awareness Campaigns: They create public awareness campaigns using various media channels, such as social media, television, radio, and print ads, to inform people about animal suffering and the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.
  2. Sanctuaries: They establish sanctuaries where animals can live safely and freely, and serve as educational centers for the public to learn about animal behavior and welfare.
  3. Rescue and Rehabilitation: They rescue animals from situations of neglect, abuse, or abandonment, and provide rehabilitation services to help them recover and find new homes.
  4. Community Outreach: They organize community events, workshops, and campaigns to raise awareness about animal issues and promote compassion towards all living beings.
  5. Research and Development: They support research into alternative methods of animal testing, sustainable agriculture, and plant-based food production, to promote more humane and environmentally friendly practices.
  6. Advocacy and Education: They educate the public about animal rights and welfare issues, promote plant-based diets, and encourage people to adopt vegan lifestyles.
  7. Undercover Investigations: They conduct undercover investigations in farms, slaughterhouses, and other facilities where animals are exploited, to expose cruelty and abuse.
  8. Lobbying: They lobby government officials and policymakers to pass legislation that protects animals and promotes animal welfare.
  9. Corporate Engagement: They collaborate with businesses to develop and promote vegan products, and encourage companies to adopt animal-friendly policies and practices.
  10. Legal Action: They file lawsuits against companies, governments, and individuals who violate animal welfare laws or engage in practices that harm animals.

If you wish to support one of the vegan organizations on our Top 10 list financially and help them carry out honorable activities like the ones we listed, we thank you on their behalf and also on behalf of farmed animals and the environment. Maybe it will also inspire you to become a vegan advocate, if you aren't fighting for animals and the planet already.

Veggiepedia® Domain Portfolio

Now, let us follow up on vegan FAQ's, documentaries, books, charities with a brief presentation of Veggiepedia. Let's start with domain names. As you surely know, for any online project aiming to reach millions of people across the globe speaking many different languages one day, it is crucial to buy the most important alt-language domains before the project takes off. That is why we have acquired or registered all the key 25 domain names of this category. While the .org or .com is for English/global, each of the other domains can lead to an alt-language variant of Veggiepedia: English/Global (Non-Profit Uses) English/Global (For-Profit Uses) Spanish German French Portuguese Italian Chinese Japanese Hindi Korean Arabic Dutch Malay Indonesian Vietnamese Russian Filipino Finnish Swedish Danish Greek Polish Czech Slovak

The alt-language collection above covers the vast majority of the world's language speakers. We also own the name Veggiepedia in some alternative domain extensions and most common misspelled forms of our main .org domain for an additional protection of the Veggiepedia brand:

Those are also nice to have, but the alt-language domain collection is the key asset.

Veggiepedia® Trademark Portfolio

Domains provide strong protection for your brand online. However, it is even better if you also own a registered trademark for your brand. Trademark registration is a very lengthy and complicated process, and the approval of your filing is uncertain up to 2 years since you file. Only if and when you get an approval can you use the ® sign or license or sell your mark. Fortunately, we have managed to get Veggiepedia successfully trademarked at the world's top 3 trademark offices:

 Veggiepedia®  Registered federal U.S. trademark number 6225610
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As all 3 trademark officers liked the name, Veggiepedia is now a tripple-approved trademark! That makes the already powerful set of Veggiepedia domain names even stronger and more valuable. The trademark is also, importantly, registered for the root word "Veggiepedia" and not exclusively for the "" domain, so our alt-language domains such as or or or each contain the trademarked word, even the word "Veggiepedia" itself without any domain extension is protected, no matter if inside a logo or as plain text.

Is Veggiepedia® Available For Rent Or Sale?

At the moment, the Veggiepedia® trademark-protected online brand resides here on this page we have created. Anyone can visit it and enjoy our blogs above about sustainable lifestyles and vegan activism in English, no matter where they are located. What's next for this project? We have recently stopped being actively involved in Veggiepedia due to full-time work duties and a lack of external funding, and as of creating this web page, no new wave of content, translation, or upgrade to a more advanced form of Veggiepedia is in the works or scheduled. However, all the domains and trademarks are ready for if and when that changes sometime in the future.

People say that the name Veggiepedia® gives the vibe of a large-scale non-profit project, and we can imagine growing into a huge global charity platform empowering vegan activists, non-profit organizations, and animal shelters (sanctuaries) all around the world and helping them collect donations for a good cause. It would be an amazing opportunity to protect our planet's rainforests, soils, and oceans, and save animals suffering at cramped and dirty factory farms. We are currently not in a position to take on a project of such a scale, but let's see what the future brings.

If you represent a successful non-profit or for-profit organization, maybe you'd consider growing Veggiepedia further on your own side. About that, please note we put a great amount of our own resources into these domains and trademarks and that Veggiepedia also bears a certain sentimental value to us. As for whether we would consider exploring a rental, sale or different deal for our brand package including the rights to the Veggiepedia® domains and trademarks listed here or if the package is currently reserved or unavailable, feel free to send us an inquiry using our email below.

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