Veganism is a strict form of vegetarianism. A vegan is one who does not consume animal products. Besides meat, vegans avoid dairy products and eggs. Many vegans do not believe using animals products such as leather, wool, honey, and products containing slaughterhouse ingredients. Additionally, most vegans try to avoid animal tested products such as many shampoos, cosmetics, and cleaners. Although it is very hard to eliminate all forms of animal products, vegans strive to find alternatives. Read about the items to avoid in the "What not to eat" section.
Not every vegan goes to the extreme to eliminate all possible products made from animal sources. Many people consider vegetarianism to be sufficient. A vegetarian is one who does not consume flesh but most will use egg and dairy products. Others, such as Dr. McDougall, even eliminate some vegan food sources, often due to high fat content. For more information on the McDougall diet visit http://www.rightfoods.com/. However, not consuming animals products such as meat, dairy, and eggs is the most basic form of vegansim. At Veganet, this is what we will be concerned with.
Regardless of how strict you are or are considering, Veganet brings you the resources you need to successfully live a healthy life.