Another historic election has come to pass, which has caused many of us to pause and reflect. If you want policies to trump, you need to not only get out to the polls to vote, but vote with your power as a consumer. Every dollar you spend is a vote for the world you wish to live in. How can you make a difference?
Scholars increasingly argue that the vegan lifestyle reflects a broader pattern of how political behavior is becoming more individualized and private. Veganism is particularly viewed as an unconventional form of political participation, as it is conducted to address ethical concerns and to change market practices.
Vegan or non-vegan, consumer capitalism is responsible for the destruction of the entire natural world. Not only are you creating more wealth for the wrong companies, but you are also adding to the burdens on the same earth you wish to save.
We can decide to vote against the unnecessary suffering of animals, which afterwards leads to the suffering and starvation of millions of people in impoverished countries, with every meal.
If you want a better world you must begin with better every day choices. When you eat vegan you are voting every single time you sit down to eat for a world with less greenhouse gas emotions, less violence, less discrimination, less chronic diseases, less consumerism, less deforestation, water pollution, and so much more.
True politics start with us. Go vegan.