What do people think of when they hear the word?
Extremists in front of zoos with megaphones.
Red paint being thrown on people wearing fur coats.
Images of nude celebrities pitching vegan advocacy groups.
Being vegan is rarely met with positivity, unless the other party is vegan too. Assuming, of course, both vegans are the right kind of vegans. Ethical vegans can’t hang with health vegans because they aren’t “vegan enough.” The stereotype of self-righteousness is alive and well, and vegans even judge other vegans by their potential use of GMOs and/or processed vegan food. Things can get nasty.
There’s a rift in the vegan community and it doesn’t help the bigger cause of curing our world of animal agriculture.
If you’re like us, you are vegan because you want to make animals happy, you want to eat (somewhat) healthier, and/or you want to reduce your impact on the environment. All are valid and, whatever the reason you stopped eating animals, we believe you shouldn’t be judged for your life choices.
We pursue happiness for all beings by doing what we can individually and as a community, while being careful to not damage or hurt other people. We advocate for our children and work our tails off to instill the values of peace and compassion in them.
More accurately, we work our tails off to keep our kids from losing those innate qualities of youth.
Does that sound like you?
If so, you’re an Ahersa person… and part of the next evolution of veganism.
Join us and help foster positivity. Be a part of our group and our Facebook page and you’ll get advice and resources for creating positive parent/child relationships to help grow good humans. You’ll gain access to loving stories you can read to children. Get access to school lunch ideas, get gift ideas, be inspired to take care of your body through exercise and fun activities, and even enroll in courses to gain further knowledge about this growing movement of compassion. Our online shop will include clothing, educational resources, books, games, and more. We’re even working on manuals that both teachers and parents can use to guide kids into a life of goodness and a do-no-harm lifestyle.
Veganism just doesn’t go far enough or do a good job of including everyone with a compassionate heart. Ahersa does.