Hey everyone, it’s Dishan here!
I was a vegetarian initially and then became a vegan.
The great benefits I’ve enjoyed combined with my knowledge and passion to help others aspired me to create this site.
Just to give you a bit of background…
12 years ago, as I was beginning to elevate my awareness of our impact on animals there were many times I thought of following a plant-based diet. Despite a few attempts, the transition wasn’t solid and was not consistent due to a lack of knowledge.
Then there was a life-changing moment. I was at a local market and saw a truck full of chickens crammed in containers treated merely as a commodity.
No space to spread their wings or move and were gasping for breath. It was a moment of getting to see up-close one of the most abused animals on the planet. It didn’t take much time for me to feel their fear & misery while the tormenting fate was apparent through their eyes.
What struck me was just one question: “what right do we have to slaughter these animals and forcefully take their lives?”. Frankly, there was no answer.
So there you have it, my moment of deciding to be a vegetarian initially and then a vegan later since I didn’t know much about the dairy industry at the time.
Setting Myself Free…
You may ask how can you be free when you restrict yourself from eating meat and to a certain lifestyle? Actually, it had something to do with the way I felt after making that all-important change.
It’s true that I had all the freedom in the world to consume all sorts of animal products and indulge myself. But true freedom is felt when our conscience is free. It was a moment of breaking mental shackles and respecting the freedom & sentience of our fellow earthlings.
Let me just emphasize that in my opinion being vegan isn’t about self-proclaimed self-righteousness or trying to score 10 out of 10 to attain perfection. But it’s about doing our best with integrity and take a step to cause the least harm…an enlightenment so to speak. Thus, let us always remember the three causes of veganism i.e. animals, health, and the environment.
Irrespective of becoming vegan overnight, or doing it at your own pace, what matters is our attitude and effort!
What’s Behind The Name, Vegan Universal?
Well, we believe the philosophy behind veganism is universal (right to life)…simple as that!
Why Our Site Theme is Black & White?
It was crystal clear to us that we have no right to inflict pain and take another sentient being’s life. Thus having a black & white theme, as we can’t see anything gray about going vegan. Oh by the way…we believe a vegan shines like a white star in a dark universe…
This site being dedicated to vegans, I can assure you to find motivational, practical & valuable content for all (even if you’re a would-be vegan or a vegetarian)
My intention is to bring you facts, information, and recommendations making your vegan journey easy, exciting & fulfilling without making it any harder. Our content is well researched and based on verified sources (especially content related to vegan health).
Knowing there are enough vegan foods & alternatives to pursue a satisfying vegan lifestyle, our job of recommending you countless vegan options has become much easier. Not only you can get all the nutrients, but you don’t have to compromise on taste as well.
If you find anything that captures your attention & interests you, please do get involved within the site. Your involvement and feedback will give it a boost and keep it going!
Just a few other things about myself, my higher education was in business management & finance, and my other interests are performing & visual arts, fashion, sports bikes & cars, travel, meditation, health, and the list goes on…
Should you need any help, you can always reach us via email below or the ‘contact‘ page.
If you have the time, I highly recommend you to check the topics listed at the bottom under recommended posts which can be of value to you!
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Here’s wishing you a great vegan journey and thanks for your interest!
Founder – Vegan Universal™
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