Veganism in all the religions is based on the principle of nonviolence.
In Jainism vegetarianism is mandatory for everyone,
in Hinduism and Buddhism it is advocated by some influential scriptures and religion authorities.
Comparatively, within the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam)
veganism is not promoted by mainstream authorities.
Vegan choices deliver three big advantages over their vegetarian counterparts:
- additional avoidance of animal mistreatment and slaughter
- reduction of certain health risks
- decrease of environmental footprint