It is quite inquisitive that how in a largest milk producer country in the world , people are adapting vegan diet and lifestyle. Let’s peek in to the reasons.
Veganism has become more and more popular in recent years. But, why so many people are switching ? If you asked a long-time vegetarian then they will say , it is because of the environment or health or for animals.
But what about non-vegetarians though? In many reports, it is found that “HEALTH” is the main reason that has made non-vegetarians put the knife down.
Many studies have found link between animal fat and cancer, diabetes and other life taking disease. https://www.pcrm.org/good-nutrition/nutrition-information/health-concerns-about-dairy Growth in the rates of cancer, heart issues are clearly visible.
India is the largest producer of milk in the whole world. As per National Dairy Development Board, milk production in year 18-19 was 187.7 million tonnes https://www.nddb.coop/information/stats/milkprodindia . Looking at the data We can not accept that people are actually giving up on the milk products.
while there are no absolute figures available of Vegans, there are ample grounds to show that shift towards veganism is increasing.
Indians know vegetarianism very closely and around 25-30% of people here are vegetarians since birth and from rest, many are not regular meat-eaters. Many religions teach the concept of Ahimsa and when people relate beef and milking together they realize the milk is harming animals the same way other like other slaughter.
Father of the nation “Mahatma Gandhi” who led India for independence is said to be one of the proponent of Ahimsa.
This Pandemic Corona virus which has not spare any country ,is an example that how to flesh eating is affecting not only the health of nonvegetarians but others too. All the pandemics that has ever happened in the past, were all related with the animals. Changing the concept of nature harms a lot. This pandemic is becoming the new reason in adapting diet which does not kill animals.
Vegan Indian Celebrities
Not to forget the most important thing that is, Bollywood celebrities and famous sports persons adapting vegan diets. The inspiration of many people like Virat Kohli, Sunil chhetri, and many Bollywood celebrities have opened up time to time about their vegan diet.
Some have turned vegan for health and some for animals but all inspire other Indians to towards veganism.
when it comes to spreading awareness and bringing change, social media plays vital roles. Many activists groups in India are engaged in showing truth behind all the meat and dairy industries whether it be bloggers or youtubers. Online awareness , campaigns, have helped in people knowing the facts and attracting people towards veganism.
When most of people change for compassion driven ethical reasons like for animals’ lives and climate change they commit to it like forever.