Vegans, a term coined by its founder Donald Watson, are the people who avoid eating products derived from animal origin. That necessarily means not consuming any meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatine etc.
Following a vegan lifestyle, on the other hand, means avoiding all foods and products made from animals i.e. no animal origin foods and no use of leather, wool, silk, cosmetics etc.
Looking at a more precise definition as stated by the Vegan Society, founding body of veganism.‘’A philosophy and a way of living which excludes all forms of cruelty, exploitations of animals for food, clothing or any other purpose and promoting use and development of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and environment” .
People are drawn to veganism for a multitude of reasons, some of which include health, environmental concerns, societal impacts, spiritual beliefs or compassion for animals to name a few.