In an exclusive video interview, world-renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian Brahmarishi Mohanji, the winner of PETA India’s Most Influential Vegan award in 2021, explains why humans must practice ahimsa (non-violence) and not harm, kill, or destroy other beings.
Mohanji is vegan, because “vegan” is an expression of love, kindness, compassion, and elegance, he says, adding that we need to care about other species and stop shedding animals’ blood for our own benefit. He urges everyone to respect other beings and says he has a profound respect for motherhood and cares deeply about the relationship between cows and their calves.
Cows naturally produce milk for the same reason humans do: to feed their babies. Drinking a cow’s milk may be legal, says Mohanji, but it is not ethical. On dairy farms, cows are repeatedly impregnated and their calves are taken from them soon after they’re born, which causes both mother and baby extreme distress. Calves are often killed so that humans can have the milk that was meant for them.
But the dairy industry isn’t the only one that causes suffering. The egg industry is responsible for the suffering of countless chickens, which is another reason why Mohanji is vegan.
Mohanji doesn’t consume animals’ flesh, eggs, or milk, or anything else that comes from animals. To learn why he also doesn’t wear animals’ skin, use products that are tested on animals, or support any industry involved in animal abuse and exploitation in any way, see his inspirational video.
If you’re inspired by Mohanji’s words, please take PETA India’s vegan pledge.