24Vegan founder, Kimberly and her parents have embraced the vegan way of life and have given it their seal of approval. Kimberly decided to be a vegan after becoming aware of the meat industry’s abuse towards animals and the numerous benefits of a vegan diet. She realized that animals are sentient beings and are just as capable of experiencing emotions such as pain, fear, and happiness. She believes all animals should be treated with respect and should be given the opportunity to live and die with dignity. In addition, going vegan has health benefits and it helps the environment. Meat contains saturated fat, cholesterol, and substances that many of us aren’t aware of. In contrast, plant-based food has been associated with a decreased risk in cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. If that wasn’t enough, vegans tend to live 10 years longer than those who eat meat.