The majority of vegans do it for the animals. Many of us believe that other sentient beings are not ours to be used for food, clothing, entertainment, or to experiment upon. We see this as exploitation, and it’s wrong.
Daily, millions of animals are tortured and slaughtered after living lives full of pain for a meal. This is unnecessary, as people are fully capable of living well on a plant-based diet.
If you are a vegan because of compassion for other animals, you are most likely to stay one for life. Congratulations and thank you – from the animals!