You might not think it yet but minimalism and veganism go hand in hand. Essentially, you can’t be a minimalist if you aren’t vegan.
A minimalist is someone who strives for a more simple life. They might reduce the clothing they have, change their living accommodation and seek to reduce their impact on the world. Simply they want to reduce their ‘baggage’.
That being said, it’s hard to reduce your ‘baggage’ if you aren’t vegan. Think about the effect leading a non vegan lifestyle has. It’s not ethical, environmental or economical.
Eating a carnivorous diet means you’re paying out some big $$ to eat that way. How about turn to a plant-based diet? You can live off fruits, grains, vegetables and rice. Some of the planets most natural and cheapest foods available.
If you care about how much you spend, plants are considerably cheaper than animal products.
If you’re seeking to reduce your wastage then that’s the obvious choice to live. The amount of waste that goes into a typical Western diet is huge. Water, energy, death and devastation are all large parts in getting that cow, chicken or pig on your plate.
If you were to cut out animal products from your diet you would save thousands of gallons of water, acres of land and tonnes of food that has gone into feeding the livestock. You’d also save approximately 365 animals every year. Those animals that had lives simply become ‘waste’ if you eat meat.
Indirectly, that’s excess waste caused by YOU. Killing animals to meet your clothing choices or favourite tastes isn’t a simple life and isn’t minimalism. A truly minimalist lifestyle goes hand in hand with living as a vegan.