Vegan toothpaste is the perfect solution to your vegan dental needs. Our toothpaste is made of natural ingredients and has no animal by-products. What more could you ask for?
Who wouldn’t want to choose a toothpaste that simultaneously protects your oral health and our planet, including all forms of life? Plus, it tastes great! The number of vegans in Great Britain has quadrupled from 2014 to 2019. There has been an increase from 150,000 to 600,000 people, from 0.25% to 1.16% of the population.1 The time for change is now.
Let's Talk Animals
According to the Vegan Society, veganism is defined as "a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude - as far as is possible and practicable - all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."1
Approximately 60 billion land animals and over a trillion marine animals are used and killed as commodities every single year, with the majority to please human taste preferences.
It is time to make a change.
How Long Should Animals Live For?
Cows could live to over 20 years of age.However on dairy farms they are usually shot between the age of 3-4 when the production of their milk is no longer profitable. Cows used for beef meat are typically killed sooner than this.
Chickens could live to 10 years of age.However, broiler chicks are grown too quickly to sustain their weight and are often killed at around 6 weeks old.
Pigs could reach 15 years of age; however, they are usually killed between 4-6 months of age when they have reached a certain weight.
Sheep could also live to 15 years of age; however, they are usually killed between 3-10 months of age.
In the United Kingdom, 3,000 male calves are killed within days of birth, and over 40 million, day-old chicks are also killed.
Is Meat and Dairy Bad for the Environment?
There is a heavy burden placed on the environment through the production of meat and other animal products.
Extensive amounts of crops and water are required to feed the animals, and transport them from the farm to the customer’s plate. It has been shown the sheer amount of grain feed required for the production of meat is a significant contributor to deforestation. This leads to the loss of habitats for our wildlife and causes species extinction.
Brazil uses 5.6 million acres of land for the production of soya beans needed to feed animals in Europe. Poorer countries around the world are growing cash crops for animals, and not producing food for themselves in these impoverished populations. To be able to sustain a vegan diet, a considerably lower quantity of crops and water are required.
The world’s population has doubled since 1960, however, the worldwide production of meat has quadrupled. The worldwide chicken production has increased nearly 13 times!
The United Nations estimates the world meat production will have doubled by 2050. Unfortunately, this trend contributes to widespread pollution, land degradation, deforestation, global warming, species extinction, and water scarcity. With an expected increase of 2-4 billion human mouths to feed by 2050, our planet cannot feed both human and farmed animal populations.
One of the most important factors of our personal ecological footprint is examining what we choose to eat and what products we choose to buy. Together with reducing car usage, reducing water wastage, becoming more energy-efficient, and generally reducing our carbon footprint, all these simple small steps make a big difference.2
However, people tend to forget about their oral health, and even small changes in their toothpaste choice is a positive step towards the wider problem. You would be surprised to hear that the majority of toothpastes on the market today are NOT vegan.
What Does it Mean to be Vegan?
Veganism is more than what we eat. From the food on our plate to the toothpaste we buy, it is about respecting all forms of life. Millions of animals around the world are kept in captive environments like fur farms, zoos, aviaries, safari parks, breeding programmes, circuses, private collections, and laboratories.
Mammals and bird species kept in captivity do not ‘thrive’. Whilst they may ‘survive’, this doesn’t equal a good quality of life, never mind an acceptable quality of life. All living beings have remarkable instincts and coping mechanisms to keep themselves alive, however being vegan means giving all life forms the chance at a good quality of life.
Be Part of the Solution
You might be thinking, it is such a big problem all around the world, what can I do?
Every single person making one small change will quickly add up to one large change. There are lots of things each and every one of us can do to help make a difference in the world.
You can get involved and join campaigns addressing key addressing affecting veganism.
You can donate to charities, big or small. Each donation will make a huge difference to funding and addressing these issues.
If you want to get more involved, you can always work with policymakers on issues such as sustainable agriculture, climate change, and public sector provision.
There is currently some fantastic work happening around the world right now encouraging more vegan provision in the public sector, securing more support for protein plant production, and measures being put in place to protect the legal rights of vegans. 3
There are some amazing blogs out there to help you learn about the vegan options available in all aspects of your lifestyle. Here are some fantastic examples: 4,5,6
The amazing news is there is always something we can do about the animal problems we see and face in the world today. Every single time we shop in the supermarket, order online, or order food in a restaurant, every time we choose to buy something, we can choose to help animals around the world.
Every lifestyle choice you make from an animal-based product to a vegan-based product, means that you are standing up and against farmed animals everywhere. Nowadays, going vegan is easier than ever before and it is becoming more mainstream across the world, and more people from an range of backgrounds arediscovering the benefits of living this way.
It is time to think and ask ourselves, why wouldn’t I choose to live a life that involves amazing food, drink, and lifestyle products; that delivers better health whilst leaving a small carbon footprint and avoids unnecessary killing of other living creatures?
Here at Tongue’s our priority is simultaneously protecting your oral health and protecting our planet, including its wildlife.
Our vegan and cruelty-free oral health product range has been designed specifically to protect all forms of life without any compromise to your oral health. If you want something that will make brushing your teeth easier than ever before, then look no further than our vegan toothpaste tablets! They'll leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean without any harmful chemicals or animal by-products. Also, they taste amazing! Gone are the days where you feel guilty about using non-vegan toothpaste.