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I am Vegan

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    Vegan For 25+ Years And Going Strong - I became a vegan when I read Survival Into The 21st Century by Viktoras Kulvinskas. I had grown up on meat and dairy and suffered a lot as a...
    stawamas stawamas 56-60, M 6 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    Dessert - I had vegan soft serve ice cream today....it was divine!  It has been years and years since I have relished in such a treat.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    People Who Order Pizza And Then Take The Cheese Off Are Retarded. - Seriously, what is up with these idiots? If you already took the time to give direct financial support to a...
    Madej Madej 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    I'M Not A Vegan! - I don't eat meat or fish or chicken or cheese/dairy, but I hate putting a label on myself. This is a recent decision to become completely "clean" in my diet. I'm...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Stopped eating meat when i was 11 and became vegan a few months ago because i don't want anyone to suffer and try to raise the expected emotional value (emotional balance sheet...
    Saedington Saedington 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    In Progress (don't Walk Into My Closet) - In April of this year I set a goal to be Vegan for a week. This wasn't a random goal. I had been an ovo-lacto vegetarian for six years...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    I am so wanting to make the next step to becoming a vegan in the next two years. I'm currently a vegetarian who will eat some seafood but can def stop because it isn't really that...
    baebaeboo baebaeboo 16-17, F Jan 15

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    It's Not Sentimental To Respect Life - It is moral - I don't eat animals because I respect their lives and feel I have no right to take their lives, or steal their eggs or their...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    Vegan Networking! - I saw a girl with a "VEGAN" sweatshirt and hung up on the person I was talking to over the phone to introduce myself. We ended up talking for HOURS and there...
    theFROZENmango theFROZENmango 22-25 7 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    I'm A Baby Vegan :) - I have been eating Vegan for a week now. I have played around with the idea of vegetarianism in the past (after a traumatic deer hunting experience), but was...
    KelsoBee3 KelsoBee3 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    I've been vegan for almost a year no I hear a lot of controversy with it tho. I've been a vegetarian pretty much all my life but this is obviously a lot more strict! Can anyone...
    barbiethinx3 barbiethinx3 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Disgusting. - we don't need to slaughter and consume hormone packed animals crammed into cages with their own feces.  free range and organic meats are still disgusting...
    sheeralane sheeralane 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    A being vegan hard? I want to try it.
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    This Video Covers Quite Well Why I Try To Be Vegan. -
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    Ordering Vegan At In A Texas Steakhouse. - I travel a lot for work. I do industrial construction so there's a lot of exaggerated manliness, and I'm the leader of the guys so I'm...
    UppityProletarian UppityProletarian 36-40, M 7 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Just Be Honest And Consistent - It is impossible to discuss the moral aspect of veganism with some people because they do not have a consistent moral position, and do not even...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Finally! - im 46. ive been a vegetarian since i was in my teens, but i still ate cheese and ice cream. i have always wanted to go totally vegan and i finally did last week. now im...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    Fruitarian And Proud! - I have been vegan over a year and fruitarian about half a year! I absolutely love this lifestyle and the deep connection it has given me with all sentient...
    Madime Madime 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Why Vegan? - It would appear most of y'all are Vegan in order to proclaim your disgust at eating animal flesh & other animal-produced products.  My wife & I went...
    sgtcandid sgtcandid 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    I Was A Vegetarien For A Long Time - Then I came back to eating meat. In a very bad period of my life. And I didn't like myself for that. And it is indeed the mind that controls...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Homeless And Vegan - Since my van broke down, I've lived on the streets. I found a shelter, but I had to attend an interview before I could stay there. I knew beforehand that the...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Being Called Skinny By Fat People - Have you ever noticed those people who call you skinny, the non-vegans, are always fat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I Want To Be A Vegan - Help - Background info: I'm a young adult, recently single, live alone but in a small, tight-knit town with a lot of family living around me. We are all a...
    SeraRonalds SeraRonalds 26-30 2 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Vegan All The Way. - I'm vegan. It truly is a path. I wouldn't have it any other way. It started at a young age I became vegetarian which was of course back and forth and almost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    A Vegan -- But Slipping. Eek! - I've been a vegan, if I'm discounting the little slips, for over a year now.  I love being a vegan most of the time -- the food can be so...
    Mitosis Mitosis 16-17, M 12 Responses May 29, 2008

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    I Don't Miss You At All - I've been vegan for over 2 years now. It started when I began to get very ill anytime I consumed dairy. I occurred to me at that time that this is really...
    consciousxp consciousxp 22-25, M Oct 26, 2013

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    I first started my journey by becoming vegetarian about ten years ago, when I was around 12-13. However, I did not understand the lack of ethical difference between meat on the one...
    seitanist seitanist 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Vegans Do It Better! - Became a vegan almost a year ago, and had completely changed my life! The food I consume endorses my values, and I've enjoyed so many health benefits as well...
    Astroluxgal Astroluxgal 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Going Vegetarian On Trips Abroad - Last month I traveled to a small city in Poland and needless to say I was always hungry. My wonderful supplies back home were not for sale in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14, 2013

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    WOOOH, best thing I ever done!;3
    NomNomNoMeat NomNomNoMeat 13-15, F Mar 1

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    My Lovely Dinner Tonight - Here's what I made: - Vegan Black Bean and Mushroom "Burgers" in lettuce wraps (with the works- onion, tomato, sweet chili sauce) - Oven-roasted...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    I don't think it's okay to purposely breed animals just to kill them . They are alive and have thoughts and feelings . They are smart and understand what's happening around them .
    lunaluna13 lunaluna13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis - And I am hoping going vegan will help! any advice?
    QueenofCalifornia QueenofCalifornia 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I Love Life - What brings me to be vegan is the value of life and freedom. The biggest holocaust ever experienced on earth just flies by everybody's faces while they gladly take...
    NoodlePan NoodlePan 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    becoming a full vegan have been life changing "in an amazing way". It's tough that there aren't many of us, but just know that we're saving more lives and even saving our planet by...
    Carollll Carollll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Do You Need Motivation? - Watch "Earthlings", the section on food.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Deliciousness - I am vegan because I love delicious food. No moral ethical reasons. Health wise it is superior as well.
    Anchom Anchom 36-40, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Taking a Stand - I have discovered that there is so much more to being vegan than most people realize. When I first decided to live by my own values instead of those of the...
    Janie7777 Janie7777 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    Live Vegan, Love Vegan Yumyumyum - First off apologies for any typos, my sole net access is via mobile at the moment and boy what a cute lil eyestraining touchpad! Hi to all you...
    IrishJeff IrishJeff 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    I'm New - Been a vegan for 3 months, need some idea's on meals n which nuts and fruits are better to eat
    yoheitat yoheitat 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    International Vegan Gourmet Extravaganza Or Just A Little Someth'n I Whipped Together - Dining shouldn't be just eating it should be an experience. Gourmet, gastronomy, and...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    Vegans Rock - Hellloo! I have been vegan for almost ten years and i am only 21 (: its my way of life and the only way i know! its the only quality of my life i will ever love. I am...
    angiereiccio angiereiccio 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Made A Pledge - Hey Everyone! It is so wonderful to be in a group of like-minded people! I had recently met the author of 'Skinny *****,' Rory Freedman. She gave a presentation at...
    paws444 paws444 18-21 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Partly ... - I've been vegetarian since 1988 and love the healthy lifestyle and energy that I get from it... About 6 years ago, at my ex in laws, I was made aware of the fact that...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    For environemental, ethical and health reasons :)
    Legendaryvivi Legendaryvivi 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Because I Don't Own This Earth. - Our society's goals, both morally and economically, is to consume indefinitely. We are a capitalist system based upon two foundations: profit and...
    ericneeds ericneeds 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    That's because I am an animal lover!
    KateMiddleton87 KateMiddleton87 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I am a 13 year old vegan (turning 14 in a month 1/2!) and i feel so alone! I feel healthy, look healthy & feel great because I am doing it for the animals but I can't help but be...
    cityfolk cityfolk 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I Have No Room In My Life Right Now For A Lactating Goat. - A new co-worker and I had a conversation about veganism. For me it's a moral issue because of the treatment of the...
    UppityProletarian UppityProletarian 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Craving Meat.... - I have been vegetarian for about 5 months now...but lately when I'm stressed I crave meat. Hot dogs, beef jerky... I never cave because I don't want to put...
    MIXXX MIXXX 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    Vegan Ftw! - Lately my mother-in-law has been saying things like "I'm an animal activist" while eating steak and I thought she was kind of a hipocrit. I wrote about it on here a...
    CaptainElite CaptainElite 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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