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I am Vegan

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    How to win with a meat eater: "Diet For A New

    America" by John Robbins The Hunger Argument Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year: 20 million Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 100 million Percentage of...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    Becoming vegan has been one of the best

    decisions of my life. I have a better relationship with food. I've recovered from my eating disorder. I feel more comfortable with my body. My confidence is higher. I'm no longer anemic. I can eat as much as I want without having to worry about calories. I'm not so tired and...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    Hey guys I'm not vegan,

    but I've been thinking about it. I already know about the food aspect of everything, but I'm a woman of color so are there any others who can help me find vegan make up and other products like that to use?
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20

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    wish more guys went vegan :( is it

    that youre not manly if dont eat meat?
    cord3lia cord3lia 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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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 learning about so many other things that you think are vegetarian and theyre not! i knew about gelatin, but i...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F Apr 25

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    Canine teeth in gorillas are actually to

    protect their territory NOT to hunt for food like the common misconception is!!!
    cord3lia cord3lia 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    FBI classifies animal abuse

    as a tier 3 felony. Finally go FBI! There has been some huge amounts of evidence that animal abuse just isn't animal abuse, most people who abuse animals also go on to criminally target people. Most animal abusers are also linked anywhere from small crimes like robbery to...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F May 19

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    Proof animals are just

    as smart as humans. Interesting article about dogs in Moscow, Russia have learned to use the subway to get around. Even recognizing announcement names for particular stations for where they want to go. "The dogs have learned to recognize stations from the announcers’ voices...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 1 Response May 9

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    Hello. I want to become vegan

    for a few reasons. 1. Because I love animals and the fact that I allow them to suffer disgusts me. 2. I'm a mormon and as such I believe that everything on the earth has been created spiritually before it was created physically. So animals have spirits. 3. I get sick every time...
    liar2000 liar2000 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I made my own vegan chocolate,

    and it tastes so, so good! Nom nom nom.
    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    I honestly don't know how to deal with this

    ****. Like, I know what is happening to the animals, It's like knowing that a holocoust is happening, and when you react, when you tell people how absurd it is, they treat you as a freak or an emotional wreak. I don't ******* know what to do anymore... sorry for being so...
    Idax111 Idax111 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I love vegan food, people think

    that we eat only plants, they say : here is our rabbit, because they think that we only eat weird things, but they don´t know that WE have realy good food..
    ElsseHazelyn ElsseHazelyn 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    No, I don't drink any alcohol

    or eat any meat or cheese. No eggs. No milk. No butter. No marshmallows. No, fish are not vegetables. Neither are chickens, frogs or crickets. No, it isn't a weird diet, it is a lifestyle. Society stares at me with such a strange expression. I find this annoying.
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I'm vegan for the animals

    and the environment :)
    EngravedEnigma EngravedEnigma 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I have been vegan since September of last year.

    it has been the best decision of my life and more importantly it contributes to saving lives and reducing animal cruelty. Food also taste so much better. Cooking is fun and delicious. I am going to go eat something now lol
    CrazyAussieGuyTwo CrazyAussieGuyTwo 18-21, M 2 Responses May 30

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    Pamela Anderson stars in Hitchcock style PETA

    ad :)http://www.peta.org/features/pamela-anderson-screams-meat-dairy-farms-drain-half-nations-water/ 
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 2 Responses May 20

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    I've been vegan for about a year

    and a half and I think its crazy that I've lasted so long on this lifestyle with little to no support from my family in the beginning. honestly veganism has helped me grow up so much to be my own person, forming my own opinions about the world.
    UnusualArtist UnusualArtist 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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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 something I can do. I've always loved animals and wish people would no longer do them harm, I don't know why I never realised...
    consciousxp consciousxp 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26, 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 always front and center. We're all good friends even apart from work. There's never more than a half dozen of us, but this week there were only...
    UppityProletarian UppityProletarian 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    It's been a few months now

    and I honestly have never felt so alive! My mood has been great, I feel energized and workout a lot more often. I never thought changing what I ate could be such a dramatic, life changing alteration.
    ggmer ggmer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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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 misguided masses, it was based on furthering my evolution as a spiritual being. Our species no longer is forced to exploit...
    Janie7777 Janie7777 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    "Why are you a vegan?

    " This question was asked to me tonight at dinner. My response: "I'm a vegan because I don't think animals need to suffer in order for me to eat." The response from my friend was: "but it tastes so good." I just didn't answer that. What do you answer when asked that question...
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 8 Responses Jul 5

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    I want to become a vegan,

    but I don't know where to start as far as making sure I am meeting my nutritional needs. I've been eating meat an dairy and eggs all my life and this is going to be a major change for me. Until recently I have never (or, rather consciously chose to never) think about where my...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Its almost a year now

    since I have completely turned vegan. In childhood, I used to starve when red meat was prepared at home. Much later my sister introduced chicken which tasted a lot like cottage cheese and I liked it. In between for a few years on and off I turned off that as well. Now I...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Today I just made a kick Butt Super Easy

    DELICIOUS Meal that I made up on the fly and I'm Super D Duper Proud of myself. Like seriously enough to make this a post/story ;-) - I took pictures to show off my skills I hope they post it seems like sometimes my pictures don't post... Let me know if you can't see my picture...
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    it's been around six months

    and I've been vegan and i'm absolutely loving it. anyone who is short of food options please contact me.
    manindemand manindemand 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 3

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    com/clabchuk/posts/10153432561471950
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    When I became a vegan

    and started learning about the vegan lifestyle the thought of animals in captivity or keeping "pets" just made so little sense to me. I love animals and always thought I would have a pet of my own but the more I get exposed to them the closer I feel to them and the more human...
    lilabnormal lilabnormal 18-21, F May 22

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    “I know that as a human race we can

    definitely survive on this lifestyle. Too many kids get sick, are underweight, overweight, all kinds of things, it’s just not right. I’m over people thinking that being sick and unhealthy is normal." -Loni Jane Anthony http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fitness/follower-loni...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have been vegan for eight years.

    Before that, since I was ten I was vegetarian. Eating animals, of something made from their flesh just doesn't appeal to me. My body is not a graveyard!
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for 4 years and vegan for a few months. It all started when I met a vegan person and I was exposed to this lifestyle that I didn't know anything about. So I started eating vegetarian meals. Over the next few years, I started to appreciate it more and more and I did my research...
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 6 Responses May 24

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    I went began. Meat is the flesh of an animal

    and humans aren't meant to eat it. Animals are being slaughtered terribly by the billions creating great suffering for the planet, for the health and making human insensible. There are just so many things we take for granted, Like that we are carnivorous. We are not. The meat...
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F 2 Responses May 6

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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 realize that they do not have one. If you think it's ok to kill animals for food or clothing, just say so. That is a moral position. "I...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F Dec 30, 2012

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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 shelter residents were expected to save 90% of their income, but one of the two people conducting the interview told me...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I became a vegan not

    for health reasons or for the environment but for ethical reasons. I love animals, and I do not want to eat my friends.
    Yasmeenaofficial Yasmeenaofficial 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 part in it. Countless billions of innocent beings getting stocked, enslaved, tortured, fed terrible hormone-high...
    NoodlePan NoodlePan 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    I don't kill to eat. I don't ask others to kill

    so I can eat. I don't feed off other beings from what is described as the animal kingdom. I pick from plants, fresh leaves, beans. I drink lots of water, and I enjoy a glass of wine. I am stronger in myself for my lifestyle.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    emily531 emily531 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    The most difficult part is starting,

    after that, once you build momentum, being vegan is easy with many benefits. Provided you don't smoke, exercise regularly, and don't sleep too much (too much sleep is bad for the heart) you can virtually avoid and prevent heart disease. Not having heart disease feels better than...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 2 Responses May 8

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    Yup. I'm vegan. It's safe to say though,

    I really love meat. I love it with a passion. However, sometimes, we all have to peak into the world and find other alternatives. Society expects me to eat meat, so I'll eat veggies instead. I'm not going to even touch on the fact that billions of animals are slaughtered every...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I've been vegan for about 8 months now

    and I could not dream of going back ^-^
    Lilink75 Lilink75 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    the same day i knew about veganism,

    i truned into a vegan. i just found it so logical.
    amnaamnaamna amnaamnaamna 16-17, F Jun 12

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    Vegan Chicken and Vegan Beef taste sooooooooo

    good!!! And the best part is that no animals were harmed in the making ;D
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    And I love it. Breakfast?

    Oatmeal made with almond milk, brown sugar and apples. Lunch= mashed avocado and tomato sandwich, a pear, and a cup of almond milk. I can't wait to cook because it's always something filling and delicious
    mxsable mxsable 18-21, T Apr 30

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