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Wow, such a beautiful girl created this network that is so cozy and make me feel so good, thank you! Nice iniciative.
Being a Vegan in Japan Tokai is really hard. Not only I couldn't find at least a Vegetarian restaurant yet but I buy products to experiment and then I find some meat or something there. It has been a long time that I eat the same things that I buy, but I cook a lot, in that area there are different things weekly, but I would love to eat out.
I made my self to be a Vegan. When I heard who loves animals but eat meat is a hipocrate I waked up. I seeked for 2 videos: how my burguer is made, how my bacon was made. I cried for days, I will never forget that I actually saw a cow cry and a pig scream like a human being. I made my self to watch until the end. I knew the truth about chickens from Kentucky's factory of horror, and never bought again. Next day I was a Vegetarian and I blamed my self for like two years on how could I eat animals for so long.
Until one day I stopped to think about the problem I had to be Vegan: I liked creammy stuff so I couldn't imagine my self without white sauce. Then I tested me again, I decided to prove to me how much I loved them. I turned Vegan and for like 3 months I would remember about white sauce but kept going. God is good, I was always trying to make a Vegan sauce but didn't know how to do it, the americans recipes in the web have ingredients that I couldn'd find here, the brazillians more (where I came from). So God is good and I find the secret for an amazing white sauce by accident.
Now I have no problem.
I love them to death. I rescued five animals, they are my children and my life. I'm glad I don't use leather like since 10 years ago when I find out what it was, and now I don't blame my self anymore, and don't have any animal suffering in food or clothes in here, so the house is all clean.
God bless the animals, the animal lovers, the Vegans but specially the activists! The rescuers and adopters! I love you.
I am a new vegan in Lexington, KY. I decided to become a vegan over the Christmas holidays. I have been flirting with vegetarianism for at least 20 years. I mostly came from the environmental viewpoint. For many years while I was raising my three sons we had Meatless Mondays and often Meatless Fridays. But my three sons and my husband were very opposed to eating less meat. I bought nearly all my meat and dairy from companies that tout themselves as kinder to animals (Organic Horizons, free range eggs, etc.) and I lived in denial that my food choices were good ones. My sons are grown now and I am in nursing school. I read The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, and I saw a report on CNN by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, about the health benefits of a vegan diet, and that was enough to "tip the scales" for me. My older son and his wife are living with my husband and me right now, and my daughter-in-law decided to adopt a vegan diet also. She was a vegetarian for several years before she married my son. I have discovered that in my area most people do not know what a vegan is so I just tell them I am a vegetarian. When I eat out I do my best to eat vegan but it can be a real challenge. Right now I am just doing my best when I have to eat out, and I am enjoying the delicious vegan meals that my daughter-in-law and I have been cooking at home.
The Kind Diet is a great book-one of the first vegan books I read. I noticed you're in Lexington, KY. I'm in Cincinnati, OH. I totally understand how NOT mainstream veganism is around here!
Hi! This looks like a cool network. I'm a vegan in Cincinnati, OH (U.S.). It's good in the sense that my grocery store and health food stores offer quite a bit in the way of ingredients I can use to prepare meals, as well as cruelty-free options for personal care, beauty, household products, etc. (although I sometimes have to look a little harder for them). It's bad being vegan here in the sense that almost NO ONE else around me is vegan! Not only that, but Skyline Chili is like the food of our city and I'm constantly being surrounded my people eating cheeseburgers and pizza and all kinds of crap. No one seems to realize that wearing leather is a horrible idea or that taking your kid to the circus encourages cruelty. I see things everyday that I want to change but it's hard here with very few others who have the same mindset as I do. Sometimes it can be downright alienating in a way.
I went vegan a little over a year ago out of compassion for animals. I was vegetarian for like 4-5 yrs. before that. When I learned about the dairy industry, I went vegan right away. There was no thinking twice about it-I knew I'd find my way. And I did. Experiencing the positive health aspects of a vegan diet, I have become a big health nut, eating (almost) all whole foods and have have taken up strength training, pilates, and yoga. I love this lifestyle! Learning about the environmental aspects of veganism and how damaging animal agriculture is to the environment, I've also gotten into living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. I'm not perfect but I did start a recycling bin in my apartment and use reusing tote bags for my groceries now. It feels good to be doing positive things: for the animals, for myself/my own health, and for the planet. I just need to meet more people who live this way!
Being vegan in Central Mexico is both tough and easy. Tough because not eating what is put in front of you is considered rude and easy because veggies are cheap, cheap, and easily available.
I stopped eating meat in 1979, stopped dairy on and off, finally in October 2011, after reading "The China Study" I was hooked...no dairy. I also avoid all sugars, oils/fats, wheat, and caffeine. My friends are nearly all overweight. I am 5' 8" and wear a US size 5 - smaller than when I was a 14 year old. Many of my friends are sick, dying, or already dead. My energy levels are high! I have about 50 kids/parents stop by for a swimming class every week, work 5 days a week in an office, I'm writing books on the side, and I'm an avid organic gardner.
As a social scientist, I live in an indigenous village. The locals think I'm just a skinny "gringa" as they don't understand not eating meat, dairy, lots of sugar, Coke, and other life-shortening meals. I find it hard to not show my sadness.
Well here is my story. I was born and raised in South Louisiana. I am just starting my journey to becoming a Vegan. Im loving all of the food I am eating and feel great! While everything is just peachy right now the reality is Im living in the worst place on Earth for a Vegan. Thank the Lord my friend is Vegan and we have each other. Basically here in Cajun Country, as they call it, everything revolves around meat, meat, meat! My husband along with everyone in our family are hunters & fisherman. Everything here is topped with cream sauce or crab meat, crawfish, fried, battered, fried again and topped with more sauce. If you want to have a heart attack and die before you turn 70 then Louisiana is the place to be. My mother had a triple bi-pass by the time she turned 55 and at the age of 27 I had high cholesterol. Unfortunately it runs in my family from many years of bad eatting down the pike. New Orleans has the largest amount of places to eat that serve vegan food in this state. Unfortunately for me that is over 2 hours away. So with all of this said I am doing great so far. Im changing my lifestyle because I do not want to look at a bi-pass scar in 10 years from bad eating. I am taking baby steps so that my body does not go into shock. The only meat im still eating is seafood (rarely) and some non-vegan pasta. I never was big on eating meat....pork is so gross, turkey is the most boring thing to slap on a sandwich, ham is just UGH and sausage is just a big guess on what its made of. Im sure at some point Im going to hit a wall but im giving it my all! Thank you so much for letting me join this amazing group:)
Hi Feather and other vegans around the world!
I am a Producer on the US travel show House Hunters International. I found your website when looking for expats who might be interested in being a part of the show, I hope you don't mind me contacting you? We would love to do a show about the issues facing vegans when they move abroad. How easy is it for them to access vegan food etc.
I thought I would reach out to see if you or anyone you know might be interested in taking part in House Hunters International?! Ideally they should be outgoing and fun, aged under 45 and have bought a property within the last few years or are renting a property.
House Hunters International is a half-hour TV show currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying / renting process, by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.
Here are some examples of the show that you can watch on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reYI3L3lC-c - Barcelona from LA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOiump3__Mo - Vienna from California
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tblIVLw0coE – Panama from Pennsylvania
Please do get in touch if you or anyone you know may be interested in the show.
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