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Being Vegan

I went vegan in October of 2013 and haven’t regretted it. Something just clicked and I made the decision to stop eating meat, dairy, and eggs. Cold turkey, if you will forgive the pun.

There wasn’t a clear path for me to becoming a vegan; no health crisis, or close encounter with animal abuse. I was a devoted omnivore, though I had been a vegetarian for several years in my mid-20s. Through a series of chance meetings, entertaining documentaries, and poignant books, I found myself unable to do anything but adopt a strictly plant-based diet.

The more I learn, the more I realize this is a corrupt system in which I do not want to participate. I save hundreds of dollars a month because I don’t have health problems that need pharmaceutical intervention. Industrial feed lots and slaughterhouses are always in areas where only the poor and powerless live – poisoning the water, air, and land. Animals are abused, tortured, and eventually their lives end in painful, bloody ways.

I write a series of short essays on my experiences as a vegan. I’ve also included a page with useful and influential resources.

Enjoy!

Little Essays on Being Vegan: No, There’s Nothing Wrong With Me

Little Essays on Being Vegan: Do I Cheat?

Little Essays on Being Vegan: Am I Tempted?