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I’m a Vegan Vet

written by Andrew Knight, D.V.M. ~ United Kingdom Once on a hike in America someone asked me what I did, and I replied “I’m a vet”. She asked, in all seriousness, “What war were you in?” For a sun, sea and surf-loving creature from Australia, this was something of a shock. Wars are about as rare for […] Read more

I Was Wrong

The following was written by a Reddit user and posted to the r/vegan subreddit on February 20th. It is reprinted here with kind permission from the author, Nick Salamone.   I’ve always thought being vegan was absurd, extreme, unhealthy, unnecessary, blah blah blah… I’ve spent the last six months transitioning to vegetarian and then vegan. I’ve […] Read more

Craig Cline, Salem, Oregon, USA I will always be vegan because “it’s the Golden Rule thing to do.” This moral and ethical precept teaches us that we should behave toward others as we would have others behave toward us. Non-vegans conveniently take the word “others” to mean other humans. Vegans consider others to include ALL […] Read more

written by Theresa Göttl Brightman ~ Akron, Ohio My faith dictates much of who I am and what I believe. While I recognize that the Catholic Church’s mention stirs up much baggage, anger, frustration, and even hate in some people, I love my faith and understand that those who feel that way don’t see it as I […] Read more

As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending massacre, preferring to ignore it altogether, and some use the date as an opportunity to try and shine a little light on the reality of what Thanksgiving means for those whose bodies […] Read more

A New Awareness

Salwa Maddad, Al-Sweida, As-Suwayda, Syria In 2010, a new awareness arose within me and guided me to be vegan. I am fully aware that a person’s actions and behavior can change the people around them. My daughters and 25 of my friends became vegan at that time. Now there are more than 100 persons that […] Read more

Donald Watson Founder, The Vegan Society (UK) 2 September 1910 – 16 November 2005   The word ‘vegan’ represents the principles of nonviolence, sociological consciousness, and empathy without restriction or caveat. It is a word we have rallied around, as a tangible handle for a broad and inclusive perspective. It signifies both the beginning of […] Read more

I’m sure the offer was intended to make life easier, but it struck me instead as doing quite the opposite. Excuse me, Google, but I knew exactly what I was looking for when I entered my original search. And while I (ordinarily) appreciate the efforts of the zillions of bots making my search experience more […] Read more

Awakened

Clinton Vernieu, Brisbane, Australia Now that I am awake, I cannot go back to sleep. Awakened from a culturally induced slumber, I have made a pledge to myself—but, more important, I have taken an oath for other animals. I am now their caregiver, witness and companion—I will never be able to justify their exploitation. This […] Read more

The following is an abridged version of vegan pioneer Donald Watson‘s writing in the very first newsletter of the UK Vegan Society in 1944, long before factory farming became commonplace. Watson, who passed away at age 95 in 2005, would have celebrated his 110th birthday on September 2nd. The recent articles and letters in “The Vegetarian […] Read more