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Brook Katz, South Florida, USA  As a man of logic and reasoning, it was an obvious choice for me to go into the sciences. I moved towards the fields of medicine. It seemed natural to watch someone be cut open to have body parts removed, and then go to lunch and have a big burger […] Read more

Athlete poised to start running with morning sun up ahead.

Yes, you CAN build muscle on a vegan diet. We’ve all heard the myth that tells us otherwise. Even as an avid fitness enthusiast, I have personally heard these misconceptions concluding a friend or relative needs too much protein to be vegan. In reality, society has a skewed perception of fundamental nutrition. There is so […] Read more

written by Wendy Werneth The Nomadic Vegan ~ Geneva, Switzerland Ever since my childhood, when I would sit on my dad’s lap and look through glossy coffee-table books full of photos of faraway places, I’d always wanted to explore the world. Shortly after college graduation, I took off on what I thought would be a six-month […] Read more

Ven. Tashi Nyima, Puerto Rico “Having abandoned the taking of life, refraining from the taking of life, we dwell without violence, with the knife laid down, scrupulous, full of mercy, trembling with compassion for all sentient beings.” ~ Buddha Shakyamuni When people think of Buddhist monks, they imagine that we dwell in clouds of incense, […] Read more

Rune Kjær Rasmussen, Odense, Denmark I have a T-shirt that says “I am vegan because I love life.” That is how simple it really is to me. I deeply love the idea that I can live as respectfully as possible by being vegan. I think of it as releasing as much empathy into every corner […] Read more

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

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