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If you just found me or you’ve been following before I went vegan, you may find yourselves asking the question – Why Vegan? I know, at first, it can seem like a drastic change especially coming from someone who used to heavily eat meat and dairy products.
I don’t have a crazy story like some or even a particular thing that I feel made something click in my brain. I literally went vegan overnight and never looked back. However, looking back, I realize there were probably a few instances that subconsciously got filed in my brain for later. I had volunteered at the Surin Project in Thailand in 2014 and the facilitators at that time were a vegan couple. They didn’t even really speak about it but just being around it was probably the first time I had really been exposed. Then, a few of my blogger friends over the years have been vegan and so, again, it was just small exposure but nothing crazy.
For about a month (April 2016), I randomly had thoughts about going vegan, completely out of the blue. I did a little research here and there and, like most, I was concerned about getting the right nutrients. After this month of having these thoughts on my own, I randomly turned to my boyfriend one day and said…”I think I’m going to give up animal products for a month and see how I feel.” He immediately thought it was a good idea for me as well.
I’ve never been one to stick to ANYTHING – especially diets. However, here I am almost two years later and I’ve never looked back. During the first week of veganism, I decided to check out a few documentaries and they solidified my decision and I decided one month wouldn’t be the end of it. While the environmental and health aspects really got to me, it was the ethical aspects that really tugged at my heartstrings.
Yes, I’m 100% an ethical vegan.
There are many reasons why I think veganism is the best thing for all humans, the planet and, of course, all animals. I don’t want this to turn into a long drawn out post but more as a way to point you in the direction of different resources and explanations of veganism.
- Why I’m Vegan and Why It’s Beneficial to Everyone
- Ethical Animal Tourism, Animal Activism and Animal Sanctuaries to Visit
- Vegan Food, Recipes, Restaurants and more!
- Traveling as a Vegan