‘Veganism is critical to the future of the planet, important beyond my personal concerns for animal welfare’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life For our latest contributor Tracey, being vegan means that every day she stands for something, every choice a contribution to a cause bigger than herself Tell us a little about yourself… I’m a 54-year-old American woman currently living at my house inContinue reading “‘Veganism is critical to the future of the planet, important beyond my personal concerns for animal welfare’”

‘Vegans need a sense of humour. If we act sullen and grumpy all the time, nobody is going to want to be like us’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor is social media campaigner John Oberg, who believes a vegan world is inevitable but requires skilful effort to spread the word Tell us a little about yourself… I’m a 31-year-old living just outside Washington DC, focusing on making theContinue reading “‘Vegans need a sense of humour. If we act sullen and grumpy all the time, nobody is going to want to be like us’”

‘Media defending animal agriculture, attacking vegans… These things show how the movement is growing’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor Pedro had seen distressing videos of meat industry cruelty without being inspired to change his diet. But when the time came to do so, it came by surprise Tell us a bit about yourself… My name is Pedro, I’mContinue reading “‘Media defending animal agriculture, attacking vegans… These things show how the movement is growing’”

‘It’s hard to watch people making terrible choices about food… but I want to be a shining example, not a bully’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor, Christie, turned to veganism in desperation to help with a challenging range of health problems. It brought huge physical benefits and soon became a key component of her spiritual life Tell us a little about yourself… I’m 44 yearsContinue reading “‘It’s hard to watch people making terrible choices about food… but I want to be a shining example, not a bully’”

‘Embrace the cognitive dissonance of eating meat, overcome it and become a better version of yourself’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor, Adelin, 25, a newly graduated electronics and computer engineer,  has a fuss-free approach to being a vegan despite the challenges of living in bacon-obsessed Denmark You’re vegan now; were you vegetarian before? I was an omnivore and I justContinue reading “‘Embrace the cognitive dissonance of eating meat, overcome it and become a better version of yourself’”

‘We’ve all been fed lies about the necessity of consuming dairy and meat when the truth is it does us harm’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life UK music teacher Jenny, our latest contributor, explains how she ended up treating herself to becoming a vegan for her 40th birthday and why she is committed for life I’m 52 and I live with my three children and my second ex-husband.Continue reading “‘We’ve all been fed lies about the necessity of consuming dairy and meat when the truth is it does us harm’”

‘The best way to promote veganism is to show how happy and fulfilled you are by not consuming animal products’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life US nanny Bethany, the latest contributor to our series, believes veganism is all about love and compassion – and she tries her best to let these qualities in her life speak for the cause My name is Bethany, I’m 26 years oldContinue reading “‘The best way to promote veganism is to show how happy and fulfilled you are by not consuming animal products’”

‘I found myself surrounded by good, caring people who were participating in hideous acts of violence’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Argentinian traveller Manu, the latest contributor to our series, sees veganism as the next stage in human evolution and is optimistic about its growth My name is Manu, I’m 25-years-old, and I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, I’m happily settledContinue reading “‘I found myself surrounded by good, caring people who were participating in hideous acts of violence’”

‘It was not difficult to grasp – if the original, perfect humans could survive just fine on only plants, so could I’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life US police dispatcher Liz, the latest contributor to our series, says that, strangely enough, her evangelical Christian upbringing made becoming a vegan perfectly logical My name is Liz and I work as a police dispatcher in a decently sized county in Maryland,Continue reading “‘It was not difficult to grasp – if the original, perfect humans could survive just fine on only plants, so could I’”

‘People get upset about other cultures eating dogs, yet do not make the link with any other animal flesh’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life English chef Amy, the latest contributor to our series, explains how she went from being a meat eater to vegan overnight and what it means to her I turned 30 this year; my immediate family is now just my brother and myContinue reading “‘People get upset about other cultures eating dogs, yet do not make the link with any other animal flesh’”