‘I’m glad my daughter is growing up in a world where it’s easy to be a vegan’

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor, Heather, became a vegan as a result of conducting some health-related research – and coincidentally coming across photos showing the horrific reality of the dairy industry I’m Heather, I’m 30 and I live in the North of Scotland with myContinue reading “‘I’m glad my daughter is growing up in a world where it’s easy to be a vegan’”

‘Becoming a vegan has transformed me – I appreciate life more and healthier eating has left me fitter than ever’

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life A serious illness in the family reminded our latest contributor, Jakki, just how precious life is and helped inspire her to become a vegan I’m 55 in July, and have never felt healthier or more energised; I owe it all to veganism. IContinue reading “‘Becoming a vegan has transformed me – I appreciate life more and healthier eating has left me fitter than ever’”

‘Not only are you eating rotting flesh, you are also consuming the suffering and pain the animal experienced’

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor is Tash, an Australian surfer who believes vegans have a moral obligation to bear witness to the cruelty of the meat industry – and speak up I’m from Perth, Western Australia, and have completed 25 orbits around the sun. IContinue reading “‘Not only are you eating rotting flesh, you are also consuming the suffering and pain the animal experienced’”

‘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’”

‘I fear we’ll destroy our planet but we could probably buy ourselves a bit more time as a species if we go vegan now’

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life   Our latest contributor is Martin Yelverton, co-editor of Bardo Burner, who believes humanity is slowly evolving towards veganism but that it’s a long, long game Tell us a little about yourself… I was born in Zambia but did most of my growingContinue reading “‘I fear we’ll destroy our planet but we could probably buy ourselves a bit more time as a species if we go vegan now’”

‘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’”