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30 years as a Vegetarian, last 3 as a vegan. Mother of 4 (super healthy children)
I am vegan for the animals! I don’t want to be a part of a system that causes harm and suffering. And I want to be an advocate for those without a voice.
I'm vegan because I want to live in a compassionate world. I've always had a close connection with animals and once I went vegan, I knew I was living my life honestly.
Reason for being vegan: all of them. we dont need animal products to live happy.
Vegetarian since birth and vegan for almost 3 years. I can't even imagine not having veganism in my life. It is such a big part of who I am. If I live in a fishing/hunting community and have managed my diet, it is possible for others to do it!
I am currently doing a Yoga Teacher training and plan to organize vegan cooking workshops here in Brussels to coach people to inspire and help them make their personal transition to veganism.
Mom of 3, moderate liberal and full-time student studying culinary arts. Plant-strong since 6/16/12. Switched to a vegan diet for health reasons and love it! I work at a vegan restaurant and want to share what I know with others.
CLC and I am a Psychotherapist and healer, plus Vegan!
I became a Vegan for health reasons and due to my LOVE for animals.
Marketing Student, Nursing Assistant
I'm Vegan for my health, fitness, for the animals who have no voice, for my spirituality, EVERYTHING! I feel so in tune with LIFE living this Vegan Lifestyle:)
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - is my motto of choice right now. I became a vegetarian when I was nine, and finally woke up to the reality that I should be vegan, at 19. My primary reason for being a vegan is ethical!
Shakuhachi player (and retired physicist). Can't think of any reasons not to be vegan. Have been a vegan for about 7 years and vegetarian before that for 20 years.
I am a vegan for myself, the environment but most of all, for the animals!
I make videos, play video games, and get tattoos. I'm vegan because my body isn't a graveyard.
I love being vegan, creating vegan recipes, buying cruelty-free products, and supporting the animals and environment around us! We have fit into the world around us and work together in harmony...
Vegan 29 years, for the animals
Author, Speaker, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Director of Main St. Vegan Academy, a training program for Vegan Lifestyle Coaches
I am retired, a nomad going round looking for good in this world, and always happy meeting like-minded vegans during my travels.
I have been vegan since 2005.
I'm vegan because I love animals- they are just amazing! The suffering of them literally causes me pain.... I am very cynical, I love weird dark humour... and I just started blogging!
I grew up a 4th generation cattle and hog rancher. Luckily in 2002 I learned better and adopted a vegan lifestyle for the animals, for the environment, for my health... for liberation.
Singer-songwriter / musician / performer
I'm Vegan for my health, for the animals, for the people and for our beautiful planet. emmadean.com
Founder of T.O.F.U. magazine
I've been vegan for over six years now. I became vegan when I realized I should not eat what I could not kill with my own hands.
“Veganism is not a "sacrifice." It is a joy.” ― Gary L. Francione
I can't, in good conscience, contribute to industries that justify the killing of creatures or the destruction of the planet.
58 year old female Vegan for health reasons since 2010. Love it! Don't find it a challenge at all!
I am a very happy very vegan women open to meeting single vegan men and the right work partners interested in upping the ante in our ever-changing world.
Attorney. Vegetarian since 1979 and Vegan since 2002 because I believe in non-violence.
I became a vegan to support my wife's vegan choice so i guess i just kinda fell into it. im staying for all the good food and health benefits and the belief that nothing needs to suffer or be killed for me to eat really, really well.
I'm vegan in diet and lifestyle, for the health of all concerned - myself, the animals, the planet, and all who share it. I cook and write to share the love, and feed my friends.
I am a circus art student in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I am vegan for our planet and its beings who live on earth <3
Whole foods and plant based with my husband since December 2010. Being healthy was what started this but becoming vegan is about making the best moral and ethical choices. BE KIND - BE VEGAN!
Meat Free since 2008
Ethical-Vegan from Dec. 2012, until Death!
Bay Area student, art model & registered Independent. I love art galleries, operas, thespian plays, wine-tastings, stargazing & yoga.Vegetarian for 10 years & now vegan for animals, the environment, health & spiritual reasons.
I'm vegan to reduce cruelty, live longer, benefit this home (Earth) that we live on and because it feels damn good. I blog over at Project Lovegood.
Vegan for animals and environment & to promote compassion and love towards life.
Veganism allows people to, maybe for the first time, explore what food really is and can be. This is my main reason why I am a huge advocate!
There aren't animal products that are simultaneously good for environment, animals, and health.
I want to make every day the best it can be for myself, fellow humans, and animals. I feel better and more alive as a vegan. It's a great gift to feel more connected to my body and to the earth.
I've been vegetarian since I was 12 now in 34 been raw vegan since February 2012 I do it for my love of all living animals.
Belly Dancer, teacher, Artist, Writer/Illustrator of children's educational books. I'm studying a Masters in Psychotherapy. Vegetarian since age 8; went vegan about 6 years ago. easyvegetarian.net
Vegan, Freethinker, Human and non-human rights advocate
Vegan thanks to "Skinny Bitch". Read it & started learning about a vegan diet. My eyes were opened to the food industry & the torture the animals are being put through.I do not want to take part in such behavior.
I'm vegan because I love animals.
www.thereluctantonion.com After battling health issues, my husband and I became vegetarians. Today we enjoy a 100% plant-based diet. We've lost weight and my husbands blood sugar levels have improved by 30%!
Vocals for Pat The Human
Political Views: Anarchist
Why I'm Vegan: Love, above all else is the reason I choose not to support genocide. Every sentient being is equal in my eyes.
I am a vegan chef, author and filmmaker. I've been with veganism a little over ten years and am in still in love with it. I'll never turn away from this lifestyle. It has meant so much to me.
Research Design Assistant
Vegan for 3 years, because I love life and assume most do, aware or not. Its only logical! Mother nature gives us fruits and veggies, ready made fast food! Love Earth!
Vegan for 5 months and counting :)
Vegan for just 2 weeks (vegetarian for 9 months before). I was so intimidated to go vegan - I don't even know anyone else who is vegan! I know I have made the right decision for my health and for animals. My Blog!
Vegan for health reasons, for the animals, for the world. Maintaining veganism through college for 7 months now.
Jordan has been vegan for over a year and I have been vegan for a few months. Supporting the livestock industry means supporting unsustainable eating practices as well as cruelty. My Blog!
Musician / Pall-bearer
Vegan for 5 months I was vegetarian for 2 years before that. I'm vegan for ethical reasons, health, environment (pollution, water...), world hunger. My Blog!
I'm from Brighton, but studying in Birmingham. I became a vegan originally for the challenge but the ethics and health reasons quickly became important to me as I learnt more.
Studying Audio Engineering
I'm a vegan for animal rights. Animals can't speak for themselves and they suffer terribly. I'm not a supporter of animal cruelty and i'm a loud and proud vegan!
Originally vegan for health. After becoming educated in nutrition & learning about food production it saddened me to see animal abuse. Mostly, everyone I know is against animal cruelty, yet eats meat.My Blog!
(1 year) damn hard being a vegan over here, but I'm not giving up. they all need to know. It's hard to save the world, but you've got to start somewhere, right? ccocoismedicated
I'm from California. I'm vegan for animal rights, health benefits, and environmental reasons. "Earthlings" and "Forks Over Knives" are the two movies that convinced me to go from vegetarian to vegan, and I'm so glad I did!
Vegan because being vegetarian wasn't enough, and I want to live a cruelty-free life. :)
I became vegan for ethical, moral, and nutritional reasons…and I've never felt better!
My Blog: No Whey!
I'm vegan because I can't bear the immense cruelties involved in the animal/food trade, I also find it to be the easiest way to be respectful of nature.
Vegan for health, ethics, the planet, everything!
My Blog: RanVeganess
'Pure Love' for the animals and the earth is why I am vegan. <3
Viva la Vegan!
I'm Vegan because it's the best way I can lead by example to encourage compassion, respect and to promote all the things I agree with: the rights of all beings!
I'm vegan because I'm against damage, destruction, and waste.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." Thomas Edison
cookbook author www.GlobalVeganKitchen.com Vegan for more than 20 years. I love animals - I don't eat them.
Blog I live in Central Florida. Vegan since 1/2/2008 - Was a vegetarian prior to learning about the cruelty in eggs and dairy. My goal is to advocate for nonhumans and social justice issues whenever and where ever I can.
Facebook I'm vegan because being the subject of a life confers moral status that must be respected. I'm a writer and editor, and on the boards of both Florida Voices for Animals and The League of Humane Voters, Florida.
Blog: Hungry Vegan Traveler
I've been meat-free since 1995 and vegan since 2004. My dream is to travel the globe and explore all the beauty (and delicious vegan food) the world has to offer.
Vegan a few months but I know I'll stay it forever. I don't eat animals beacause I love animals. Animals are my friends not my food & Veganism is the healthiest diet!
I'm a graduate student in public health nutrition and a future registered dietitian. I'm vegan because I love and respect animals, the planet and my health. I write a blog with healthy, plant-based recipes at Carrie on Vegan.
Vegan since 1-1-11, but an aspiring vegan long before. Because no animal should have to suffer so that we can have things we don't need.
I view animals as just as deserving of life as human beings, and I love knowing that I can make a difference in an animal's life each day by choosing not to eat, wear or use animal products.
Vegan for ethical, environmental and health reasons.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" — Hippocrates
Freelance writer & photographer Vegan for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.
South Yorkshire, England.
Vegan for the animals, enviroment and for better health. Absolutly love being vegan :-)
5 years old
Baby mouse and hamster socializer/foster parent
"I was born vegan. Eating animals is bad because you are killing life.
Writer, recent college grad planning on library school Christian anarchist/pacifist in the tradition of Leo Tolstoy; committed Christian in faith and practice. Vegan for animal rights since April 3, 2007; abolitionist perspective.
Handbag designer, behind the cruelty-free, handmade handbag label, Pansy Maiden. Vegan for 2 years and vegetarian for 11, because it makes the most sense for the health of animals, our Earth, and my own body.
Vegan since November of 2010 for my health originally, then studied where my food came from which led to enlightenment about animal suffering and the poisoning of our environment and social issues.
Librarian and a writer.
My Blog: Green Vegan Living
Vegan for health and because it just seems right.
It is my compassion towards animals and my passion for life that has made me a Vegetarian since I was 14 and Vegan for 4 years.
Inner City Teacher Loving: yoga, running, riding bikes, music, large cities, farmers' markets, supporting local economy, the Colts, writing, and blogging Vegan for the health of my body and my planet.
I work at one of my local Co-Ops, but dream of becoming a successful Singer and Actor. Went Vegan almost 6 years ago. Started Vegan Heartland in 2011. Being Vegan has so changed my life in so many positive ways!
The Abolitionish Approach Vegan for the planet, vegan for my health, but most importantly vegan because it is the morally right thing to do!
Austin music booking agent
vegan since 1983 for the animals, you, me and our planet, I have raised a vegan daughter and I am now working on my Mother pictured with me here.
Registered Nurse Disease Management & Health Coach
Newly vegan, inspired by Dr. Neal Barnard on PBS. My mission is to educate others on changes that can transform health.
I'm a self employed mom of two,(selling romance and fun enhancing adult products)Blog
Went vegetarian to reduce toxins in my breastmilk and for the environment, vegan because milk and eggs contribute to animal suffering.
Licensed clinical social worker. Vegan for over a year, vegetarian for more than 5. I find eating meat distasteful & dislike the treatment of animals raised for food. I think a vegan diet is most healthful.
Professor of National Security Decision Making
Vegan for health, environment, economics, ethics and for my son's future!
Conservative, Marine Corps Officer, Founder of the Kairos Coalition and VegHeads of Monterey Bay Vegan for the animals, but realized it is the best path to a sustainable environment & optimal health.
Derek: Personal Trainer, Plant-Based Nutritionist, Bodybuilder (4 yrs vegan) Marcella: Actuary and aspiring Figure Competitor (10 yrs vegan) Vegan for health and on principle. Blog
Founder of the vegan magazine, T.O.F.U. | Restless wanderer. I've been vegan for over four years now. I went vegan because I realized I should not eat what I could not kill with my own hands.
Went vegetarian 40 years ago, vegan 1-1/2 years ago. My dogs are vegan too. I don't eat my friends & all animals are my friends. Love Farm Sanctuary in Orland, CA & Animal Place in Grass Valley, CA.
I have been Vegan for 3 years. I went Vegan for ethical reasons. I was vegetarian for 6 years before that.
Project Manager, forager, atheist, Democrat, green vegan, foodie & blogger: "Live Green, Wear Black"
Buy local produce, grow some greens & stay away from ready-made frozen meals.
Vegan since 1995
I'm vegan because it's the only way to live! creator of the only animal rights TV program in Israel.
I work for a vegan restaurant called Nature's Express. I have been vegetarian for 30 years (my whole life) and vegan for 2 years. After 2 weeks of being vegan I wanted to kick myself for not doing it sooner.
I blog about green issues for Energyrefuge.com
and contribute to Brazilian animal rights news agency ANDA.
New World Veg
Dedicated to empowering vegetarians everywhere! Vegan for many reasons, but compassion for animals is #1. Vegan world = compassionate world.
Vegan for almost 7 yrs now Vegetarian 7 yrs before that. I'm vegan because I love life.
Unitarian Universalist Minister
I was vegetarian for many years but went vegan initially for health reasons. I wish I'd made the switch much sooner for the animals.
20 years old, Scientific researcher & professional musician. Vegan for my fellow creatures & for ethical scientific advancement.
Vegan since 2010, vegetarian since 2008.
Commissioning engineer; ethical vegan; 13 years vegan, 13 years vegetarian before that.
Kate vegan for 3 yrs,
Aaron for 9 years.
The Animal Awareness Project
We are animal rights activists and vegan for ethical reasons
Veggie since 1994 and became Vegan 6 years ago. It's the best thing I have ever done. I went Vegan for the animals and have since found many more very good reasons.
Passion: Roller Derby
Quote: "When you label me, you negate me." -- Kierkegaard
Reason for being vegan: Nothing else makes sense. I do it for environmental, moral and health reasons.
Vegan for ethical, moral, environmental, and health reasons.
Student/Musician/Server at Great Sage.
Vegan for health, environment, and most importantly the animals! Love animals don't eat them!
Student/Server at Great Sage
"I'm vegan because I don't think anyone should die or suffer in order for me to live!"
Food expo and aspiring bartender at Great Sage.
"I've devoted my life to a healthy lifestyle and a vegan diet makes me feel good."
10 years old.
I've been vegan for 5 years and I love it. I was vegetarian but I am allergic to dairy & animal cruelty. So we are all healthy vegans now.
May the force be with you.
Vegetarian for years for ethical reasons; went vegan for the environment & animal rights a year ago. I love to cook, & started to really pursue it after going vegan.
The Vegan Home Chef.
Mountain bike racer and vegan food blogger.
Girl Goes Vegan
@mtbVegan on twitter
Vegan since 2008 for myself and for all living creatures.
Veterinarian. Atheist. Age 47
Politically, I'm GREEN.
Passions: Astronomy&science, Biology
I'm vegan for the Planet,
how couldn't I be?
PPC Search Specialist and Photographer
I'm vegan for myself (health), everyone else (environment) and the animals(ethics).
Vegetarian for 4 years and vegan for 2. I'm a marathoner and run ~50 miles a week.
Originally for health reasons but once I learned more I went vegan for animal rights.
Melissa: Vegan since 2003
I became a vegan for health and spiritual reasons
Founder of Black, Green and Veg
New vegan - since June 2010
Vegan for health and ethics
Food Blogger: Vegacious
Tree Hugging Liberal
The Zen Vegan
Vegan for the animals, my health and the environment.
Animal Liberation = Human Liberation
41, Vegan for nearly 4 years, veggie for 25 years before that. I respect animals far too much to want to exploit or harm them in any way. Single mum to 2 veggie sons and a vegan daughter.
2 years old
Vegan since I was conceived, thanks to my vegan Mummy. Happy, healthy, ahead of my age developmentally, I love all our rescued pets: 7 cats, 6 chickens and 8 guinea pigs.
Vegans for Health & lovin' it!
Vegan since 1993
My blog, Seattle Vegan Score
Vegan to not be part of the abuse and suffering of animals. Like: fashion, art, food, sharing, DIY/DIT, music, Kirby, and dominoes.
Vegan for 5 years. A single mom, retail clothing store manager, & a Burlesque performer. I went Vegan to lose weight. However, I lost both of my parents to cancer. Veganism may save my life.
Vegan for 1 1/2 years.
I see no difference between a dog, cat, cow or a chicken and I would never eat my dog.
Baker / Writer/ Photographer
eat & talk
Vegan for ethics and health
I'm vegan because anything else would be uncivilized.
Being Vegan is a loving, respectful, healthy, awesome and extremely positive way to live life. It's a no brainer!
Do the happy dance and the reason to do so will follow.
Entrepreneur and Healthy Lifestyle Advocate
Vegan for optimal health, low environmental impact and compassion for all living things.
Became vegan 25 years ago to restore health. Stayed vegan because it's the healthiest for our planet and all who inhabit it.
Family physician and
Lifestyle Medicine specialist, author, and educator.
Vegan for health, the environment, and all living creatures.
Went vegan for my health, stayed vegan because I love living an everyday life that is aligned with my beliefs.
Grad student pursuing my M.Ed in Special Education
Vegan thanks to the movie "EARTHLINGS". Vegan for Ethics, Health, the Environment and for my taste buds.
Mother to Chris.
Vegan for the animals and because it's morally the right thing to do!
Retired Spinal Specialist
and Director of
Step-father to Chris.
Vegan for over 50 years, 100% for the animals! Good health is merely a bonus!
Youth Contact for
14 years old, vegan for 6 years, vegetarian before that. Vegan because of animal cruelty. "Once you know the truth you can never turn back."
Marty's Flying Vegan Review
Veg for about 18 years and vegan since June '10.
Vegan for 1½ years
Because I realized I could enjoy life better without exploiting animals.
President & Co-Founder
Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E.
"VEGFest Houston" (2011)
Vegan for the Animals, for the Earth, for ethics (animal & human rights), for peace, compassion and nonviolence
Blog: Bites and Pieces
Reason for being vegan: First and foremost for animal ethics. The environmental and health benefits are an added bonus!
Do Not Forsake Me
Oh My Darling
Vegan for the planet.
Lacto-Vegetarian whole life before going vegan.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - M. Gandhi
Vegan for animal rights
Ex-Scientist & current Vegan Food Blogger http://soundlyvegan.com
Veganism is not only the most compassionate approach to life, but the best way to respect myself and the world.
Eco friendly trainer and certified nutritionist
Vegan for health, ethics, and the environment
Media Liaison, PETA
Vegan for health, the animals and the environment
(via Huntsville, Alabama) Librarian
Became vegan November 2009 Vegan because I believe that animals deserve to be treated with dignity & respect.
Financial Advisor & Film & Music Producer
Link to my site
Saw the film Earthlings, & became vegan to practice compassion. Never have I felt better or thought more clearly.
Vegan for the love of animals.
Vegetarian for 24 years.
Vegan for 14. For compassion.
Raising my son vegetarian.
Opera Singer in the Kitchen
Singer, clincal analyst and vegan since 2009 - for vocal health, weight loss and energy
Vegan for over 2 years
Vegetarian for 8 yrs prior Vegan for the world.
Trainer Vegan Mentor
The Humane Party
Vegan for health, Abolition of Animal Slavery, the environment, & my Spirituality My Religion: Truthism. Where Veganism is Mandatory.
(via Ottawa, Canada)
15-year vegan, primarily for ethical reasons, but the health reasons are a great bonus. Veganism isn't just for hippies - it can be glamorous too!
Marathoner and triathlete
JL Goes Vegan: Food & Fitness with a side of Kale
Vegetarian 10 years, Vegan for 4 - Vegan for farmed animals, health, animal and environmental activism.
To be a healthy Mom for as long as I can!
Finance Director & Juggler/Unicycler
Became Vegan in March 2010 - feeling great since then. My girlfriend suggested it. It made immediate sense. Vegan for health, weight loss and energy
Vegan for Animals, the Planet, Health, Political Reasons & the Benefit of my Soul
Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Physical Therapist
Live The Balance
Vegan for all the sentient beings that don't have a say in the matter!
Cooking and nutrition instructor for
The Cancer Project
The Skateboard DVD Source
"Hot springs & skateboarding
are the fountain of youth"
Vegan for Health, Ethics
and the Environment
Owner of BuyKind.com
mom to the best babies
in the world:
my teachers, my loves, the reason buykind exists --
Buffalo, Chocolat, Shante,
Zing Zing and Gizelley-belle
Retired teacher and
We are vegan for health and compassion reasons
"Homeless" but originally
from Cincinnati, OH
Flight attendant, food blogger
for Yay, Yum, and Yes
Three year vegan, searching
for the world's greatest falafel
Owner of Allison's Gourmet:
Vegan Organic Bakery,
Confectionary, & Gift Boutique
and Vegan Mama to Olivia
Vegan for EVERY reason!
Executive Director, Compassion Over Killing
To help build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world
for all animals
fundraiser for microcredit programs to fight poverty
www.foundationforwomen.org Vegetarian since 1988
Vegan since 2000
Vegan for every reason
Writer of veggie blog
"Turn the Paige"
Refugee non-profit employee
Lifelong vegetarian (vegan last 20 years) for animals, planet, health
The Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego
Vegetarian for 4 years
Vegan for three months
Became vegan for ethical reasons (animals) first & after learning more, health too.
Vegan for Health, but the Ethical and Environmental
side effects are nice too!
Chef & Sales
17 yrs being Vegan
Mother of 2 Vegan Kids
ages 12 and 16
Vegan for Health, Ethics
and the Environment
R.N. & Nutrition Counselor.
Vegan 7 years & raw/vegan 1½ years. Casey & Lucas have been vegan 5 years
Vegan for Health, the Animals, & the Planet!
Vegan for the Animals, the Environment, and my Family
(a Vegan Marketing Company)
Vegan for Health; Ethics; Love; Make The World A Better Place
Author and consultant
The Perfect Formula Diet Vegan for health, the animals, and the planet
The Sexy Vegan
Vegan for Earth
Special Events and Mom
Vegetarian since 1977,
vegan for the last 5 years.
Vegan for my health,
animals, and the planet.
Tree Spirit Brokerage/Products for Organic Living
Co-founder of Nola Veg Fest
Vegetarian 20 years, Vegan 2
Vegan for animals and health
Not for Profit
Student , but soon to
be an Accountant
Vegetarian whole life,
Vegan for about 11 years
Vegan for health
Public relations executive
Vegan for animal rights
The Blissful Chef
Vegan for the health of
my mind, body, & spirit, the animals, and environment.
Love and compassion
for all beings
Hotel Front Desk
Freelance writer & translator
Vegan for the animals,
for myself, for those I love,
and for the environment
Food Writer, Photographer
Julie's Raw Ambition
Vegan for Health, the Environment, and Animals
Independent dog rescuer
and Health Expert
Vegan for health, animals
and the environment
Vegan for life
50 yr old vegan with 50 yr old vegan (plumber) husband
Mother of 5 children
Christian - Republican
Vegan for health
Vegan for the animals
and for the planet
Vegan for Health, ethics
and a better world
Vegan for animal rights, environmental, and health reasons
Owner of Counter Culture
Vegan Food Trailer
Mom of two vegan kids
Vegan for animals, people,
and the earth
Marketing Assistant & Student
Being vegan just makes sense.
Carley - Texas
Vegan for Health, Ethics
and the Environment
Vegan for Health
Oil & Gas
Caballos del Conquistador
Vegan for Health
Amanda Smith Images
Vegan for the World