Two weeks ago, I decided to go Vegan.This after 30-something years of eating meat and loving it. So, why now?
My decision came from watching a documentary, speaking to vegans I respect and realising that if I truly have love in my heart for this planet, World and the future of it, then eating tortured animals, the growth of which is essentially killing the world (in my opinion, do your own research) is something I can sadly no longer do. Don’t get me wrong, I really miss bacon sandwiches, however when I remember my bacon has been reared in such an evil way, I get over it and eat some mixed nuts!
But first, for those that don’t know. What is Veganism?
Veganism is a lifestyle which aims to cut out – as far as possible and practicable – supporting the torture and exploitation of animals. Most people don’t realise that in order for us to eat the meat, wear the leather and makeup etc, animals are literally tortured for that pleasure. For me, fully knowing this occurs, having watched the docs, read the articles, had the conversations, right now I have to try to not to participate.
So, what do we eat? This is the hardest part. My diet must now consist of only plant-based foods. I have to cut out all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy, eggs – even honey – as well as wearing and using any (new) products like leather and any tested on animals.
But in a world where the easiest and tastiest foods seem to start with a slab of meat, this has been challenging. So I turned to The Vegan Society and their, ‘Go vegan in 30 days with the 30 Day Vegan Pledge campaign.
The Vegan Society’s 30 Day Pledge helps a meat-eater turn to veg in very simple simple steps, accompanying your journey with advice, recipes and tips. Every morning, you’ll receive an email with advice on all aspects of turning to a vegan diet – including lots of healthy, easy and unusual vegan recipes to help you on your way.
The Vegan Pledge claims to have helped over a thousand people go vegan and stay vegan. So, what are you waiting for? Follow this link to sign up to the Vegan Pledge today, and get ready to uncover the delights of veganism and vegan living; whether you’re already trying to go vegan or are merely curious, have a nose, you won’t regret it! After all, to be forewarned is to be forearmed -even if you choose now is not the right time to use your weapons (of knowledge – we are, of course, anti-war!).
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