Vegiversary

March has usually been a month of examination and transformation, in my life. It may be something to do with the changing seasons, or transition to daylight savings time, but it seems that I am often making evaluations and alterations in my life, during this month.

This March marks 8 years since I went vegetarian. This was one of the most pivotal and important decisions I ever made. You can read all about my transition to Vegetarianism and then to Veganism by clicking those links.

The bottom line is I first went vegetarian for the animals. I had strong convictions about eating animals, I was finally honest with myself and could not do it any longer. I felt SO much better ethically, when I cut out meat (along with physically, emotionally and psychologically).

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I later learned about the environmental and health benefits of an animal-free diet, later and this strengthened my resolve in the decision and eventually, helped me decide to transition into veganism.

I recently watched Earthlings, a documentary about the way that humans relate to and treat animals. It was one of the most horrific things I have ever seen. I was incredibly emotional through the whole documentary and it was very difficult to get through and continue to watch, I kept telling myself, if animals have had to endure, I can at least watch it and educate myself further.

Earthlings_(film)This is my no means an easy, entertaining film, but I urge everyone to watch it, to have a better understanding of where their food potentially comes from and make informed decisions about their food choices.

The one word that continually resounded through my head throughout the film was WRONG. I feel the way that human beings have treated animals is WRONG. I feel speciesm is WRONG. I feel, for myself, using an animal for food, when it is not necessary is WRONG.

I feel much better about myself and the choice I have made in being vegan. If you have ever been curious about veganism, March 20th is the great Meat Out, a day that encourages everyone to try veganism out. If you cannot do it March 20th, do it another day. If you cannot do it the whole day, try it for half. Give veganism a shot and do something healthy for yourself, our animal friends, the earth and raise collective compassionism.

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If you have ANY questions about veganism or vegetarianism, I can answer the best I can, based on my experiences. I am not interested in judging or bashing anyone’s eating habits, I simply love to spread the benefits I have found in this lifestyle and save as many animals as I possibly can.

Thank-you to my sister, for making the commitment! ❤

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May ALL beings, be healthy and free.

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5 thoughts on “Vegiversary

  1. Love this! I haven’t watched that film (and probably wont), but I wish people who still eat animal products would. And I love the idea of everyone committing to just one day of trying veganism. And congrats on your vegiversary!!!

    • Joaquin Phoenix, who narrates the documentary, said anyone who eats meat should be obligated to watch. I wish they would, it’s so important to know where your food comes from and make informed choices!
      Thanks on the congrats 🙂

  2. I’ve been pescatarian for five and a half years, and so far it’s suited me well. A couple times I’ve tried to take the plunge into being vegan, and it’s hard, especially when your partner, who is willing to entertain being veggie most of the time, flat out refuses the vegan way, and I”m a sucker for ice cream. One day I’ll have the strength to do it, and in the mean time, during the meat-celebrated holidays, I will continue to host a vegan style dinner in an attempt to counter-act the animal gorging.
    But I agree, one of the best things we can do for ourselves and the world environmentally, health wise, and ethically, is to reduce – if not eliminate entirely – meat production and consumption.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and I appreciate you hosting vegan dinners during holidays! It all adds up to make a difference.

      PS-my favorite ice cream is by Luna & Larry, Coconut Bliss is creamy and decadent!

      • I always see that one, but I generally go for the So delicious – really any one that’s on sale. I used to be able to find hempmilk ice cream, and that was the absolute best – even better than the normal stuff, but I haven’t been able to find it in a couple of years 😦

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