I don't know but if there is I would certainly love to hear about it!! I don't know anyone aside from my sister who has read the book or would ever even consider going vegan - it's nice to know I'm not the only one in Corvallis!
I'm not quite vegan yet, it's a work in porgress for me. I love eating vegan, and I try to do it as much as I can, I just haven't gotten completely off dairy. Part of the problem is that I'm not really around people that understand, let alone people that are willing to try it. My sister and my boyfriend are open minded, but most people think I'm nuts for even being a vegetarian. Do you guys have any experience with this?
Also, the more research I do, the more I realize that animal products are in nearly everything! I find that even when I attempt to eat vegan I'm not because there's some hidden ingredient that qualifies the product as "vegetarian" but not "vegan." To be completely vegan, one must research 100% of the products they consume - and that's not just food! That's clothes, household items...everything! Not to mention animal testing (which makes me want to cry just thinking about it) - I think that's why being a vegan seems so daunting to me; as much as I want to be one, it almost seems impossible! Even when you have the best intentions, you can easily consume something at the expense of an innocent animal. It's such a complex issue - I suppose all we can really do is our best. Has anyone else struggled with this?
Greetings (a bit late to the party). Do you folks know that there's a Vegan group in Corvallis? Maybe some of you are part of the group and I just haven't seen/met ya yet : ) The e-mail for them is firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't run the group, just thought I'd add the info for you all.
I've been vegetarian/vegan/vegetarian for the past few years. It's hard to get 100% for us. I recently watched Veducate and that was a really good reminder again, so hopefully I can get more into vegan living again. Do any of you have children? I have two, they're also mostly vegetarian with me. I remember reading Alicia's book right after I had my second child and there were so many things that made such great sense and were such a pat on the back in the sense that it almost reads like a personal letter from a friend saying, "it's all right to not eat meat and here's why it's not good for you or the environment." I grew up with the frame of mind that I had to eat meat (I'm German after all), but I've never been a huge meat fan. It was certainly a great read. Hope you all have a great start to 2013.
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