Early in 2012 I started reaching out to vegan friends on twitter to ask them to share their testimonials. My hope was that by getting vegans to share their stories we could educate and inspire others and give people first hand accounts to replace perceptions or stereotypes. I’m incredibly grateful to those that have participated. Their stories speak for themselves! If you enjoy the series please let us know!
In the early 1980′s, I decided that I could no longer eat animals, so I cut out the flesh and fish and gradually stopped eating eggs as often.
On Boxing Day in 1983, I went on my first Hunt Sab (this means sabotaging a fox hunt by spraying the area they’d hunt for foxes in with a strong smelling scent and trying to prevent them from getting a kill). On the way back in the van after a long, cold and wet day, I asked if anyone wanted one of my sandwiches. “What’s in them?” “Cheese and tomato.” “No thanks, we’re vegans.” This was my introduction to veganism. Yes, the cheese was vegetarian but WHY wouldn’t they eat it. I asked, and as I found out, there was more to compassion than just giving up eating animals. Within a few weeks I’d gone vegan.