Del Mar, CAUSA
Hometown: San Diego
September 3, 2012
Kindness. Be a good example of right living. No preaching. Participate in Vegan Outreach. Education!
I like participating in community events.
Ethics. The health benefits are a nice side benefit, but what keeps me motivated is knowing than no animal is living a life of horror so I can have a feta cheese on my salad.
I followed a vegetarian diet 35+ years, but a couple years ago, when I began to participate in the animal rights movement, I stopped eating and using all animal products.
A young woman at a SeaWorld protest suggested I watch, "The Cove." The night I watched the movie, I vowed to myself to immediately move from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet/lifestyle. Now I wish I'd made the connection sooner.
I have been vegetarian for 35+, but transitioned to vegan in March 2010. It was an ethical decision rather than health, . I wish I'd done it sooner.