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For-the-Animals Affinity Group

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    Are you vegan primarily for the animals?

    Perhaps you think in terms of practicing non-violence or ahimsa in your daily life?

    RSVP here if you'd enjoy meeting other members with similar ethical concerns and a desire to follow a more compassionate path.

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  • Margaret R.

    transformed to virtually vegan definitely for the animals most of all. Also for Mother Earth as she cannot withstand the billions of animals bred & murdered for humans' unnecesary selfish palate. Wanted to let you know I've been reading Living Among Meat Eaters, and thank you for the suggestion. As for not participating in this group & meetups since joining, I have to apologize as my life is the most hellish it's ever been. I'm disabled & cannot afford the gas or money for any meetups. I'm in SW Suffolk and would like to know if anyone else here is close by. I could really use some fellow vegan/veggie support. My family (what little is left of it) is unsupportive in three major ways: I'm 50 & going through the change, I've been in a war with major depression/anxiety/major sleep deficit for more than 2 decades, and now I'm a vegan & they don't want to accept the awareness that would force them to reflect & change. Love to all you exceptionally caring souls! ~Margaret

    May 28, 2013

    • Margaret R.

      Where's the message board I should post to Jennifer?

      May 30, 2013

    • Paula

      Go to the top of this page below the blue banner and just click on "Discussions".­ (Or, here's the link:­)

      May 30, 2013

  • Paula

    Dearest Margaret -- you are a remarkable and noble person to be able to stay steadfast in your empathy and conviction for animals, despite what must be the overload of your own personal troubles. Many people use life's overloads as an excuse to not think or feel deeply about animals. So I respect you very much, and am also sending hugs. Email me if you want.

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Margaret R.

      thanks for your beautiful compliments and hugs Paula. Much needed & appreciated

      May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like discussing ethics with people who are open-minded and rational.

    May 5, 2013

    • Jennifer G.

      I know what you mean, Beverly. Do you know the story of how cartoonist Dan Piraro went vegan? It's pretty awe-inspiring. He encountered information, couldn't deny the ethical obligation it presented, and went vegan. Just like that. But I haven't met many people who are like that. So often, people's choices are not based on what's logical or rational. It's often the case that people do what they do because of psychological factors, emotions, brain chemistry—and their choices may not seem very rational at all. This is particularly true when it comes to food. I once thought it would be enough to simply show someone the logical argument presented in Mylan Engel Jr.'s brilliant essay, The Immorality of Eating Meat (it's here:­) and poof, they'd HAVE to go vegan! But I came to see it rarely works that way...

      May 28, 2013

  • Mackenzie

    I am so happy that I have joined this group! I am such a passionate vegan and I have not run into many on Long Island, which makes me spend a lot of my time off of the island. But now that I see there are more people with compassionate minds, and selfless lifestyles, I'm looking forward to meeting some of you and spreading our beautiful way of life :)

    2 · March 21, 2013

  • Margaret R.

    Hello ethical vegans! I'll get a pic on ASAP. Looking forward to connecting with LI vegans.

    2 · March 21, 2013

  • Ruth M.

    Yes, I also do not buy leather or wool, or purchase anything that contains animal products.

    3 · May 30, 2011

  • "the vegan" aka s.

    Why are some animals our pets and others our dinner? How we can love some animals and just reject others. Species-ism is just wrong. But i bet i'm preaching to the choir. Most people wonder how do you live without meat, and i wonder how do you live knowing what cruelty and torture you condone, by sticking your head in the sand.

    4 · June 15, 2009

  • "the vegan" aka s.

    Vegan Power!

    June 15, 2009

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  • Jennifer G.
    Event Host

    Must-see videos: Dr. Joy on psychology of meat: http://bit....­ & Dr. Greger on nutrition:... more

  • Karen N.

    I'm a long time "ethical" Veg., now WFPBNO (Whole Food, Plant Based, No added Oil) allegedly for... more

  • Tina N.

    Ethical Vegan for the animals .. voice for the voiceless.

  • Melissa F.

    Hi! I'm a new vegan as of May 31st, 2014 and I'm never looking back! It was the single most... more

  • Cristina

    Dedicated vegan for the past 4 years and many more years off and on before that. I really want... more

  • Aura

    I'm interested in meeting other people with similar interests and ideals.

  • Mackenzie

    I am 25 and have been vegan for 4 years and began my vegetarian adventure as a child and I do it... more

  • Jana

    I practice ahimsa, a plant based diet, make compassionate choices, enjoy doing Zumba, like being... more

  • Ruth M.

    Hi - so glad I found this site! My interests are vegan cuisine, animal rights, and outdoor... more

  • Ann M.

    I've been vegetarian since 2002 and a joyful vegan since 2008! Along with my... more

  • Paul-Micha­el

    I've been vegan for more than 25 yrs.

  • Diane

    Hi. I went vegan in January '08 and look foward to meeting fellow vegans on the island.

  • Chris

    Vegan social worker/artist on Long Island looking to meet others in the area.

  • "the vegan"­ aka s.

    I'm a long time hard core vegan (no cheating). Its about time I meet some other vegans and... more

  • Camillo

    Hi, I am interested in meeting other vegans and animal lovers on Long Island.

  • Paula

    Vegan 7 years almost immediately after seeing footage, i.e., Earthlings. listening to Francione,... more

  • Carl

    I'm 30+yrs ovo-lacto;vega­n since Nov.07! There is a great advantage for individual survival in... more

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  • Robyn

    HI! I am the organizer of 3 Meetups including the Brooklyn Vegan Potluck and the... more

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