What we're about

Something wonderful happens when you stop consuming misery and violence!

Yes, you’ll most likely feel better physically, but that’s nothing compared to the feeling of intentionally living your values of responsibility and compassion.

Check out our Discussions Page to enjoy and share your favorite recipes (https://www.meetup.com/Vegans-Rock-Montana/messages/boards/)!

Veganism is not about judgment or personal perfection; it’s about doing what we can to reduce suffering in the world. Empowered by compassion, we CAN make a positive difference 3 times a day ~ while we defend health, protect the planet (http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-scary-facts-about-meat-and-the-environment/), and save lives!

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Why vegan?
In America, ten billion land animals are killed for food every year, and over 98% of meat comes from factory farms.
No one denies that factory farms are a nightmare.
Those who speak of “humane meat" are referring to the living conditions of animals; they do not account for the fear they experience when betrayed, their terror during shipping, or the horrors of their slaughter.

When it comes to dairy:
Most vegetarians don't realize that there is far more animal suffering in a cheese omelet than there is in any steak. Most people are unaware of the cycle of violence (rape, confinement, kidnapping, and infanticide) that is the standard industry practice required to steal the breast milk and eggs of another species.

Sadly, it’s not just the farmed animals that suffer from our animal-based diets. Animal agriculture is a leading cause of habitat loss, wildlife depletion, and mass extinction worldwide.... not to mention the decline of human health. The proteins in animal-derived dairy cause as much cancer as smoking cigarettes; and fat and cholesterol in animal products is the major contributor to heart disease, our nation’s number one killer.

Now that you know why eating a plant-strong diet might be for you, you might want to know how to do it.
Vegans Rock Montana can help you find like-minded friends in your community - and check out our Discussions Page to enjoy and share your favorite recipes (https://www.meetup.com/Vegans-Rock-Montana/messages/boards/)!

The Great News:
It's easier than ever to go veg.
Every grocery store you’ve ever been in has an enormous vegan section…
(it’s called the produce department!)
But seriously, in Livingston and Bozeman, we are SO lucky to have soooo many fabulous organic and vegan items at great prices, at Town and Country Foods.

The Live and Let Livingston Potluck meets at 4:30pm on the Second Sunday of every month at the Park County Senior Center (https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountySeniorCenter/). We share DELICIOUS FOOD, vegan cookbooks, recipes, information, and have a 5-minute food demo at 4:45pm. Plates, silverware, napkins, cups, coffee, and tea are provided at our potluck. Each month there is an (optional) fun theme, and usually 4-5 dozen people attend. There are often several gluten-free and raw options, along with traditional favorites, and of course… cupcakes!

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EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
**You don't have to be vegan, but THE FOOD DOES.**
Bring a 100% plant-based dish (free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin).
Don't want to cook? That's OK - just bring something to drink!
For the benefit of those with serious food allergies, please bring a copy of your recipe or a list of all ingredients used.

Sign Up (http://mordamart.com/letlivingston.shtml) for our monthly recipe email.

Join these Montana vegan groups online:

Helena Vegan Potluck (https://www.meetup.com/Plant-Based-Helena-Sustainable-Humane-Living/)

Kalispell Plant-Wise

Live and Let Livingston (https://www.facebook.com/Live-and-Let-Livingston-233773467383/)

Missoula Vegans (https://www.facebook.com/groups/548012048660879/)

Montana Vegans (https://www.facebook.com/groups/243613612481577/)

Plant-Powered 406 in Bozeman (https://www.facebook.com/Plant-Powered-406-273393246133323/)

Vegan in Billings (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609257792428565/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Helena vegan tea meet-up

Murry's

Come on down to enjoy the delicious vegan cakes and other goodies at Murry's, chat with fellow local vegans or learn more about veganism. Attendees don't have to be vegan, but they all need to be respectful of one another's lifestyle choices. There will be a little "vegan meet-up" sign on the table so you will know which table to sit at.

Live and Let Livingston celebrates Fast Food

Park County Senior Center

optional theme: Fast Food! Everyone is welcome; attendees don’t have to be vegan - but the food does. Delicious food, educational resources, and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and most of all, the animals. Paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and warming trays are provided, along with hot tea, coffee, and non-dairy cream. Anywhere from 2-4 dozen people attend and there are usually several gluten-free and raw dishes offered, along with the inevitable… cupcakes! For more information or cruelty-free recipes, join Live and Let Livingston on Facebook and Vegans Rock Montana on MeetUp.com or call Bonnie Goodman at[masked] to be added to the monthly recipe email list. • What to bring Bring a friend, and a 100% plant-based dish, free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin (or bring a drink to share). For the benefit of those with food allergies, please bring your recipe or a list of all ingredients used. • Important to know Everyone is welcome! You don't have to be vegan, but the food does.

Helena vegan tea meet-up

Murry's

Come on down to enjoy the delicious vegan cakes and other goodies at Murry's, chat with fellow local vegans or learn more about veganism. Attendees don't have to be vegan, but they all need to be respectful of one another's lifestyle choices. There will be a little "vegan meet-up" sign on the table so you will know which table to sit at.

Live and Let Livingston celebrates National Hot Dog Month

Park County Senior Center

optional theme: Celebrate National Month! Try Field Roast Frankfurters, Smart Food Hot Dogs, or Tofurky Sausages - or make your own! Everyone is welcome; attendees don’t have to be vegan - but the food does. Bring a 100% Plant-based dish! Delicious food, educational resources, and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and most of all, the animals. Paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and warming trays are provided, along with hot tea, coffee, and non-dairy cream. Anywhere from 2-4 dozen people attend and there are usually several gluten-free and raw dishes offered, along with the inevitable… cupcakes! For more information or cruelty-free recipes, join Live and Let Livingston on Facebook and Vegans Rock Montana on MeetUp.com or call Bonnie Goodman at[masked] to be added to the monthly recipe email list. • What to bring Bring a friend, and a 100% plant-based dish, free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin (or bring a drink to share). For the benefit of those with food allergies, please bring your recipe or a list of all ingredients used. • Important to know Everyone is welcome! You don't have to be vegan, but the food does.

Past events (226)

Live and Let Livingston says Free The Glutens!

Park County Senior Center

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