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Jean H.


Del Mar, CA
Hometown: San Diego

Member since:

September 3, 2012

How did you hear about the San Diego Vegans?

Kindness. Be a good example of right living. No preaching. Participate in Vegan Outreach. Education!

What motivated you to join this MeetUp group?

I like participating in community events.

If you had to choose, which of these do you care the most about? Animal welfare, your health, the planet, or humanitarian efforts?

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.

How would you label yourself when it comes to lifestyle and nutrition? (Vegan, vegetarian, plant-based foodie, vegan-curious, omnivore, locavore, etc.)

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.

If you've already "Gone Vegan", why'd you do it? If you're considering "Going Vegan", what's inspiring you consider making the decision?

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.


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