CategoryVeganism

How to Go Vegan: A SIMPLE Step-By-Step Guide

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You’ve decided to try and go vegan, and that’s awesome. But it’s also not easy. The first few months after going vegan for me felt weird. It feels a lot like when you’re traveling to a new place and don’t speak the language well – you feel lost. And it’s bloody uncomfortable. Any time you make several big changes in your life it’s going to be. While it’s going to be a...

Why Are Vegans So Mean and Angry?

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Aggressive, pushy, pretentious, judgemental… If you asked me to describe vegans just 2 years ago, these words all would have come to mind. Now that I’ve gone vegan, it’s much easier to see and understand the 2 opposing sides. Hopefully I can shed some light into why some vegans are so mean and/or angry. Consider Selection Bias I’d like to ask you a question. How many vegans do you know...

Are Insects Considered Animals? (Is Killing a Fly Vegan?)

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Insects are arthropods, which are animals. They have animal cells, they have a form of a nervous system, and ingest food to get energy. So in the simplest and most direct sense of the question, insects are of course animals. If that’s all you were after here, there’s your answer. But a related question that is interesting is whether or harming (killing or eating) insects is okay for a...

The best places for vegans to live in the United States

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This was an interesting question to try and answer. Life is much more enjoyable (if you eat out often), it there are vegan restaurants around, or at least restaurants with vegan options. Here’s the best approach I could come up with: First, compile a list of the biggest cities in the United States (Wikipedia gave me a nice list of just over 300). Then, scrape the number of results in Google for:...

The Complete Guide to Vegan Wall Paint

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When I first went vegan, I never would have imagined that some wall paint would not be vegan. But here we are… There’s 3 main reasons that paint may not be vegan: It can contain dairy products, usually milk protein as a binder. Many use beeswax as a binder. They test the paint on animals – This can include testing putting the paint on animals skin, but also forcing ingestion. Here’s...