Reviews and Commentary

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

I'm actually glad to see ads like this. It's nice to see the potential for society's view to change. But I'm sad to see it's posted by Peta. I feel like many people will be turned away by that.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

Woah! What city did you find this?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

Well, "why eating meat is unethical" is somewhat separate from the more legitimate question: "is it right to kill animals for food?". The former feels clickbaity, hence the google results, while the latter usually return more serious discussions regarding veganism.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

Not strange at all. If you were a crumbling industry, you'd be attempting damage control too.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

I agree with most of the folks in this thread that suggest you're giving up too easily. There will come a point in your life with parents, and this goes for anyone, not just you, where you have to take a stand.

If you yourself believe you need to be dependent on them, outside of housing, then that is a different case. But if you can survive without their baby-ing you, then this is the time you need to take a stand for something you believe in.

This isn't about having a fight or an argument, just be real, be honest, and if it is important to you, you should not give it up, and yes, not this easily.

It would be a shame if this is the reason you decide to start eating dead animals again.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

Spot the Victim:

✔Vegan: I chose to eat vegan
☐Omni: I don't

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:11

Yay! Now Starbucks just need to get in on offering coconut whip for their frappuccinos and I'll be a happy (sugared up) camper!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:56

Looks delicious! Your dog is beautiful!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:56

I realize that I am quite possibly the only person on this sub that cares about things like sugar content, but just for shits and giggles could someone post the back label, or at least say how much sugar is in it?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:56

No palm oil though right?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

You lucky guy!

I'm in Toronto and missed him for every speech.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

He looks like he's been getting those greens haha

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

I was walking around campus the other day (actually about to leave to head across town for James’s speech), and noticed a Cube of Truth outside. Of course it caught my attention as I was happy they were doing this at Ryerson, and I was pulled in by a horrible video of pigs struggling in a gas chamber before getting their throats slit. All of a sudden I hear an Australian accent behind me, “How are you doing, mate?” and I turned around and it’s the very man I was on my way to go listen to, approaching *me* to give me a personal one-on-one discussion of all this! I can never describe the look on his face right when I told him I was already vegan and wanted to be just like him :’)

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

They look like cake donuts which is the best kind of donuts.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

These look so good. I'm going to try to make them for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

I love this!! Turkeys are fucking awesome. I love how they walk like royalty.

I volunteer at a local vegan sanctuary that is home of ~80 rescued farm animals, one being a turkey named Mr. T.
The owner of the farm is a therapist that incorporates the animals into her sessions, and Mr. T helps a lot of sexual abuse victims. The owner explained it as a good way to set and learn boundaries.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

I think this is the first time I've actually looked at a turkey properly and yes, they're really quite impressive and pretty. And absolutely enormous.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

That’s amazing! So glad you made the switch!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

I don't have a white sauce recipe, but I really like the engine2diet recipes! Neurotic mommy's one pot vegan Alfredo fettuccine is amazing though! And thanks it's been a good ride so far. I just graduated from college about 6 months ago and I'm thinner and in better shape than I have been in 5 years. At my heaviest I was at 220 and now I'm down to 183!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Congratulations!! I'm planning to go vegan soon, I'm still transitioning from a pescetarian to a vegetarian diet whilst avoiding dairy. Hopefully it'd be easier when the kitchen in my house is set up, then I could prep my own meals!! Exciting 😊 Thank you for sharing your story!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Thanks for sharing. It was really nice reading your story. And congratulations for being able to change your mind in such a short period of time. You must be blessed. And don’t worry about falling off, that feeling you mentioned about feeling ill by just thinking about eating animal stuff only gets stronger with time. Rock on!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Happy for you :)

Thank you for going vegan <3

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Thank YOU for being rationally receptive to the concept. 😀

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Yes! Way to go! I’ve found it helpful to follow vegan Instagrams and join vegan fb groups as a daily reminder. I hope you stick with it!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

They day you go vegna is the day you look into it seriously it seems :D

Watch earthlings if you ever feel like animal products, that'll steer you away pretty quick, thanks for sharing the compassion
Cheers!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Just adding my congratulations and compliments... Good for you! Quick question: have you noticed changes in your digestion, health or energy?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Awesome! I miss that feeling of it all clicking into place. Hope you stick at it!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

1 month from anti-vegan to vegan...this gives me more motivation to never shutup about the cause. Thanks!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

>I thought you guys were animal rights nutters and I honestly believed that you couldn’t live healthily as a vegan.

I can totally relate to that. I remember thinking that I should go vegetarian, but I was thinking "but not vegan though, I mean those ppl are crazy."

But nah, it's not crazy, it's the right thing to do if you're able to do it (and I am). Also it's sooo much easier than I thought. It's not just salads and raw veggies, there's so many great things I eat now. My meal plans for my family are actually like 25 times better.

Thank you for having an open mind to these things, so many people just shut down and won't even listen. You're awesome for at least listening and then later making your mind up to try it out. I wish you success!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Thanks for joining us animal rights nutters! Glad to have you with us, great post

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Nice! I used to think you had to eat meat with every meal...now it's so easy to go without. Everything I've made so far - lasagna, burgers, sweet potato fries, tacos, pizza, chili, pad Thai - has been amazing and I haven't even thought about going back. And I lost 35 pounds. It's like a cheat code for life honestly

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

So proud of my dad. He already didn't eat much meat, and definitely had some issues with veganism. I honestly wasn't expecting him to say this to me one day, just comes to show that becoming a vegan does help.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Awesome! What did he watch?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Does "wild" mean dogs and horses are still okay?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

My partner has created this petition which I think is really important. Any UK vegans, if you wouldn't mind giving it a read and signing!

"Whilst talking to a colleague recently, I was shocked to hear that wild animals (such as camels and zebras) are still being used in circuses - right here in Bristol and across England. I haven't been to a circus since I was a child and naively assumed we'd outlawed the practice.

Keeping wild animals in cages, before forcing them to perform tricks for our entertainment is cruel and archaic - and has no place in a modern, animal-loving society."

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Wait...what?!

How is a tart or pie ever not vegan? It's fruits, sugar and lots of flour... 0_o

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Good lord, it looks so good !

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Brrrruuuu have you tried nutritional yeast on your avocado toast ? It's a game changer

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

My boyfriend and I like to play "how much would this fancy looking breakfast that took 30 minutes to make and costs less than $3 a person cost in a restaurant?" with our weekend brunches... Pretty sure a tofu scramble with avocado toast and breakfast potatoes and a mimosa is like, $35.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Avocado toast is constantly the most overpriced item on any breakfast or lunch menu. It blows my mind. And, yet, I've ordered it before.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Haha yeah. It makes me so sad/mad to see ridiculous prices for food that costs so much less than standard fare!

On the other hand, it makes me feel like royalty when I make it myself and have delicious food for about $1. Most of that from the avocado.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Hahahahaha this is SO cute! I love it!!! That took some talent too!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Pretty sure it isn't vegan if there's chicken in it... ^^^/s

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

This is so cute! Both the chicken and the label :D

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

I live in Germany too and one of the first things I did with 18 was moving out. Nevertheless it was - and still is - a huge issue for me to deal with my family and the habits I got while I grow up with them. Since many years I have this thoughts in my head about changing my nutrition and live healthier, but couldn't take this step in front of my friends or family. I don't really know why, maybe fear, maybe feeling judged and I didn't really want to discuss about my choice all the time. Now I'm 27 and made it only to a vegetarian nutrition. It's still annoying on Christmas and other holidays to listen to the damn comments. I don't want to argue about my body but I'm arguing a lot with myself trying to break the bad habits and thought patterns. Now I try the next step with no eggs and as much dairy free products as I can.

Much bla bla. What I want to do say is, that I understand your decision. Just want to remind you that eating is a habit too and if you archived to eat vegetarian or vegan, you should try to keep it at any cost. It could point out to be hard to change this habit later. The "fight" with your family won't be over after you moved out. It will be a topic at every family reunion if you have almost the same type of family like me.
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Ps: Sry for mistakes

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

It seems like your family is not supportive at all and that you're alone in all this. It must be difficult for you. Perhaps try showing them a couple of videos or infographics on nutrition and the like. Otherwise try to get them to respect that you are grown enough to make your own dietary choices. Also, is it possible to prep your own meals or eat out?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

That must suck; I hope you get back on track soon, family relations can be difficult sometimes.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Stay strong and keep your beliefs close to your heart. You’ll eventually get your own life under control. Wishing you the best of luck with that.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Uhh. Yeah. You dont have to listen to these people. Only you know what's best for you.

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:41

Wtf...thats against the law.
Where are you from btw?