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    My Vegan Story:
    I went vegan after meeting a woman at a wedding that was being catered by a BBQ place. She wasn't eating anything so I inquired why. Over the next couple hours, she introduced me to veganism and I went vegetarian the next day. Over the following month, I researched, purchased cookbooks and generally became informed. That was 4 years ago and it was the best decision I've ever made.
    My Vegan Story:
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    My Vegan Story:
    Animals rule
    My Vegan Story:
    Began pescetarian 3 years earlier when I realized I loved all animals and it was not like it was a decision but rather an awakening to my love for them and stopped eating land animals that day. A year or so later I notched it down to vegetarian and then finally to vegan. I give the dog in my life full credit for making me aware of how all animals deserve to live their full lives and were not meant to die for us to eat. Also, I must credit a few documentaries that shared the truth...
    My Vegan Story:
    My husband and I watched What The Health and immediately we were plant based. We had our three young teens watch it the next morning. We homeschool so this was educational and we told them to do research after watching it and then they can make the choice of whether a plant base diet is the best for them. We never want them to say we forced them into anything. after the documentary they all cleaned out our pantry, fridge, and freezer and we went grocery shopping. Four days later my husband and I watched Earthlings...that morning, my husband said he could never be vegan because he loves his leather jacket. Well after we watched Earthlings, he didn't say a word. He got up, took his jacket out of the closet and said, with tears running down his face "I will NEVER wear this again". He gave it to Good Will and he threw away his leather wallet. our oldest son found vegan leather wallets for them. We didn't let the kids watch Earthlings but I would try and tell them about it and every time, all I could do was cry. That was enough for them. We did buy the video so that if at any time they want to watch it they can. Our oldest son who is now almost 18, he graduated from college 2 weeks ago, but in one of his classes, the semester after becoming vegan, he did a report and presentation about it. the whole class was crying and his professor finally told him he could be done. He got an A. After class he was bombarded in the all with questions from his classmate from all different ages and walks of life. That was a very proud moment for this mama. This last semester in his ethics class, his professor knew he was vegan and for the final oral debate, his group had to defend why animal test good. The professor is also vegan and told my son that he put him in this group on purpose. My husband and I didn't know anything about this until after the it was over. He said everyone in the class was supposed to stay quite during all speeches and not even clap. He got up there and said, in short "Without animal testing, our would would be in ruins because if the radioactive spider didn't bite Peter Parker, then the Green Goblin would have destroyed the world". He said the class erupted in clapping and laughing. The professor just looked at him, ginned and nodded his head. He received and A for that one too. So we are vegan for the animals and we have never looked back. We owned a very successful bakery for 10 years making those big beautiful cakes that you see on TV, we were not on TV even though everyone told me I need to be. We closed down the business the day after we watched Earthiings. It was a no brainer. I wasn't going to purchase animal products anymore. We still had orders on the schedule for the following year and I full filled those orders but I didn't take any new orders. The business was officially closed and out of business August 2018 but I still get weekly calls of people begging me to make their cakes. and I politely tell them no. We have learned so much in the past two years. We started a new business, vegan candles, 100% made in the USA, nontoxic, etc., and after 8 month of research and development, we launched April of 2018 and when we go to markets, shows, events etc. we get to meet and educate people about veganism and why our candles are vegan, what we stand for, why we are vegan and they get to see that vegans are not assholes like the world make them out to be lol well, some are but you have those in every group. People love our product and what we stand for. Our customers keep coming back wether they find us at an event that is listed on our online calendar or by ordering on our website. We were even on a lot of Christmas lists this past Christmas so that was kind of cool. When our kids are grown and able to be on their own, in about 2 years, my husband and I are going to RV full time and travel our country going to markets, events, shows, etc. vegan and non vegan to meet new people, educate, and sell our candles. but for right now we stick with the few states that are in a 9hr driving distance. This is our story. I can't wait to see how it grows over the years.
    My Vegan Story:
    Went veg after investigating stockyards in Toronto in the early 80’s then went vegan after someone I had just met at a 1985 Vegan potluck for animal activists said to me “ you don’t believe in killing animals just abusing and exploiting them” after he found out I still drank cow milk. A statement I couldn’t ignore, a few minutes later Inmade the conscious choice with a conscience, in 1984 few people knew what the word ‘vegan”meant.
    My Vegan Story:
    I am a cancer survivor and veganism saved my life! I am organizer of Augusta GA Animal Save and Climate Save AGS and AV Augusta GA BEAR WITNESS WITH US
    My Vegan Story:
    I don’t really have a story. I’m not even sure why I transitioned but I do know that I feel better physically and mentally and I’m never going back.
    My Vegan Story:
    I became vegetarian ten years prior to becoming vegan. I became vegan for ethical reasons.
    My Vegan Story:
    Vegetarian since birth (thanks to parents) and become vegan after watching documentary on Dairy Industry practices in 2006.
    My Vegan Story:
    I had been vegetarian for about 5+ years & my younger sister took me to a Cube of Truth. There was no turning back for me. That changed me forever. I choose to be vegan for ethical & compassion reasons.