Vegan Since :
01/01/1990
My Vegan Story :
I slowly transitioned to being WFPB/Vegan after attending many NHA health conferences and reading books on Natural Hygiene. I witnessed remarkable health recovery with my young daughter and myself. After being in this lifestyle for over 25 years, I retired from my corporate career and became the Executive Director of the National Health Association which was founded in 1948 as a non profit to promote a Vegan/WFPB lifestyle. www.healthscience.org
Vegan Since :
09/04/1984
My Vegan Story :
I'm a professional vegan chef 30yrs and motivational coach/speaker. I created the 1st plantbased meals service call Veg-In-Out in 1992 and the 1st plantbased craft services call Healthy Hollywood 2013. I currently promote positivity with love Strong USA. We spread love and unity by posting motivational signs all across American ❤️.
Let's all work together to create a compassionate world with unity, equality and love.
Vegan Since :
09/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
For years I suffered from severe menses pain. After going to several doctors and not finding any help I started looking online for others that were experiencing similar problems. I came across a site with hundreds of women talking about dairy and how taking it out of their diet made huge changes for them. I had been an on again off again vegetarian for decades and thought I'd give it a try. After a few months my whole world changed. After taking all animal products out of my life not only did my problems dissappear, but I also learned the truth about what happens to the animals that end up on our plates. My life is now dedicated to helping others come to the same realizations by speaking up for those who have no voice.

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Vegan Since :
07/21/2014
My Vegan Story :
I was vegetarian for 7 years, 1971-1978 because I believed it was important to living a spiritual life, and learned all nutrition . I gradually went back to eating animals except for cow's flesh. Yet vegetarian food remained a favorite. In spring of 2014, on Facebook I found a protest against a "pig rassle" by an animal rights group in Wisconsin (USA). These are like rodeos but for pigs, and in big mud pits. I was horrified by the cruelty, magnified because it was sponsored by a church. Through this protest I came across undercover videos of animal agriculture that shocked and disgusted me. I dove into researching more and very quickly went vegan, within a week. I learned about the many solutions offered by veganism to some of the most crucial, pervasive issues of our time. For me, living vegan is aligning my actions with the deepest values we all hold dear. It's about respecting all lives and being caregivers of the eatth.
During the first couple of vears, my advocacy was often driven by the outrage I felt in response to the inherent cruelty of all forms of commodifying sentient beings. Then I started a vegan food outreach business. BotaniCuisine. As my advocacy continued to evolve, I realized how important it is to build bridges of understanding, extending respect to those we want to reach yet maintaining an honest, uncompromising message.
Vegan Since :
01/14/2023
My Vegan Story :
I’m starting my vegan journey today! I’m ready to walk a spiritual path
Vegan Since :
11/12/2011
My Vegan Story :
In 2020 I was graciously given the title of “PETA Prime’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50.” for that year. I had almost not applied. I don’t seek attention in life, but I felt it was my duty to show up and share my experiences with the world, aiming to shatter myths and advocate for animals. I sent my application to PETA at the last minute and was honored to be selected as the winner—although I believe all vegans are winners!

When I started this journey in 2011, I never would have imagined that I’d be looking back on these major milestones:

In 1996, my mother gave me a book about vegetarianism, which immediately led me to stop eating meat and move away from my unconsciously speciesist lifestyle.

I moved from Türkiye (Turkey) to the U.S. in 1998, after singing as a soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Istanbul, under the direction of American conductor William Thomas.

In 2004, I discovered my true baritone voice after training as a tenor for years at three different conservatories, which began my transformational journey.

I confidently and joyfully went vegan in 2011 after reading vegan triathlete Brendan Brazier’s Thrive. This decision dramatically fueled every aspect of my life.

It 2012, I began functional bodyweight training at home, which initiated my surprising physical transformation.

I formulated my vocal method, The Vocathletic System, in 2019 and added “athlete” to my credentials.

In 2020, shortly after the PETA Prime contest, I removed all oil from my diet and soon after started a whole food vegan diet.

In 2021, I became fully raw vegan.

And then I was the guest in three great interviews:
1- “Opera Singer Goes Vegan, Gets Massive Muscles” with Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room Podcast by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), founded by Dr. Neal Barnard.

2- “Bülent Güneralp’s Transformation Debunks Vocal, Athletic, Nutritional Myths” with Chef AJ.

3- “An Update on Food Is Climate” with Glen Merzer, hosted by Climate Healers, founded by Dr. Sailesh Rao.

Today I am an activist and an opera singer who ended up looking like a bodybuilder—solely as the result of eating plants, maintaining daily full-body functional training (no lifting weights or going to a gym), and as the byproduct of my extraordinary vocal journey.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
When I saw photos of cows going to the slaughterhouse.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2023
My Vegan Story :
I would like to regenerate inner tune, with my spiritual self, fill my power more.
Vegan Since :
01/16/2020
My Vegan Story :
I used to be eat meat and animal products until 3 years ago when I took part at a book study. The book was A Plea for The Animals, by Matthieu Ricard. Since reading that book I became a vegan instantly and inspired my wife, parents and sister to to the same. Now I am an activist with different animal welfare organizations and own a services and media business focused on growing the vegan and cruelty-free market in Brazil.
Vegan Since :
12/29/2017
My Vegan Story :
I struggled with health issues for a really long time, especially hormonal acne and bloating.
No matter what I tried, nothing worked. I then stumbled across the vegan diet and I saw images of animal agriculture that broke my heart.
I decided to go vegan over night and since then have been helping women to become their healthiest vegan selves!
Vegan Since :
01/08/2023
My Vegan Story :
I want to do my part.
Vegan Since :
06/24/2019
My Vegan Story :
Pete Reimann fervently adopted a vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons in June of 2019, after being prompted by a random 'animal-rights outreach' video to ponder the question, "What do you value higher; taste pleasure or the life of an innocent animal?" Although he clicked on the video to make fun of vegans, his response was to adopt a vegan lifestyle on the spot. He was tired of living as a hypocrite, choosing his own taste-pleasure over the lives of animals he claimed to respect. He made the conscious decision to watch his first standard-legal practice slaughterhouse footage 3 days later, which provoked him to take action for the animals.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2010
My Vegan Story :
Going vegan was one of the best decisions of my life. ❤️
Vegan Since :
11/15/2014
My Vegan Story :
I'm just here to see if I can find a vegan dating app - as I'm searching for the one and only Alicia Silverstone.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
I went vegan 6 years ago, after opening my eyes to the horrors of all animal farming, not just killing animals for meat. Every animal is a sentient being with all of the feelings that we experience! They mustn't be milked, or imprisoned for their eggs, or plucked, or sheared, etc. Becoming vegan was an awakening, even after 24 years of vegetarianism. The benefits to the animals and my own health were clear, but another thing I learned so much about was the benefit to the environment. If everyone went vegan, we'd be well on our way to saving the planet!
Vegan Since :
01/08/2020
My Vegan Story :
I opted for a vegan lifestyle a few years ago after my Dad suffered a heart attack and I wanted to dive more into health, I then learnt about the animal abuse and environmental factors.
I am now the Community Manager for @sprout.ae. We are a kids nutrition company in the UAE, serving science-backed healthy plant-based food to kids and promoting one plant-based meal a day. We have an app about to launch which will serve as a dietitian in parents pockets. Helping them make better food choices for their children, backed by some of the leading plant-based pediatric dietitians. All in the aim of getting children to eat more plants, more fiber and reduce lifestyle diseases in later life with proper education so you don't have to be a scientist to understand a nutrition fact label! We are reaching out to global vegan communities such as yourself to get as much support as we can to make plant-based living the norm for the future generation! Please feel free to reach out to me for more information and to see how we could collaborate with you. Thanks so much in advance for reading.
Vegan Since :
12/24/2022
My Vegan Story :
I’m a returning vegan. My mother is a 50yr vegan and in wonderful condition, so I’m returning to my roots.
Vegan Since :
12/01/2022
My Vegan Story :
I am a new vegan and I realize how important it is to get support from the community.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
Vegan 3 yrs
Vegan Since :
12/12/2022
My Vegan Story :
Beginning full vegan journey to reverse disease
Vegan Since :
12/15/1988
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan 35 years ago after I found out what happened to dairy cows. I also lost my heart disease, my cancer, my obesity, and my pre diabetes by eating a whole food plant exclusive diet. Now I teach Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Classes under Dr. Neal Barnard. I mostly teach Cancer Survival and Prevention and Reversing Diabetes. I have a 30 Day Vegan Health Watch Program under my business, VeganMentor. I founded Sacramento Vegan Society with over 5,000 members.I am an avid animal rights activist and I created Sacramento Animal Rights Group and Sacramento Animal Save. I work with PETA and DXE.
Vegan Since :
12/11/2022
My Vegan Story :
I was vegan curious for many years, but it wasn’t until I began experiencing serious health problems that I dedicated myself to a vegan lifestyle. Although health was my initial driving force, I now find that animal cruelty is my chief motivation for continuing on this path. I’m very nearly obsessed with vegan. And I like it that way.
Vegan Since :
05/31/2014
My Vegan Story :
I saw factory farmed undercover investigation footage many years ago and thought it was horrific how we treat animals. I went vegetarian a few times, then went vegan a few times, then slowly started getting into activism—and now my life is devoted to helping end factory farming and help animals in other ways. Going vegan and getting into the movement was one of the best things I've done with my life!
Vegan Since :
01/01/1998
My Vegan Story :
Have always been vegan at heart, but went vegan 6 years ago after watching Earthlings. I dedicate my life to spare as many lives as possible from carnists, I came to the conclusion that making a web agency and using the profit to fund activists was the most effective way, or by directly creating vegan web apps to facilitate people doing activism or going vegan.

Currently looking for a web designer and a backend developer.
Vegan Since :
11/28/2022
My Vegan Story :
Recent heart disease diagnosis has brought me here.
Vegan Since :
10/30/2022
My Vegan Story :
I have flirted with the vegan life style for the past couple years. October 30, 2022 a lightbulb switched on and I started eating a full plant based diet. It is amazing and I feel so good, I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I lived in pain everyday for 12 years. I have no more pain! Im feeling great!
Vegan Since :
05/15/2015
My Vegan Story :
I didn't know about veganism but was considering becoming a vegetarian and started researching online. After watching YouTubers, reading articles and watching all the documentaries, I became vegan in one week. Now I am working for a vegan marketing agency and a vegan NGO to help animals in my career 🙂
Vegan Since :
11/17/2022
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan 15years ago after reading book 1 of the Ringing Cedars Series written by Vladimir Megre.
Vegan Since :
11/16/1967
My Vegan Story :
As a vegan chef, cooking class instructor and vegan recipe developer it is my mission to inspire both professional cooks and homecooks, bakers and pastry enthousiasts to explore all vegan culinary possibilities. We teach online classes worldwide, and live cooking classes and Masterclasses in Europe.
Vegan Since :
12/28/2010
My Vegan Story :
My 5 year old nephew was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago. His mom was in nursing school and had a professor ask if she'd looked into the role of diet in cancer. She started reading books and suggested I read The China Study. We did a 10-day trial and my cholesterol dropped 50 points. That was all it took. My family of 4 made the transition, and this year my book about our transition and a quick guide for people to do it themselves, 'For Fork's Sake: A Quick Guide to Healing Yourself and the Planet Through a Plant-Based Diet' was released!
Vegan Since :
09/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
ey! I’m Rebecca the creator of Veggies Abroad. During the pandemic, like so many people, I took time to re-evaluate my career — I wanted to find a way to align it with my ethics in hopes of making this world a tiny bit kinder.

But I struggled to find a fit.

So, what does any college-educated person do during a global pandemic? Well, they leave their full-time career of 15 years and start a vegan travel blog, of course!

Initially, I thought this would just help me pivot my career, but it's turned into much more. The blog focuses on showcasing mouthwatering lineups of vegan food, action-packed travel guides, tips, and everything else a veggie-traveler would need!

On top of that, it has forced me to learn many new skills — SEO, digital marketing, Word Press — and improve others — writing, communication, and PR. All of which helped me launch an array of consulting services. I hope to use my skills to amplify the voices of ethical businesses and organizations making a difference in the world. Maybe that could be yours?
Vegan Since :
10/15/2014
My Vegan Story :
I had always been a huge animal lover and tried "to cut down" eating meat for several years with "meatless mondays" and other feel-good-not-good-enough methods. Finally in my early twenties I committed to being vegan a full month and see how it fits me. It was perfect. Not only I felt better both physically and emotionally, my lifestyle improved. I started to cook more, be more mindful what I shop, where I eat, try new restaurants and recipes and I never looked back and never hesitated that it wouldn't have been the perfect choice.
Vegan Since :
12/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
I was experimenting with veganism until I watched the Gamechangers documentary. I decided to go from plant-based to vegan.
Vegan Since :
08/13/1989
My Vegan Story :
One summer day in 1989, my then-fiance and I wanted to take a day trip to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen. We did not expect that day to begin our vegan journey, in fact, we planned to go to Burger King for lunch afterward. Already, animal lovers, it was not surprising. But, like most people, we needed to be exposed to the truth and awakened from the meat matrix. Over time our vegan journey grew into a true lifestyle and I can't imagine existing any other way. What a beautiful fateful day that was.
Vegan Since :
01/01/1981
My Vegan Story :
I stopped eating animals as a peaceful protest against the US involvement in the Vietnam War.
I read Gandhi's writings that "If you want to stop men from killing men ... first you have to stop men from killing animals."
Vegan Since :
11/10/2022
My Vegan Story :
I don’t have a story yet but I’m hopeing to have one soon
Vegan Since :
11/07/2022
My Vegan Story :
I became a Vegetarian overnight after reading Diet for a Small Planet in the late 70’s. …… followed by becoming Vegan and now at a vibrantly healthy 80 year old, I call myself a Whole Food Plant Based person. I have chosen this life style for 3 important reasons.
1. My love for all animals
2. My great concern for the health of the planet
3. My desire to live the most vibrantly healthy life, drug free that I can.

I am still working in my Decorative painting business and now starting a new chapter as a Vitality Coach…..helping people transition to a healthier way of living. I have been following and studying this topic for the last 30 years and people are asking me what is my secret for my vitality and energy. It is not my genetic makeup but the food choices, I make, the thoughts that I focus on, moving my body and my spiritual practice of meditation.

I am excited to have found this wonderful community!
Connie
Vegan Since :
11/29/2019
My Vegan Story :
I am a psychotraumatologist and have seen mentally ill humans chained to concrete walls (just like cows) in several countries of the world. I have worked with survivors of rape/impregnation held captive in prison (war) camps, in trafficking situations or child pornography when pregnant having their babies taken away to to be sold (just like cows). Even rebells eating human flesh grilled over campfire (smells just like meat). I have worked with survivors of torture which is extremely horrifying and so similar to what we do your fellow animals. Humans can be incredible cruel. We do not have the right to hold another being captive, exploit them, make them suffer in the worst ways and kill them, just as we do with our fellow human beings. Our NGO vivo international works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual, the family as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict for the development of peaceful, human rights-based, societal ways of living. Vegan living is a fundamental way to stop violence.
Vegan Since :
11/06/2022
My Vegan Story :
I’ve been whole food plant based for 4 years after starting out as vegetarian in July 2016
Vegan Since :
06/17/2020
My Vegan Story :
Vegetarian for 33 years, and attempted vegan off and on and due to different information available at that time, I had attempted to combine certain types of food for full protein. Now with the plant based evidence, there is absolutely no need for that. I had been fairly healthy, but had no idea about the impact of dairy. I had very clean arteries, was healthy, did yoga, walked and sometimes had fish, as that was supposed to be healthy. After contracting what would be considered a mild case of Coronavirus in early 2020, right after it had been discovered, no one really knew what was happening. Back then it was thought to be attacking the lungs, but contracted more from surfaces. At any rate, I had also started investigating diet, and really having these lock downs and working from home, never really going out except maybe to shop, gave me the time to investigate. I then saw Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy, multiple movies exposing the Meat and Dairy Industry. And really was floored at how many animals we murder mercilessly. I was just shocked. I saw the lies exposed. Once you wake up, you cannot un-see or un-know the truth. Your perspective shifts. Then of course the whole climate change issue. So, it basically changed me forever. I really need at this point to connect with like-minded people. I am in the South, where meat is just a way of life. Plus we have the divisive politics, also driven by corporate American, who own the media, who drive wedges and politicize everything. I really, really love these interview on Vegan Linked. Most of these people I am totally connected with in believes. I'm a psychologist, and am thinking along the lines of mental health outcomes for vegans and balance as well. I appreciate all you have done and all vegans have done to expose the propaganda perpetrated by all these industries. I really want to move and am thinking of going to Mexico, where about 20 % of people are vegan or vegetarian, just to find a like minded group. Thank you once again, as Vegan Linked is really kind of a life line, as so many other channels I have found on You Tube.
Vegan Since :
11/04/2022
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
10/04/1976
My Vegan Story :
artist / musician / maker of organic cannabis clothing born and raised primarily whole food plant based vegan - have enjoyed 47 years of vibrant health and feel better than ever! have been an advocate of going vegan for health, the animals and the planet most of my existence and have guided many to this lifestyle... so thrilled to see how far it has come via sites like these!
Vegan Since :
09/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
At 58 a love for animals led me back to living as a vegan There were 4 failed attempts (from age 14 to 2005), all health-driven, each about a year long, and each ending because I felt I was inconveniencing those who cooked for me. In 2019 my biology students asked whether my love of animals had made me vegan. I was fermenting milk kefir then, and the question made me ponder long and hard. The next day I told my partner I would no longer eat animal products, and he was very supportive. COVID lockdown gave me time to learn to make my own food, so I’m never inconveniencing anyone else with my food choice. I’m a full-time wildlife and landscape painter, but 25 years in education (teaching biology) and 6 years as a chiropractor still had not readied me for the amazing health benefits that followed this last move back to the lifestyle that most suits me. Now I’m an evangelist!
Vegan Since :
11/01/2022
My Vegan Story :
Started a farm sanctuary and once you look into the eyes of innocent your life will forever be changed.
Vegan Since :
09/05/2014
My Vegan Story :
Doctor wanted to put me on statin to lower cholesterol which was 240. I watched Forks Over Knives and that convinced me to go plant based. Thirty days later, at age 75 I had a mild stroke. Tests showed that my cholesterol had dropped to 133 in that 30 days eating a plant based diet. Question is did the diet cause the stroke or would I have had it anyway? Nevertheless I have stayed on diet and lost weight, blood pressure dropped below 120/80 resting pulse rate is 47 and blood tests have been perfect.
Vegan Since :
04/20/2017
My Vegan Story :
On April 18, 2017, I saw an article by Marc Bekoff called "Human Behavior Toward Animals Hasn’t Caught Up to the Science" shared in my Facebook news feed by Science of Us (now called The Cut). As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Nope! I'm not gonna read that because I know if I do I'll never be able to eat meat again." But by April 20, my curiosity got the best of me. I read the article, and stopped eating animal products immediately.
Vegan Since :
06/15/2015
My Vegan Story :
I cannot contribute to the pain and suffering of an innocent living being. I went vegetarian at 21 and vegan 23 years later. Only regret; not going vegan at 21 🙁
Vegan Since :
08/23/2007
My Vegan Story :
I was wegetarian from early life.
Iam vegan 15 years. BECOME WEGAN 2007.
Vegan Since :
02/10/2021
My Vegan Story :
I used to eat a lot of meat as I come from a very carnivorous country. I met my partner, who has been a vegetarian for most of her life. Cooking at home for both of us, I was tired of cooking two different meals. I stopped eating meat at home, I decided to eat only once or twice a week in a restaurant. One day she told me that she wanted to stop eating animal-based dairy products, I was getting more complicated in the kitchen since I had little experience in veganism. When I started to cook vegan, I found it very interesting how to substitute dairy products. One day I decided to eat vegan, at least try it, it has not cost me anything. I realized that I am passionate about vegan cooking, I hope to learn and practice as fast as possible to be able/try to work in a restaurant. Since I am a chef.
Vegan Since :
02/14/2020
My Vegan Story :
I was interested in becoming more involved in animal welfare, and when I did research, I found out that a main component of being an advocate for animals was being vegan, so I went vegan.
Vegan Since :
01/01/1997
My Vegan Story :
It was a slow and winding path starting in college and culminating shortly after the birth of my third son. I was influenced both by health issues (mine and my kids plus older relatives), bands I listened to, plus a distaste for most animal flesh and an unbearable sense of injustice, dread and despair whenever I let myself connect what was being served up to what had to happen prior. Once I decided to be fully vegan, I have never, ever looked back. I even became a plant-based Registered Dietitian!
Vegan Since :
03/15/1985
My Vegan Story :
I abused drugs in my early twenties and nearly died from a drug overdose while I was suffering with suicidal depression. On March 15th, 1985, I quit smoking, quit drinking alcohol, quit doing drugs and quit eating all animal products in one day after someone helped me breakthrough my depression. I have been 100% Drug Free and Vegan for over 37yrs.
I created my company and called it Clean Machine to encourage others to keep their Machine (body) Clean (Drug Free & Vegan).

I created the first Natural (Drug Tested) Vegan Bodybuilding Competition in the world - The World Vegan Bodybuilding Championship.
I am proud to be a Natural Bodybuilding and Natural Physique Masters Champion.
Vegan Since :
11/18/1991
My Vegan Story :
I want to rise my kid as Vegan
Vegan Since :
11/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
I transitioned after my first marathon in NYC eating everything and found that it helped my performance recover better. After having read the scientific literature, I was convinced to stay on it and be a role model for others. Now, with the education, I use it to teach others how to transition and how to better THRIVE with it.

Website: https://www.chefdoczhu.com/
Vegan Since :
10/02/2022
My Vegan Story :
I am for 5 years vegan. In live in the Netherlands
Vegan Since :
12/02/2018
My Vegan Story :
Always loved veges and fruits-but loved cream and milk!!!
Vegan Since :
09/27/2022
My Vegan Story :
Interested in sustainability through the vegan culture and market.
Vegan Since :
09/03/2009
My Vegan Story :
I became vegetarian in college for health reasons after living abroad and gaining excess weight. I leaned toward veganism, but wasn't fully educated on how perfidiously animals were treated. I didn't realize they were abjectly tortured until I became active in the local vegetarian society. I also had some health issues, for which the best remedy was a vegan diet. At that point, I eschewed all animal products and became active in the vegan movement, founding organizations, volunteering and coordinating activities to fight for animals' rights. In 2019, I took a position with my friend's non-profit health education intervention org, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute. I began reading the studies, seeing first hand in our patients, and learning about all of the MANY health benefits of WFPB vegan nutrition and lifestyle medicine, while also protecting animals and the environment from undue, deleterious harm. It's amazing how small changes in behavior and lifestyle can have such magnanimous outcomes on health, the environment and for animals and humans.
Vegan Since :
08/14/2022
My Vegan Story :
Veganism became a way to live a healthy and vibrant life
Vegan Since :
09/06/2022
My Vegan Story :
I just became vegan in mid-July 2022. I have been mostly vegetarian since my twins were born 30 years ago. My husband has been vegan since 2011. I resisted because I didn’t really think I was causing harm. However, the more I’ve learned, the more I realized my culpability in animal suffering. So now, I am a joyful vegan (seriously whole food plant based) and I feel much more energetic and healthy. I am 67 years old and can’t imagine switching back. I’m vegan for life. BTW, your videos are fascinating and very informative. Keep ‘em coming!
Vegan Since :
10/01/2015
My Vegan Story :
Hi, I’m Andy Liu, the founder of HZCORK. I met with Portugal cork on the year 2015. I went on an exclusive tour to Portugal and found there is cork shop in every streets and alleys. I was astonished by how cork can be used to do. Every cork item looks so beautiful and unique, like a piece of art. I decided to bring them to my homeland. So I create my own cork fabric manufacturing factory.

Cork is one of the most sustainable products and cork is very resistant, impermeable, vegan, eco-friendly, 100% natural, lightweight, recyclable, renewable waterproof, wear-resistant, biodegradable, does not absorb dust, thus preventing allergies. No animal products are used and no tests are made to animals.

Cork is also sustainably harvested-- the trees are not harmed in the cork removal process.
Vegan Since :
11/27/2009
My Vegan Story :
As am an artist and painter of animals. My journey to veganism was slow but based in both the experience of painting the animals and bonding with them to their cause of wanting a happy free life, and learning more and more what happens to them. I couldn't close my eyes anymore and realized it was psychically damaging to me to take the energy to rationalize and try to ignore the plight of these animals I loved so much. My last thing was eggs, having replaced all other foods with plant based options. I was thinking what could possibly be wrong with a free range egg, but of course learned that term was misleading at best, and then learned the plight of male chicks, slaughtered as they are after hatching. so I dropped eggs, completing the idea that no suffering should happen for a moments pleasure. Now there are so many substitutes that there isn't EVEN the excuse of being denied a moments pleasure.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2015
My Vegan Story :
As in many other cases, I started my vegan journey loving cats. Years after adopting my very first cat I realized that it made no sense to love some animals and eat some others, so I went vegan. I still love cats and dogs (live with 20 of them) but no I also love the rest of species.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2020
My Vegan Story :
I have been vegetarian since my early 20's. In 2020 I re-opened a mostly plant-based cafe in the Caribbean and became 100% vegan as well as the cafe. Since then we launched Be-Ve Kids, a vegan store for parents raising vegan kids.
Vegan Since :
08/15/2022
My Vegan Story :
Eating vegetarian food may change his/her life.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
I tried veganuary and carried on from there. I love animals, I wanted to get healthy and that turned into environmental impacts and becoming a more sustainable consumer.
Vegan Since :
11/09/2007
My Vegan Story :
Since 1991, Emani vegan makeup has offered a beautiful solution for lovers of makeup and animals. Our makeup is 100% natural and ideal for sensitive skin, as it contains only the finest ingredients. The Emani Australia range includes vegan primers, vegan mineral foundations, vegan bronzer, vegan illuminator, vegan mascara, vegan eyeshadows, and vegan lipsticks - all luxuriously packaged and scientifically formulated to nourish your skin, without any nasty chemicals.
Vegan Since :
06/01/2015
My Vegan Story :
The BuyEatVegan team consists of passionate individuals who hold their own set of morals and values, each centered around the grand idea of veganism putting an end to animal cruelty, helping us live better lives every day, and restore proper respect for all forms of life besides just our own. Our goal is to educate and inform the public about inhumane processes, alternatives to those processes, and make the argument that veganism can and will make a significant positive change in personal lives as well as bettering our society as a whole.
Vegan Since :
07/01/2022
My Vegan Story :
I'm vegan for every reason that matters to me--health of the planet and body, compassionate and sustainable living, and striving to eliminate as much suffering in the world as possible.
Vegan Since :
06/17/2019
My Vegan Story :
I am the creator of Veggiepedia, your one-stop shop for all things vegan and green. Browse vegan foods, recipes, courses, cookbooks, brands, social groups, organizations, activists & much more. Coming soon also in ES, FR, PT, IT, DE! Read more about Veggiepedia and how you can join us or support us at https://www.veggiepedia.com.
Vegan Since :
08/02/2022
My Vegan Story :
I’m a lifestyle medicine family physician in Ann Arbor supporting whole food plant-based health and vitality for people, our planet and the animals for 45 years.
Vegan Since :
07/23/2022
My Vegan Story :
I haven't
Vegan Since :
07/19/2022
My Vegan Story :
Vegan food is great!
Vegan Since :
07/16/2022
My Vegan Story :
Co founder of www.plantbaseddata.org. Vegan physician and expert on vegan diet and health, environment, and pandemic risk reduction. Special interest in global equity and food security issues as related to plant based diet.
Vegan Since :
07/17/2022
My Vegan Story :
New vegan!
Vegan Since :
04/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
I became vegetarian over 30 years ago, it's been a process of education and moral development, leading me to a vegan lifestyle. I am now the ED of a farm sanctuary in BC. Canada - Kind Hearts Farm Sanctuary, where we focus on humane education, animal welfare, advocacy, and life-enriching community development.
Vegan Since :
04/28/2013
My Vegan Story :
My wife and I became vegan after watching Vegucated on Netflix. We woke up the next morning, cleared out our fridge and pantry, and haven't looked back.
Vegan Since :
07/17/2022
My Vegan Story :
no story yet
Vegan Since :
07/14/2022
My Vegan Story :
Transitioning to vegan lifestyle for the animals and the planet
Vegan Since :
01/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
I am a perfect example of fighting for some animals(animal activist) all my life and not knowing about my food until I was 47 and awakened. I became an animal activist after seeing a canned hunting event on tv when I was 20 and lost my mind at what I saw. This is before the internet so I found a group called CHARC and learned about many abuse's , but not the farming or our food(they are still going strong here in Chicago). It has been such a long journey and I have been an everyday activist since learning the truth, along with my 3 vegan daughters and wife. Happy to share my story that has struggles. I help open eyes everyday when I see an opening. Turned both my now 78 year old parents vegan as well. I used to help rescue Tibetans , but now only animals. I go to Slaughter houses (they are customers) and witness what they don't want us to see. I will not stop speaking up and fighting for the voiceless until my last breath. The guilt of not knowing sooner I feel doesn't leave. We must never give up!!! I have too much to discuss that would be a novel.
Vegan Since :
01/12/2012
My Vegan Story :
My vegan journey became a blog that became a book: "The Skeptical Vegan."
Vegan Since :
04/14/2018
My Vegan Story :
Long story not cut short (showing the multiple steps):

When I was under 6 years old, my parents would catch fish from the ocean. I would swim in the ocean, but didn't like the smell or taste of the ocean water. So when I saw the fish, I had a hunch, and when I tasted it, it tasted like the same bad ocean taste, just with heavy metals (which I later found out is Mercury, but I would think it's others too. Tasted like lead, bromine, tin, among others). I only had 10 meals in my life that had seafood, and almost half were just taking one bite and disliking it, having it accidentally in my food, or pushed on me (I lived in a seafood community. My parents would share the fish with the entire neighborhood). Later on in life, seafood would make me ill (I just ate a lobster bisque to see if I could many years later, but then couldn't and didn't even taste good, as it was making me too swollen to eat it).

When I was 10, I decided to learn about health and took out maybe 10 books and read 6 from front to cover and glazed the rest. One was a dummies book. I liked to learn about subjects from A -> Z. At the time there was a vegetarian in my family, but since they ate chicken and fish, I didn't think of it (turns out there was another vegetarian who made me pancakes for my birthday dinner - I didn't know they were when I was 5/6 years old).

When I was 12, my friend said she was vegan. I gave her the typical spiel: 'where do you get your protein', 'why did you go vegan', and I said it wasn't for me and got disgusted. Later, I said she had an impact on my life when I was 12, I decided to do the opposite of McDonald's double quarter pounders with cheese, fries, and soda each week: go healthy. That was a turning point. I decided to change my taste buds to like yogurt instead of ice cream (I thought it was healthy until later I found out that it had 42 grams of sugar and the first ingredient was high fructose corn syrup followed by sugar). It took me 6 months. Around 3-4 months, I decided to go back to eating Big Macs, but they tasted terrible. I never went back.

This is when I feel I became a health influencer - for the entire world. Then I believe I started the health craze of 2003 - I went healthy and asked my city to as well (I said to put in a healthy vending machine in for kids, which they did years later, because they started a health program). Back then, there was verbnow, pass the plate (maybe that came later), and other programs along with all the diet books that I just read a lot about. Then I found out what I was eating wasn't healthy: the food said no trans fat - but it had it (under 0.5g).

So it took me 3-4 years to find the truly healthy food around 16 I ran into health problems, but the internet was just building and there were no answers to what is backed by a lot of knowledge today. So it made me really look into the question I always wanted to hear, but got no straightforward answer to: where did the beef come from? It was at the Isla Vista Co-op where I would read what I normally didn't see and hear what I normally didn't hear and there I found out about where food came from and didn't like it and went vegan then. I failed 5 times until I found out that I was missing Vitamin K2 (which is different than K1 and hindered my absorption of vitamins, especially zinc).

In that time though, when I was in college, there was a meat-free Monday and I thought I wouldn't make it, because my family always said: 3 sources of protein per meal. However, it tasted better. Also, at that time, I would eat steaks to donate blood until they said the iron's too low. Turns out beef doesn't have much iron, as the food with the most iron is thyme. Now my iron is in the normal range.

Still my health wasn't doing well (like muscle aches), so I became a vegetarian in 2011 instead and got better. My body changed to have a higher metabolism but more food sensitivities, as I changed my diet and what I ate as a kid (like soy), I couldn't eat anymore. I also did it for convenience, so that I wouldn't have to create a calendar to know what to eat when (like some fish every 2 months, beef every few days, etc.).

It took me 7-8 months to transition until my sister said, just do it already if you say you are. Years later, I told my sister I was a vegetarian, and she said: you're so cool. Someone I knew said: how do I go vegetarian. I became popular from it. Then she went vegan.

My health after 7 years of that declined more (I couldn't eat milk anymore, and eggs hurt my muscles), I went to a raw vegan meetup, and they were like: do it. So as I started to go vegan, my sister went less and less that way. Now I'm transitioning to being more raw (or at least uncooked), as that's what I prefer. My grandparents used to grow their own food and that helped me shape my viewpoints towards vegan food. I actually prefer the taste of plants, because I liked fruit as a kid. I feel better, but since I was rushed, instead of eased into the transitions, it's still hard to be vegan.

Along the way, I got a health science degree and it helped out many people become healthier and I notice when they stop being vegan, they get aches, pains, and severe health issues that they blame on age, when it's never on age.
Vegan Since :
12/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
Been on and off vegan diet for many years, started with vegetarian diet. Want to go total vegan, married to doctor who was brought up mostly vegetarian, had a severe mucus problem and sinus infection, have reneged a bit and eaten some dairy, some meat& fish (a few times a year) only for many decades now. Finally getting message about IGF-1, watch and following many advocates such as Dr. Vincent Longo, Dr. Milton Mills, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Neil Barnard, Dr. DeanOrnish, Dr. T. Colin Campbell of "The China Study", Dr. Esselstyn and his son Rip, author of "Engine 2 Diet", Dr. John Mc Dougall and many others. Am trying to go total vegan, may be using too much soymilk (according to Dr. Mills), want to get the balance better, overcome my "cultural" way of eating, digging into a "total" switch, which is a monumental task for anyone taking cues from wrong sources, such as the USDA food pyramid model. That's about it.
Vegan Since :
12/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
Followed vegetarianism for years in Adventist Church. Then ate very little for many years after not attending this church anymore. Somewhere in last decade, went 99% vegan (as opposed to vegetarian). Rarely eat any meat, fish, shellfish or dairy, with occasional exception of parmesan cheese on soup. Pretty much either vegetarian or vegan for last 30 yrs. at least.
Vegan Since :
04/03/2022
My Vegan Story :
I heard about Dr. Gregor and his grandmothers amazing story about going plant based and not only getting herself out of a wheel chair, beating death, but she was walking ten miles a day from eating plant based for about a month. After diving in, I watched documentaries and podcasts, and audio books. I am also a huge animal lover and I felt like a hypocrite most of my life eating meat/dairy/etc knowing where it came from. Educating myself and taking off the blinders really helped me take the leap and now I am focused on trying to eat healthier and help support others to make the change.
Vegan Since :
03/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
I have no health issues, I've tried different diets and lifestyles. I've chose to go Vegan and adopt such lifestyle since it matches my belief system and I have no issues following a Vegan diet.
Vegan Since :
06/06/2017
My Vegan Story :
Been Vegan for the animals for 5 years, wish I had known sooner 🙁
Vegan Since :
09/12/2004
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan in high school in a small town and everyone thought I was crazy, haha. But I knew in my heart I was doing the right thing.
Vegan Since :
04/01/2004
My Vegan Story :
I have be vegan since the age of 12. When I did learn the horrors of the animal Agriculture industry.
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Vegan Since :
06/02/2022
My Vegan Story :
Vegan since 2019
Currently a volunteer for SlaughterFreeLA
Trying to help the animals thru political action
Vegan Since :
10/15/2015
My Vegan Story :
I'm an ethical entrepreneur. I love connecting with and learning from likeminded people as I've learned that we can't change the world alone. That's why I've chosen to invest the majority of my time in making connecting with likeminded people as easy as possible. I contribute with these 3 mission driven projects:

🌱 Shop Like You Give a Damn
We're making sustainability and compassion the new normal. We boost ethical and sustainable shopping by providing a platform for vegan, fair and more sustainable fashion, cosmetics & homeware brands with our marketplace Shop Like You Give a Damn.

🌱 Vevolution
Vevolution is the home of the plant-based business community, where startups and investors come together to change the world. We offer plant-powered startups access to mission aligned investors and offer investors a steady deal flow of vegan startups from all over the world.

🌱 Vegan Entrepreneurs Network
The V-Entrepreneurs Network is an international network that empowers vegan entrepreneurs by providing a warm and open environment in which aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs alike can learn and grow together.
Vegan Since :
05/01/1999
My Vegan Story :
Let’s turn your vegan website into a success story! As veganbusinesstrainer, I help vegan coaches, entrepreneurs and businesses launch professional websites that attract more customers – with you, in 1 day.

As a digital nomad and fitness enthusiast, I get to know vegan coaches, entrepreneurs and businesses in all parts of the world - and they want to motivate our fellow humans to lead a vegan, fulfilling and healthy life and they consider their own business. But most of them don't even start - out of perfectionism and fear of failure - or have websites where their customers don't buy their offers. When my contacts started earning more money with my tips, I knew: If my contacts work with my tips and start a successful vegan business, I can motivate other people to do the same!

I would like to pass on my experience as an online solo entrepreneur and help vegan coaches and vegan entrepreneurs to start their own business with confidence. With my experience and my implementation mindset, I am convinced that you can build a successful business and support other people in a vegan, fulfilling and healthy life.
Vegan Since :
05/27/2022
My Vegan Story :
Vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Greensboro NC since 2003
Vegan Since :
05/21/1987
My Vegan Story :
Vegan creative media lecturer & freelance graphic designer
Vegan Since :
05/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
After being vegetarian for 2 years, I saw an undercover video from a dairy farm which led me to go fully vegan.
Vegan Since :
05/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
Hi All,

Happy to meet you on this platform.

5 years ago after being 25 years living the Vegetarian life, my wife and I made one if the most important decision in our life and became full fledged Vegans.

My personal drive for actively promoting Veganism on social media and real life is my concern about the devastating impact of the animal protein diet and use of animal derived products on Health, Environment and Animal Welfare. Therefore I am very interested in the innovative plant-based products/services that are developed and introduced on the market every single day by inspiring Vegan entrepreneurs.

Clean-meat development I consider also interesting looking at the positive impact on environment and animal welfare (not necessary on health).

During my activities as Volunteer for The Dutch Vegan Society, I got connected to some enthusiastic Dutch Vegan entrepreneurs. Together we organized several successful meet-ups (with upto 100 attendees) for Vegan entrepreneurs and investors in The Netherlands.

Our group joined-up with The V-entrepreneurs Network [VEN] founded in Germany, and in corporation with several international colleagues and partners we are now scaling up VEN to a professional international operating network, with already working branches in multiple countries.

For more information about our network please visit and follow : https://www.vevolution.com/organisations/v-entrepreneurs-network

Our aim is to bring V-entrepreneurs offline together for support and knowledge exchange in a personal, trusted environment.

Professionally I work in the leading global technology company ABB as Bid & Proposal Engineer and in this role actively involved in the Energy Transition.

Looking forward to meet you during one of our v-entrepreneurs meet-ups or online via this platform or Linkedin.

Green greetings,

Richard
Vegan Since :
06/30/2018
My Vegan Story :
I went vegan out of my love for animals.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2020
My Vegan Story :
I went vegan for the animals in 2020 when I realized iys not ethical not to be. A year after, I started a vegan & cruelty-free business for making vegan living easier.
Vegan Since :
10/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
I decided to go vegan due to my acne. I thought taking out animal products from my diet would heal my skin, and it did! But as I got more involved with the vegan community, I realized I only cared about the animals. I would never not be vegan because I want to save every animal from the fate of the plate.