Happy World Vegan Day everyone! To celebrate I would love to know your personal vegan story, what caused that moment when you knew the world would never be the same? When you realised you had to do something and change for the better? Please comment on this post, I want to know! Hopefully I will feature some of you down the track too. I’d love for Vegan Tasmania readers to be more involved and contribute to the site. And on that note, as well as sharing your story, I’d love for you to give me some feedback about Vegan Tas, what you like and what you want to see more/less of. So please, please, please comment!
I guess it’s only fair if I share my story too. Before I can even remember I loved pigs. I loved them! Not that I didn’t love all animals but pigs and I had an affinity. I never ever wanted to eat them. When I was 17 I stumbled upon a PETA clip about KFC Chickens. You can watch it here. That was my moment. There was absolutely no going back, I couldn’t unsee it. Guess what my family had for dinner that night? I didn’t have any. Since that moment I have not touched fast food. Within a month I was vegetarian. Veganism seemed overwhelming, I always knew that it was what I wanted though, I knew it was just a matter of time before that feeling kicked in again, when I just couldn’t ignore it. I was raised on milk, it wasn’t just a drink for me, it was my food too. Now there isn’t anything in the world that revolts me more than cow’s milk production for humans. Like the meat industry it’s murder, it’s rape, it’s torture, forever. I can’t think of a life worse than that of a female dairy cow. Nothing compares. They go through practically every abhorrent act there is in their shortened lives. That’s why I went Vegan and I wouldn’t go back for anything in the world.
Now it’s your turn! Tell me your story and give me some feedback! Thank you!