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Vegan Journey

Updated on February 7, 2015
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Welcome to Vegan Journey!

This page provides links to numerous articles and websites covering various aspects of what it means to be vegan. Scroll down for links to articles about vegan living and vegan recipes!

Vegans are people who choose to not exploit animals as part of their lifestyle.

In short, this means they do not eat animals or anything that comes from animals. Nor do they use leather, wool, feathers, or fur, or support animal-based entertainment, such as animal circus or rodeo shows.

They avoid products, including household and personal care items, that are made with animal-derived ingredients or that are tested on animals. Sometimes the term "cruelty-free" is used to describe foods and products that are made without harming animals.

The idea of living a vegan lifestyle is to eliminate, as much as is possible, the pain and suffering that is inflicted upon animals. In so doing, we also have a tremendous positive impact on the earth's environment and improve our own personal health.

Being vegan is a journey we take much more than it is a destination at which we arrive.

Within the vegan community, there are many different ways of expressing our vegan ideals. There is no absolute "right" or "wrong" - just individuals and families doing what feels right and achievable for them at the present moment in their journey. It is about doing our personal best, not about being perfect or superior to others.

Scroll down this page to find links to various articles with helpful information, insights, and ideas for you to consider as you explore what being vegan means to you.

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A reduction in meat consumption is the most powerful single act that you can take to halt the destruction of our environment and preserve our natural resources.

— John Robbins
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If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.

— Linda and Paul McCartney

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If you're looking for a specific recipe, try doing an online search for

"vegan [name of dish] recipe".

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Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace and the dinner table, you can make your life really count.

— Rue McClanahan

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

— Albert Einstein

Where are you in your journey? - Your comments are welcome here!

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      Valerie Bloom 3 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Diana Wenzel: Remember, every cruelty-free meal is a good deed! Don't feel badly about what you don't do or "should be doing." Celebrate all of the good and wonderful things you are doing in your life!

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      I am not nearly as close as I would like to be. I'm working on it.

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      Valerie Bloom 3 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Merrci: Thanks! I'm glad you've found it so useful!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      What a great collection. Love how you've laid it out. I'm bookmarking so I can come back and spend more time.

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      Valerie Bloom 3 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @evawrites1: Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying this collection of vegan lenses!

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      evawrites1 3 years ago

      Great lens! I hope many people will read it!

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @ShelbyLinMarie: I'm so glad you stopped by and enjoyed the lens! Thanks!

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      ShelbyLinMarie 4 years ago

      Love this!!! This very vegan chick appreciates the time and effort that you have spent. The links are awesome too! Thank you!

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for your kind comments! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and found the information helpful and user-friendly!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Vegival, you make me proud to be a vegan.

      This site is spectacular! It's visually pleasing, greatly informative, and easy to navigate, even for the technologically clumsy (like myself). Eventually I may even figure out what "lenses" are.

      Stay awesome.

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      Interesting I enjoyed this one

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Sybillinart: I just visited your lens -- really good stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice lense, thanks for sharing :)

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      Sybillinart 4 years ago from Ecuador

      Lots of links and information! Nice lens! I if you are interested, check my lens on raw food (vegan of course!): https://hubpages.com/food/raw-food-journey-2

      these are journey for health!

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Interesting! I admire what you have done here.

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      gregs411 4 years ago

      In my household my wife makes sure that eat a lot of fresh vegetables. Nice lens and good information. Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks for the valuable information

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not sure we'll ever go vegan, but I do love to change things up with vegan recipes.

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @rvmom26: I'm glad you found this helpful. You are welcome to send me a private message if you have any questions about vegan living!

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      rvmom26 4 years ago

      Very interesting...I have been reading up on the vegan diet for its health benefits.

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      mcadloni 4 years ago

      nice lens lots of ideas for cooking vegan

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @JoshK47: Thanks for visiting. We all have our own path to walk and our own choices to make. Peace!

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Interesting stuff here - thanks for sharing! I personally am not vegan, nor do I ever plan to be - but I respect those who are! :)