Introduce Yourself - 2014
Happy New Year-
Since it's a new year, thought to continue the conversation in a new thread. Here's the original:
Who wants to be the first?!
Share your story, and introduce yourself to the community here. :o)
Post Date: 05/23/16, Replies: 88
Introduce Yourself - Are you vegetarian / vegan?
Welcome All! Please sign-in and introduce yourself. Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Becoming one? Tell us a bit about yourself, share your story, express yourself. Then if you have questions, or want to get involved in veg*n discussions, explore the rest of the board!
Post Date: 01/06/14, Replies: 229
Looking to add new people
I just became 100% vegan about a week ago. I'm looking to surround myself with like minded people as I don't have anyone I know personally that would consider going vegan just yet.
If anyone wants to connect either on FB, Snap Chat or Instagram let me know!
Post Date: 08/18/16, Replies: 8
Hi Everyone! I need some help!
Hello everyone, I am doing a project where we are designing a new vegeterian food product and I would love some opinions, it would help me a lot!
Please fill out this survey, its short and won't take long I promise.
Your time is greatly appreciated!
Post Date: 08/17/16, Replies: 2
Hi, my name is Alys and I'm a young British traveller currently living in Sydney. I would love to meet likeminded vegans in real life (or online) as I only just moved here and it would be nice to make some friends whilst I'm here :)
Post Date: 08/17/16, Replies: 1
The Vegan Edition Interview
We are looking for vegan interview candidates for our [in conversation] interview series from any background, anywhere in the world, all are welcome.
If you know of anyone who would be interested please email [email protected] and we will send you the pack with more details!
For those interested check out some of our past interviews, including EarthyAndy and Matt and Nat CEO below:
The Vegan Edition
Post Date: 08/02/16, Replies: 0
In two years I hope to be hiking the PCT. The problem is…how does a semi-raw vegan get enough food to hike it?
Yes, there's dehydrating food. Like fruits, vegetables and stuff. But I can't live off of dehydrated apples, fruit leathers, raisins, carrots and stuff. Any ideas?
Post Date: 08/01/16, Replies: 1
Hello :) A newbie, here.
Hey, everyone... My names Nikki, and I'm new here. After doing tons of research about healthy living and the food industry, I found myself ready to scream and/or vomit. I'm transition to a vegetarian and, eventually, vegan lifestyle. I'm still making changes daily, and I joined in order to get some help/ advice. I don't want to be part of the problem anymore. :)
Post Date: 07/28/16, Replies: 3
Introducing myself :)
Hello lovely people out there :-)
I'm Simone, 16 years old and vegan.
I love photography, editing, making vegan food, being active and watching movies.
I really want some vegan or vegetarian friends. It feels kind of weird writing that? haha ... Anyway, if you want to be friends feel free to write so we can connect.
Post Date: 07/28/16, Replies: 0
looking for vegan friends
Hi ! I'm 15 & I live in France. I went vegan about 3 months ago and I wish I had vegan friends or at least vegetarian friends. So if you want to talk to me so that we could be friend just send a message I'd love to !!! thanks
Post Date: 07/28/16, Replies: 3
Food Guide Pyramid.
Today in Advanced Home Ec.(Yes that really does exist) my Home Ec. teacher gave me back a project involving healthy meal planning using the food pyramid. My meal plan obviously contained no meat and she took off 30/100 points because of the "lack of protein in my diet". Which is A. not true and B. an unintelligent remark. There was plenty of protein, but no meat. She got all mad, and I was late to my Adavanced Algebra 1 because I argued with her for 20 minutes! Ridiculous right?
Post Date: 07/27/16, Replies: 3
lonely vegan looking for other vegans
Hi! I'm Sarah from The Netherlands and I'm looking for vegans to befriend.
Doesn't matter where you come from, as long as you're a vegan.
I have no vegan friends and would love to be able to talk to other vegans and maybe hang out. (& yes I know I used the word vegan a lot)
Little bit about me:
My name is Sarah, I'm 18 years old and atm I'm really bored. I like listening to music, horror stuff, gaming and would love to travel a lot. I'm an open-minded person, so don't be scared talking to me, I won't judge.
I cringe a bit typing this, don't know why, I usually don't do this stuff.
So, yeah, let me know if you're interested!
Post Date: 07/23/16, Replies: 1
Hi, I'm new
My name is Luke and I am from Brighton in the UK. I have been Vegetarian for about 18 months now. I have been largely Vegan for about 2 months now but I do sometimes eat non-vegan ready meals (usually on weekends which are particularly busy for me).
I am just getting into cooking my own veggie/vegan meals at home so you will probably see me in the cooking tips and recipes forum.
I became Vegetarian after seeing 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead' by Joe Cross (Netflix has really helped me on my Veggie journey) and then moved to my current diet after reading 'Mad Cowboy' and 'No More Bull' from Howard Lyman.
Thanks for reading if you got this far :)
Post Date: 07/22/16, Replies: 3
I want to become a vegetarian?
Hello I'm Jasmine. I have eaten meat for my whole life. My family are meat eaters. :( I am 23. I am very interested in becoming vegetarian so I can lose weight, relieve my mental health problems (depression/anxiety) and just to be healthy. I also care about animals. :) I am wondering how could I transition to vegetarian when my family is meat eaters?
More about me is I enjoy drawing, writing, reading books, anime and manga, girly girl and japanese fashion. :)
Post Date: 07/15/16, Replies: 3
Greetings and introduction From Australia
Just introducing myself. I am a vegan (10 years and counting) I was vegetarian for 1 year and then I witnessed a cow with calving paralysis and she and her calf died. Her name is Scarlett and she changed my life forever. From this experience I decided to make a film about veganism in 2005 and finished the film in 2008. The film is called A Delicate Balance and I produced and directed it. I am documentary filmmaker and make films about AR and social justice issues. I currently live in Australia but I grew up in CA and hope to return there to live again in the future.
Post Date: 06/29/16, Replies: 2
Hi I am New To this fourm
hello virtual people I am Paris I am new to this form I am 26 will be 27 I have been lacto Vegetarian for 3 years and a few months I am working to transitioning to vegan all the way right now I am doing this raw til 4 well trying to the thing is I struggle with cheese and I am doing my best to stay away from it. but anyways I live in a small town not a lot of people here that are vegan or who live the life style . so I figured I would take it to social media and see if I meet people and hopefully I do .
Post Date: 06/20/16, Replies: 7
COLLABORATION - Your Opinion Matters
Hi everyone :)
I am developing now my master thesis and I am conducting a pilot study at this moment.
Because I am very concern about environmental issues, this research is something that I care now the most!
It will be a blast to have your opinion in my study :) I want perspectives of loving and caring animal/environmental people!
It takes less than 5 minutes!
Thank you so much!!
Post Date: 03/28/16, Replies: 0
New Vegan Supper Club - Barcelona
I'm new to Happy Cow and would like to introduce a new Vegan Supper Club exclusively in Barcelona. I experiment with cuisine from every corner of the world and create unique dishes.
If anyone living or visiting Barcelona would like to know more please message me.
Lots of Vegan love
Post Date: 03/21/16, Replies: 0
A new alternative social network
If you guys have not heard already, a new alternative social network has launched on kickstarter called "Miramir. Im super excited for this. Couldn’t come at a better time.
Here is their description
"Miramir will soon become an alternative to Facebook, as well as other networks, and it is aimed at the privacy fighters and change makers, activists and advocates, yogis and vegans, meditation enthusiasts and sacred geometry followers, preppers and alternative news readers, raw fooders, vegetarians and health conscious individuals, urban gardeners and alternative technology lovers, the kindness deeders and peace promoters of the world. All the great people of our earth who care for our planet, people, and future as a human race.
The really groundbreaking aspect to Miramir is that it is much more than just a social network. It is a Facebook, Ebay, Reddit, Quora, Meetup, Craigslist, Plenty of fish, Kickstarter, Airbnb, and a lot of other networks combined into one. Except with a big difference. It is focused on privacy, freedom of information, world changing ideas, global consciousness, community, interconnectedness, and a healthy future of humanity which we all want to be a part of."
Post Date: 03/17/16, Replies: 3
Vegan Magazine Survey
I'm a university student and for my current project I am hoping to produce a vegan baking magazine. If anyone could take five to fill out the following survey I would be very grateful and it would help me out a lot.
The survey can be found here:
Thank you all for your help.
Post Date: 03/15/16, Replies: 0
thinking of becoming vegan
Hi I am John Northam
I watched a video on my facebook feed
It was cows being dumped from a truck into a chopper ripping them apart
I do not know what slaughterhouse it is or anything i could not watch it all
I decided to go look up PETA and watch videos
I joined a few facebook groups but I got tired of waiting for them to add me and searched fot groups and found the happy cow
I seen the various topic areas and they interested me
I thought alot about animals
poor animals in zoos in cages
poor animals being raised and tortured for slaughter
poor animals being forced to perform in circuses
I used to work in a chicken plant God knows what went on in the kill room or the hatchery we was not allowed to see
Native Americans teach everything is our brother and sister
Is this how we should treat our brother and sister.
Wiccans teach the law of karma and harm none
Are we making bad karma doing this and folling the harm none rule.
I study many religions Christianity, Wicca, Buddhism, Hinduism
They all say in one way or another do not harm
I read many self help books and health books and alot of them have said being vegan is healthier
I watched the cowspiracy on youtube its good for the enviroment as well
I am not sure where to start tho
Should i slowly do this.
what about my chihuahua can i get him on a vegan diet
I live in hamilton alabama and not many Vegan stuff that i know of are around
we got a walmart enyone shop there
any advice would be great
Post Date: 03/14/16, Replies: 9
Inspire and Motivate
www.veganreviews.net Hey guys, I started a blog earlier this year. I have been vegan fow a few years but i still get frustrated with the lack of information or products available. I have dedicated my blog to cruelty free clean living. I study nutrition and have a background in the beauty industry so naturally i want to conbine my two passions. I hope you will visit my page and check out what i have done so far. Comments and requests welcome please like and share with eveyone.. For new and older vegans it would be great to get a perspective on things you struggle with. And i hope i can be helpful in your transistion. Please let me know if you have any questions. My blog is www.veganreviews.net
Post Date: 03/10/16, Replies: 0
It's nice to be among you.
I've been vegan for almost a month now, after being educated through videos on Youtube by many animal protection organisms. I started doing meatless Mondays, but I was beginning to feel bad whenever I ate meat or animal products. I felt disgusted, wrong. The feeling I get today is that I don't want to use animals - unless it's "hugging use".
I'm a Brazilian, but I live in Paris.
I'd love to go out and meet new members. I also like to cook and it's awesome to learn about vegan cuisine.
Post Date: 02/26/16, Replies: 2
Vegans in Gauteng, South Africa
I would like to meet more vegans and vegetarians in South Africa, especially in Johannesburg, and socialize more and more with vegans (and less and less with meat-eaters). I am a bit alone in my vegan lifestyle as I only have one or two vegetarian friends and all the rest are carnists who like driving me bananas. ;(
If you live in Gauteng, especially Johannesburg, please let me know.
Post Date: 02/25/16, Replies: 2
It's nice to be vegetarian!
My name is Michelle. I love cooking very much. I'am vegetarian for three years. I have a lot of respect for animals and nature. I have a small biodynamic garden with a pond, a spiral of herbs and flowers. Here are more bees, butterflies and other animals such as frogs and toads and many types of birds.
This vegetarian forum is very nice!
Post Date: 02/12/16, Replies: 11
Hi there :)
Almost a year ago was when I first started contemplating whether or not I should go vegetarian, and after watching many YouTube videos I knew that I could no longer live with myself, knowing the truth behind our factory farming and even free-range/organic industries. The reason I went veg was for the animals, the poor creatures who suffer constantly for our greed and selfishness. For school, we were given the task to come up with a persuasive speech for a well-known issue that our world faces today. I thought that this was my golden opportunity to educate my class and teachers on what a factory farm is and how we gain the meat, dairy and eggs that we feed on globally. I deliver this speech in a week and I am feeling pretty confident about the effect it will have on nearly everyone in the class. Its goes for roughly 15 minutes, with short clips and pictures of not even the worse that commences in factory farms.
And after learning even more about the dairy and egg industry, I would seriously LOVE to go vegan, however my parents hardly support my decision to become a vegetarian, they even make me eat fish sometimes because my mum refuses to buy me veggie alternatives :(
I guess the reason I'm writing this is to reach out to those who may feel the same way and who may be going through the same thing- wanting to go vegan but not able to due to the family situation. I would really love a veggie/vegan friend for support :) thanks, elaine383.
Post Date: 02/04/16, Replies: 3
Colorado animal activists? :D
Im kind of in desperate need of animal activists in Colorado. I went vegan like 4 months ago and i don't know any ethical vegans whatsoever. I joined some groups but the kind of activism they do is simply hold up signs and stuff. I want more straight to the point and blunt activists but its hard when you know like 0 vegans.
Non vegans are also welcome, but i am a preachy vegan. So be warned. :D
Im also sprry if i posted this in the wrong place, i just joined. But this site seems kind of laid back.
Post Date: 01/27/16, Replies: 0