I live in the Netherlands in Europe. I have been vegetarian all my life and then became vegan 9 months ago. My husband became vegan at the same time as me. I am very happy with being vegan and really feel that being vegan has made me a better and more aware person (I hope that doesn't sound too cheesy!!) I wanted to join this forum so I could talk to like-minded people who also feel strongly about a respect for all life..