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#1 Old 05-21-2003, 01:31 AM
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Hi all,

I am new to the boards and new to veganism, really new! I feel good about my decision to go veg, but still have questions and need advice...so this looks like a great place to join!

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#2 Old 05-21-2003, 01:36 AM
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This is the best place to join!



I'm sure you'll enjoy it here. I know it's a big place and there's a lot going on but take a look around and if you need help with anything just ask. We have some very knowledgeable people here!

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#3 Old 05-21-2003, 05:10 AM
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Hi mandabelle, Welcome to VB



Why did you decide to go Vegan? (good choice !)
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#4 Old 05-21-2003, 05:25 PM
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Yes, great choice! Welcome.
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#5 Old 05-21-2003, 07:27 PM
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Michael is right, this is the best place to join! I'm sure you'll find it very helpful here, and welcome!!
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#6 Old 05-21-2003, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome!!



As for what made me decide to become a vegan? The answer is easy: learning more about the dairy farming industry.



I have been a vegetarian for nearly 10 years now, started when I moved away to college. I have never been a big fan of meat and it was easier to become a vegetarian away from the family household. Eggs weren't an issue for me as I always found them gross. However my achilles heel would be dairy. I loooooved my pizza and ice cream and at one point I believed it to be cruelty free as long as I went with organic options. I really thought I could never be with out my dairy until I started reading articles about what dairy is and what they have to do to keep cows lactating. At that point I decided it was time to rid myself of all animal products in my diet,wardrobe,everything.



I can't lie, giving up dairy has needed an element of will power, but I know that doing the right thing is better than a big scoop of mint chip...but I am open to any great substitutes that ya'll could recommend!
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#7 Old 05-21-2003, 10:22 PM
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mandabelle,



what a great decision! It fits just well that you join this great board at the same time. Michael was right. But he's always right, he's The Boss!!!



If you post your cheese questions in the appropriate forum, you'll get all the info you need.



See you around!



p.s. You're right about dairy - problem is the milk belongs to the calves, so you can't really have a "cruelty free dairy" - seems to be an oximoron to me.
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Hi and welcome!



I'll go Vegan one day. One day . . . the sooner the better!
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#9 Old 05-22-2003, 12:33 PM
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You picked a great resource. Lots of vegans here, so jump on in!
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#10 Old 05-23-2003, 01:49 AM
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Hi mandabelle
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