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Just out of curiosity, who was the first vegan you ever met? Did they play a role in your transition?<br><br><br><br>
for me it was my 5th grade math teacher Danielle, she was the coolest. Although my grandpa has been a vegan since the 70's, but he eats that way purely for health reasons, he has no moral oppositions to animal ingredients, for example he wears leather shoes and eats cheese substitutes with casein.
 

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I've never actually met a vegan face to face. I've met you lot, but never actually face to face. I've met plenty of vegetarians.
 

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i've never met another either... atleast i'm not completely alone in my lone vegan-ess here. maybe we should find vegan magnets. the only vegetarian i met was in seventh grade though, and she became my best friend for a year or two after we met at lunch.
 

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Seems like the only vegans I've met are people who work in vegan restaurants. Other than that, I meet a lot of vegetarians. Prior to becoming vegan I'd never met a vegan, and barely knew what one was. I had a very enlightening day at the computer 4/20/02, and that was that. I got someone to go vegan for about a month not long after, but he got tired of explaining it at social situations, so he went back to eating the way he used to, which sucks.<br><br><br><br>
You really have to decide for yourself, like quitting cigarettes, alcohol, etc. Meat may not be addictive, but it seems like it's emotionally powerful enough that people can't be swayed by outside influence until they're ready.
 

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The first vegan I ever met was a kid in my freshmen year of high school. He played no real role in my transition other than the fact that he 1) introduced me to the concept and 2) I developed a great respect for him. We exchanged maybe 4 words ever.<br><br><br><br>
I have yet to meet another vegan.
 

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I became a vegetarian and then a vegan through an ex-boyfriend. He was never pushy, but he did teach me how to cook and he turned me on to a lot of interesting grub that I had never considered before.<br><br><br><br>
He was a very charismatic person in general, unfortunately he wasn't a very kind person. Strangely, his very devoted stance on animal welfare issues was at odds with his feelings toward humans. But all in all I must attribute my awakening and subsequent meander down the path of vegan enlightenment to him.
 

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only vegan i have met is me when i am on psychonaut trip and looking in the mirror <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I have yet to meet a vegan!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I've never met another vegan face to face. I actually knew of NONE when I first started when I was 13. I just was reading an animal rights book and it showed the different levels of vegetarianism and I thought "well, it doesn't make much sense if I'm for animal rights to cause suffering through dairy products, so what the hay!" It was about 2 yrs. later that I heard of Moby and bought his Animal Rights cd and that was the first other vegan I found out about.
 

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The first vegan I met was my ex-boyfriends mother. She has been into animal rights a long time and even owns a non-profit pigs sanctuary (<a href="http://www.pigspeace.org" target="_blank">www.pigspeace.org</a>). Her son and I were both vegetarians when we met and decided to go vegan together. She acted as an example and was there to support us in any way. At least I got one good thing out of that relationship, being vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by piglet</i><br><br><b>I have yet to meet a vegan!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></b></div>
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With a body like that? Sorry, but that's a heck of an avatar.
 

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I have met other vegans but none that have really influenced me since most of them I met after I became vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The first one that I met was after I had been a vegan for just a year...so I was able to learn several things from her and she gave me some great recipes.<br><br><br><br>
It was also nice for our kids to play together and feel totally okay about eating what the other's mom fixed for lunch.
 

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The first few vegans that I met were in a religious cult and were also freeloading, judgemental and stupid. Luckily I met a woman called Eva Batt who wrote vegan cookery books and had a tiny shop in London selling vegan cosmetics and so on. I'd been vegetarian for years but hadn't really realised the full horror of it all until I started to work for a charity called Beauty without Cruelty (who in the old days were radical animal welfare campaigners). All Eva said to me (nicely)was "Are you a vegan?" I said "No" and I never felt more dirty and sordid in all my life, and about four hours later I had become a vegan. That was in 1978 and vegans were few and far between. But since then I've met thousands! They lurk hidden in the most surprising places and often appear quite normal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I met my first vegan 9 years ago when I started volunteering at a local animal shelter (she was a volunteer also). I had been feeling guilty for a long time about eating meat but thought I didn't have the will power to stop. I think that meeting her gave me the incentive to become vegetarian....I had never met a vegetarian (never mind a vegan) before and I think knowing someone who would support me was all I needed. I wish it didn't take me 8 years of being vegetarian to finally become vegan, but I owe it all to her anyway. By the way, today she is one of my best friends.
 

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the first vegan i ever met was also the most selfish person i ever met - he was my bestfriends (now ex-) boyfriend - an emotionally abusive iv drug user. gave vegans a bad name!<br><br><br><br>
but, because of him, my friend decided to become vegan (though, she isn't anymore), and when she did i was curious about her motivations, so i did my own research - and later decided to go vegetarian, and a couple of years later i went pure vegan...i guess her ex was good for something.
 
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