Greetings, everyone. I started eating a vegetarian diet almost a year ago now, and since then I've been slowly trimming dairy products out of my diet and getting closer to a fully plant-based diet. (Full disclosure: I'm not strict. I don't buy any meat products for myself, but I sometimes eat a little when I'm a guest, to avoid trouble. I will also take (unspoiled) meat when dumpster-diving, because letting meat that has already been killed and paid for get thrown away doesn't spare any animals.) I'm also concerned about a variety of animal issues, especially sport hunting; advocating for wolves is my cause célèbre. I feel as if I'm kind of "in the closet" about being a vegetarian with the people I know in real life, so I'm looking forward to connecting with some supportive individuals via this wonderful thing called the internet.