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I'm currently lacto-ovo-veg but I'm learning all I can about veganism to become 100% vegan.<br><br><br><br>
It all started with a visit to a friend's farm this year where I was in contact with a lot of animals that are killed and eaten. I saw how they are cared and fed to be later slaughtered. I saw young animals growing up to be killed. Growing up to be killed... ain't that a contradiction? I thought to myself. I've been in contact with farms before, but this time something made me start questioning our human politics and found out we're so wrong! Hell, I admit that going against the culture one was born into is damn difficult. I see a dead chicken now and see a hen without feathers, no feet and no head. Omnivores see just a piece of meat that will be tasty in the oven. It's been around a year since I don't eat read meat. I don't miss it and I'm fine. To tell you the truth, I don't even want to taste meat. I don't like the feeling of all that fat in my mouth.<br><br>
I'm also trying to be as vegan as I can to deintoxicate my organism, so it's not just for animal rights I started thinking seriously about going green.<br><br><br><br>
However, I'm finding difficult to say no to cheese, yoghurt or eggs (milk is completely out of my list). But how bad is it if they're derived products and the animals proportioning them are not killed? They are not kindly treated, i know, but we can find "animal-rights conscious" farms instead of "the big ones", can't we? I think I don't agree so much with veganism in this topic right now, and that calling myself vegan wouldn't be fair if I include eggs or cheese in my meals. I know it's our own decision, but I often ask, how wrong is it for a vegan to eat dairy products?<br><br><br><br>
(I would also like to know what's the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan if there's any)
 

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Welcome! This is a good place to be to learn more. If you look around, you'll find suggestions for non-dairy yogurt and cheese, and other items as well. Good to have you here.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8226" target="_blank">Here's a thread</a> discussing the difference between vegan and vegetarian. If you scroll down a bit, there's some links to sites explaining it further.
 

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Welcome, blueapple! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Welcome, blueapple. My iMac screensaver is blue! (I had to say something friendly!)<br><br><br><br>
The thread christy13 posted is perfect for you to start with. Definitely check out all the linked sites in that thread, too. For milk in particular, check out milksucks.com. I'm sure there are many others. VB is a vast resource.
 

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Welcome to the boards. It's good to have you here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Hello blueapple! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Nice to meet you!
 

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LOL epski! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
... and thank you all for the welcome!
 

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Hi, blueapple! Love your avatar. I'm a Mac girl, myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Finally recently got rid of the last non-Apple hardware in the house (much to my fiance's approval <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">).<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, welcome to VB!
 

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Hi blueapple! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Cheese seems to be the hardest thing for most people when going vegan. What works for me is eating an avocado. It's got the rich, creaminess that I crave from cheese.
 
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