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Hello everybody, I just wanted to introduce myself and say I'm new to the boards. I've been a vegatarian for almost two years now, I eat mostly organic food, and I am all about human and animal rights. I just wanted to network with some fellow vegatarians and I was wondering what inspired you guys to stop eating meat? Was it a friend, a book, a movie, just your own personal resolution, or something else? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I want to hear some of your reasons and then I will share my own if anyone is interested.
 

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Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I myself am vegan for ethical reasons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
(those include all others)
 

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Hello and welcome to the VeggieBoards! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm a vegan for ethical reasons. A book, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals And the Call to Mercy</span>, made me think about my way of life and lead me to change it so it fit my beliefs.
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I am a semi-vegan for every reason there is.
 

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

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

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Welcome!<br><br>
I am [becoming] a vegetarian for the animals. And for basically every other reason. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hello and welcome to the VeggieBoards! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm a vegan for ethical reasons. A book, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals And the Call to Mercy</span>, made me think about my way of life and lead me to change it so it fit my beliefs.</div>
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That sounds like a good book, I will have to check it out sometime. Have you ever read Fast Food Nation? That book totally motivated to not want to eat meat anymore, for ethical reasons because I don't want to support the suffering of animals or anyone and also because once I realized the conditions that the animals are kept in it made me so nausea that meat just grosses me out now.
 

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Thanks to everyone for welcoming me to the board, it is nice to "meet" all of you. =] I became a vegatarian for a couple of different reasons. It was something that I was always interested in, when I was younger I loved animals and eating them just seemed wrong so I was interested in it at a young age even though I didn't do anything about it then. Then in college I met a good friend who is a vegan and we would have lots of conversations about it cause I was really interested in her reasons for being one. I read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser and that motivated me also. I live in and go to school in Bloomington and it is a very vegan/vegatarain friendly town so there are lot of resources here to learn about it and a lot of awesome people to talk to.
 

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

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Hi tyka! Would I be correct in presuming from your thread title that you speak Spanish? Some of us around here do. We have a now-dead thread in Fun 'N Games for Spanish-speakers, but if you wanted to bump the thread, I'm sure everyone would jump back into it.<br><br><br><br>
Have you traveled to Latin America? If you have, I'd like to hear your experiences being a vegetarian there, if you were.
 

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Hi tyka! Would I be correct in presuming from your thread title that you speak Spanish? Some of us around here do. We have a now-dead thread in Fun 'N Games for Spanish-speakers, but if you wanted to bump the thread, I'm sure everyone would jump back into it.<br><br><br><br>
Have you traveled to Latin America? If you have, I'd like to hear your experiences being a vegetarian there, if you were.</div>
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Hi Skylark, I do speak some spanish, I took four years of it in highschool and I three semsters in college, I just finished up my last semster of it last year, so I am a little rusty since I haven't had any classes on it in awhile. I haven't had an opportunity to travel to Laten America or anything like that, but it is something I would like to do in the future. That is really the best way to learn a language, by being emersed in the culture. I will have to check out this other thread and see if I can add anything to it. Thanks for taking the time to say hi. =]
 

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Hi to you greenheart, thanks for the greetings. =]
 

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Hola!<br><br><br><br>
Where are you from? Is it easy being vegan there?<br><br><br><br>
I have been vegan for about 7 years and its the best decision I ever made!!<br><br><br><br>
Karin<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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Hola!<br><br><br><br>
Where are you from? Is it easy being vegan there?<br><br><br><br>
I have been vegan for about 7 years and its the best decision I ever made!!<br><br><br><br>
Karin<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"></div>
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Hi Karin, nice to meet you. I'm orginally from Fort Wayne, Indiana but I have been living in Bloomington, Indiana for almost seven years now, I'm a college student and Bloomgton is actually a very vegetarian/vegan friendly town. There are lots of vegetarian/vegan/organic restaurants here, prolly because it is a college town and a lot of the students are vegetarians or vegans. I'm actually a vegetarian, not a vegan but I only eat organic milk or cheese that doesn't have hormones and all that other stuff in it and is made by people claim that they treat their animals well, though I guess I have no real way of knowing if they do or not. Where are you from and how's the vegan scene there? =] That's awesome that you have been vegan for seven years, I've only been a vegetarian for two years now but I really love it and I've found that most vegetarian or vegan people are usually really friendly, which is one of my motivations for joining this board.
 

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¡Bienvenida! Somos todos amigos aquÃ*. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Dos Cervesas, por favor!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
...sorry, that's pretty much the only spanish I know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I can welcome you in French or German if you would like, though!
 
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