- 1. How long have you been Vegan/Vegetarian?
I started out being vegetarian probably a little under a year ago. (I’m terrible at time so forgive me) and a couple months of being vegetarian and learning that there was no thing as free-range eggs, I made the switch to veganism.
- 7. What’s your favourite Vegan/Vegetarian meal and what’s the recipe?
Chezeeti! It’s a recipe that me and asexual-jellyfish made up. It’s gluten free pasta, with melted cheddar daiya cheese, and a crumbled up Garden Herb sunshine burger all mixed together.
- 9. Favourite farmed animal and why?
Goats! I’ve always though goats were the cutest and I love the amount of energy and playfulness they have. I’ll be honest here though, the more I learn about pigs, the more I like them as well.
- 20. Was your transition to becoming Vegan/Vegetarian gradual or done in one go?
I always felt super guilty for eating meat and like I was doing something horribly wrong but it was one of those things where everyone else did it and I wasn’t eating baby animals like calves or lambs, and I thought animal protein was the only way I would be able to get enough iron to deal with my periods. At times I would try not eating meat but I had no body to help me with it or encourage me with it, so I often fell right back to being a meat eater. But when I got a job at a grocery store, I found a vegetarian friend (icouldflybuthavenowings), and two vegan friends (one being asexual-jellyfish) and they all help and encouraged me to go vegetarian and eventually vegan. Initially my desire to become vegan, also included a desire to impress a particular friend, but the more I read up on veganism the more I can’t imagine ever being anything but vegan. (And also, knowing that by supporting the dairy industry you’re supporting the veal industry was one of the most horrifying things I learned, because I was always ALWAYs anti-veal but I used to drink tons of milk (before becoming dairy-intolerant as well).
- 26. Which question frustrates/annoys you the most regarding being Vegan/Vegetarian?
"Do you eat fish?" This one frustrates me the most because usually a simple, ‘no’ never suffices in these conversation, and people have to go through a litany of different types of sea creatures to ask if I eat a particular one. (Which is why I finally got my, ‘Fish are friends, not food!’ shirt.)
- 28. Favourite cruelty free toiletries?
This is a hard one because I’m still learning this. In fact, just this morning I learned that there’s a high chance that the toilet paper I’ve been buying is tested on animals. I have fallen in love with E.L.F. cosmetics however. They are cheaper than pretty much anything else I’ve ever tried! And I often uses soaps and body washes from Bath & Body Works (which do not do animal testing) along with vegan bath options from Lush.