28 06, 2014

April Bergin, Cork

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How and why did you go vegan?

I have been eating a vegan diet for 48 days now, but I have been a vegetarian for 15 years. I became a vegetarian for two reasons: First, I didn’t like meat. Second, and this is the main reason, I love animals. I grew up on a farm in Canada and was always surrounded by animals: dogs, cats, a sheep, a goat, cows, and horses were the domesticated animals that were always around. Wild animals I’d regularly saw included deer, antelope, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, porcupines, skunks, gophers, numerous breeds […]

23 06, 2014

Why Vegan Stories: Ian Byrne, Dublin.

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Many thanks to Ian Byrne for answering our questions. If you too want to participate and share your story, read our questions and email your answers to us at www.vegan.ie or vegansireland@gmail.com.

How and why did you go vegan?

Like so many others I was raised on meat, dairy and egg without ever being given a choice or being educated about the consequences of my actions. I became accustomed to eating meat and it felt ‘normal’ because it seemed like everybody else did it (except for those few vegetarian oddballs of course). […]

21 06, 2014

Eileanoir Daly, Ireland

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Why and how did you go vegan?

I turned vegan out of curiosity. One of my best friends progressed from swore vegetarian to vegan and animal rights activist over a few years. I was lactose intolerant, didn’t care for meat but was an egg addict and a wholefood baking nut,(real butter, full fat EVERYTHING) so when I choose to do a college project on vegan nutrition, i bite the bullet, gave up my eggs, and never once missed them.

That was 2 months ago, my energy levels are up, my weight is down and staying down, my skin has improved, […]

14 06, 2014

Shay Leon, Galway

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How and why did you go vegan?

Saw Earthling and didn’t want to be a part of this. By the end of the film I was vegan.
I was a vegetarian, had an idea that probably veganism is better and was thinking about it for a long time, but it was a bit abstract cause I didn’t know too much. “Earthling” put everything in place and I couldn’t look at animal products afterwards.I had no idea about vegan nutrition, but once you make the decision, veganism is so easy. I didn’t have any problems about it with anyone though obviously […]

7 06, 2014

Heather Hamilton, Rathmines, Dublin

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How and why did you go vegan?

It was a gradual process for me. The first vegan I met was an eccentric English woman in her mid-thirties. We were both working in a summer school for spoiled Russian children in London in 2005 and eating our lunch in a canteen every day. At first I thought she might have an eating disorder when she mentioned a dairy-free existence but when I saw the huge mounds of food I realised that wasn’t the case! I admired her willingness to be different and from the offset she wasn’t shy about making […]