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October 22, 2009

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Hahaha, LOVED this! You guys rock.

Great blog guys! You seem like you have so much fun...this must be a fabulous place to intern!

Just to add a thought: whenever I hear, "Oh, I don't think I could ever be vegan, it's seem way too hard!," I try to not make the vegan lifestyle sound too rosy. I've noticed that when I do that, I sound like a salesman. And nobody trusts a salesman. So I try to be really honest. Yes, veganism is usually really easy. I've been doing it every day for a long time, and I've never starved to death - actually, I've trained for a marathon and haven't had a cold in two years. It's second nature to me, and it's hardly an obstacle. But also, it is difficult sometimes. Sometimes it's really frustrating, actually. Making moral choices is often a challenge - but the reward of knowing you are traveling the compassionate and conscientious road makes the bumps along that road easy to handle.

You all brightened my morning. Funny AND informative. Thanks guys! :)

Hello,
Great discussion! I gave my 78 year old mother Gene Baur's Farm Santuary Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food book. To my surprise she read the whole thing! AND she wants to be a vegetarian now! She keeps saying "but, I don't know what to eat..." She doesn't like to cook. Can someone point me in the right direction on how to help my mom CONTINUE to be a vegetarian?

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