Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World (Tofu Hound Press)

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World (Tofu Hound Press)

Bob Torres, Jenna Torres

Language: English

Pages: 196

ISBN: 1604860154

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans offer tips and advice for thriving without animal by-products. Sometimes funny and irreverent yet always aware of its serious message, this resource for being vegan in a world that doesn’t always understand or have sympathy for the lifestyle illustrates how to go vegan in three weeks or less by employing a “cold tofu method;” convince family, friends, and others that there is no such thing as a vegan cult; and survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores. Also offering answers to questions such as “Do you, like, live on apples and twigs?” this reference dispels myths and explains the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism, encouraging everyone to embrace their inner vegan.














a positive example for others. You’re also giving yourself permission to live your life on your own terms, and that’s no small personal accomplishment in a world full of teachers, professors, parents, politicians, bosses, and others who all think they know how to run your life better than you do. Truth is, they don’t. Only one person truly knows how to live your life well, and that’s you. If you decide that the pain and suffering inflicted in your name is wrong, now is the time to dig deep, grasp

all the rest just makes you look like a self-centered asshole — plus, you become a real downer to be around. Come down off the cross, already, and stop feeling badly for yourself. All of the whinging and whining and pining for animal products and your extended soliloquies about what a fantastic martyr you are makes veganism look hard — which it isn’t in the vast and overwhelming majority of cases. No one — not omnivores and especially not your fellow vegans — wants to hear the cries of a vegan

amusement, or convenience. This wholly unnecessary animal use results in an enormous amount of animal pain, suffering, and death.”6 What, then, is the solution to this moral schizophrenia we have about animals? According to Francione, we only have two choices: we either continue to treat animals as we are 83 VEGAN FREAK now, by inflicting suffering even for unnecessary ends and recognizing our commitment to humane treatment as a farce, or, we can recognize that animals have a morally

if you want to maintain good relationships with your kin. There’s no better advertisement for your certainty about veganism than your being secure in your choice and communicating that to others. To this end, as we mentioned in the previous section, it helps to do as much research as possible before talking to your family, and to really understand the reasons why you are vegan so you can answer everyone‘s questions with solid answers. This also helps you counteract challenges from your family

need to be up front with your friends about your veganism. If friends are throwing a dinner party, it is best you should explain exactly what this means in clear terms (e.g. “I don’t eat meat, eggs, dairy, or fish.”) It isn’t that we think your friends are dumb, but you can’t assume up front that everyone knows what veganism is. If you make this assumption, you might end up sitting in front of a dish covered in cheese. Offer to bring something with you, because then at least you have one thing to

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