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Dorrie1967
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Post by Dorrie1967 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:17 pm

Hello Folks,
I am looking forward to participating in some interesting discussion on veganism.
After being a vegetarian for 30 years I became a vegan 6 months ago and love it.
I am a Highland Scot living in the US for almost 20 years, Professor in a University in WA state.
I love a good laugh, nature, being outdoors, and worry about what we are doing to our planet.
Cheers
Dorrie

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Post by Red » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:20 pm

Hey Dorrie, it's good to see you made the change to veganism.
What subject do you teach at Uni?
Learning never exhausts the mind.
-Leonardo da Vinci

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:57 pm

Welcome Dorrie, I hope you like it here.

Did environmental activism inspire your change to veganism?

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Post by Jebus » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi Dorrie. Welcome to the forum. I was also vegetarian before becoming vegan. 30 years!!! What took you so long?
How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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Post by Dorrie1967 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:16 pm

Red wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Hey Dorrie, it's good to see you made the change to veganism.
What subject do you teach at Uni?
Hi Red,
I teach bioinformatics.
Cheers
Dorrie

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Post by Dorrie1967 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 pm

Jebus wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Hi Dorrie. Welcome to the forum. I was also vegetarian before becoming vegan. 30 years!!! What took you so long?
Hi Jebus,
I did not realize the harm I was doing to cows and hens by eating dairy and eggs (free range only), I had thought it was pretty harmless to them. Having watched a couple of documentaries I realized that was not the case and that I was part of the cruelty chain and contributing to harming our environment. I so wish I had gone vegan 30 years ago instead of just vegetarian.
How about you, what made you go Vegan?
Cheers
Dorrie

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Post by Dorrie1967 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:23 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Welcome Dorrie, I hope you like it here.

Did environmental activism inspire your change to veganism?
It was part of it for sure. I watched the netflix documentary "What the Health" and I made the commitment that day to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

Cheers

Dorrie

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Post by Jebus » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:06 am

Dorrie1967 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 pm
I did not realize the harm I was doing to cows and hens by eating dairy and eggs (free range only), I had thought it was pretty harmless to them. Having watched a couple of documentaries I realized that was not the case and that I was part of the cruelty chain and contributing to harming our environment. I so wish I had gone vegan 30 years ago instead of just vegetarian.
How about you, what made you go Vegan?
Pretty much same as you. I was ill informed by my boss at the time, who was a charismatic author/speaker on vegetarianism. He claimed that cow milk is essential for human health. Once I learned how the dairy industry is the same as the meat industry, and that my boss's health claims were bullshit, becoming a vegan was a no-brainer.
How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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