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If you happen to be the first among your family or friends to go veg, making the pledge might seem like a solitary experience. But you’re not alone! If you have a question, want to share your story, or have some time tested advice to offer to new vegetarians, please post your message here... Post Message
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Meg And Liam: Some advice for newbies!! Friday, 1 October 2010 at 8:14pm
Im Meg and Im Liam's mum. He's 8 and just made the terrible realisation whats last nights roast chook was. So here we are, pledging to be veg. I was veg as a teenager but was told by my doc when I fell pregnant for the health of the baby I had to eat meat again, being 18 and somewhat terrified I did what I was told. That baby, my daughter is 14 now and doesn't want to be veg, I will discuss this with her later. Anyhow,, bit worried about meeting protein, iron and B12 requirments for my boy and myself. So any advice, websites, books, any dieticians/nutritionist in the crowd that can help me out would be great. You gotta start somewhere so please no judgments on being late bloomers. Cheers Meg and Liam ;)
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Giovanna Budel: Paix avec le monde Friday, 1 October 2010 at 2:06pm
Je suis vegetarienne depuis 5 ans et quasi vegan.  Je n'ai plus de problème au niveau de la colonne, les examens sanguins sont excellents, aucune carence!!
Le matin je me lève heuresue de savoir que pour mon alimentation  ne sauront plus assassinés des animaux.  Je suis en paix avec la nature.
La sensation de paix  avec tout ce qui vit sur la planète est une sensation merveilleuse, j'ai découvert le "bonheur".
Je ne sais comment j'ai fait pour m'alimenter de cadavres pendant cinquante ans.
Vanessa: Animal lover Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 8:00am
I have been a vegetarian for around 6 years now and I am so damn proud to be! I only wished I'd become one sooner, but I too, was ignorant and uneducated. Not now though, and I will starve before I ever eat any living creature again! I absolutely love animals, always have. Would never and could never hurt them. My heart aches "every minute of every day" knowing what they suffer and endure "every minute of every day". It sickens me to even think about the reality of an animals life and what its' fate is or what may happen. And the ignorance, arrogance and unremorse of human kind...I'm ashamed to be one. I really hope that one day, all the suffering, cruelty, and deaths will stop for all animals. They are beautiful creatures and deserve to live without misery.
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Lois: Hand In hand Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 4:02am
I previously posted a message regarding being a vegetarian but wanted to add what I believe goes hand in hand with vegetarianism, and that is testing of cosmetics, etc. on animals.  I just want to scream every time I see these ads on TV for cosmetics, perfumes, hair shampoos, deodorants, etc. sprooked by the models and movie stars when I know they have been tested on animals.  It makes me wonder why these people advertise the products, no doubt it is for the money and well as putting their faces out there, but do they not care that the majority of the brands are tested on animals or are they just plain ignorant.  Something you may not know about the Body Shop  which does not test their products on animals, is that the founder of the Body Shop sold out a few years back to L'Oreal of Paris, one company which does test on animals, so if you buy at the Body Shop you are lining the pockets of a company which does test.

The following is a link to Choose Cruelty Free which lists cruelty free companies, also there are many interesting and sometimes distressing articles about the procedures used in the testing

Visiting the website might just change your mind about the products you may currently be using.  I always carry with me my little CCF book to make sure that any product I buy is free from animal testing, and if I am in doubt I will not buy it.
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Alice: Never felt better Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 3:57am
I've been vegetarian for 6 months now and I've never felt better! I encourage anyone to become a vegetarian to make a huge difference to the world! I feel like I'm helping a good cause.

If anyone is struggling try, I think it's called QUORN products, they are based in the UK but are available in Australia. They have mince, sausage rolls, burgers and more and they are quite nice!

Good luck everyone!
Louise Cuming: Vegan for 27 years Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 2:06am
Hi animal lovers,

I've been vegan for 27 years as I simply do not believe in eating animals or any of their by-products, products tested on animals etc., etc.

I am of the thought that we are all animals....and who are we to play God with any living creature on this earth and how dare we make them suffer just because we can.

Interestingly, I NEVER get sick!  I would encourage anyone to join the veggie challenge and you might just find a better lifestyle.

Nick Westwood, SA: Great Quote Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 1:46am
"Now at last I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore." - Franz Kafka (Novelist)

What a great quote! That's exactly how I felt when I went vegan. It's given me a whole new sense of peace with the world and with animals.
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Taryn: Can't Wait Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 1:43am
I've been toying with the idea of going veg for years. Thanks for giving me the prompt I needed to finally do it!

I love animals and can't bear the thought that when I sit down to a meal I'm contributing to their suffering.
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Sharon Hutchings: Vegan pregancy and children Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 12:39am
My heartfelt congratulations to everyone who has chosen the path of less harm. I want to allay any misconceptions or fears that some may have about vegetarianism and veganism.  I went vegetarian 17 years ago and have now been vegan for the past 10 years (as has my partner). Our health is fantastic and I'm a regular blood donor. I've had two amazingly healthy vegan pregnancies (lots of organic juices, salads, tempeh, legumes, wholegrain pasta, soy smoothies etc.). Our two boys are now 9 and 7 and have always been in top health with extremely high energy levels and doing well at school. Recent blood test results (that I requested just to affirm our healthy choice) were all in the normal range. They've never eaten meat or seafood, and whilst we're vegan at home, they have had occasional dairy and egg in sweets at birthday parties. They have absolutely no desire to eat animals and even when I tell them that when they are older, what they eat will be their choice, they are passionately adamant that they will never want to eat meat - because they don't need to and they love animals.
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Gail Herbert: Gail Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 10:57pm
I have been eating vegetarian food since February 1998 (when I first heard of live shipments of animals, mistreatment in managing pigs) but I still use dairy milk mainly because I cannot tolerate soy.  Also milk does contain good vitamins including the B ones which you need to supplement if not eating meat.  

I really don't enjoy black teas and coffees, other cooking (including ice cream) and if someone could give me an alternative to soy milk that I can tolerate, I will happily give up dairy milk.  Rice Milk is very watery and does not do the trick.
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matt: vegan Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 9:59pm
vegetarianism is WAY cruel-ie battery hens and the killing of excess calves in the dairy industry( read animal cruelty!)and the rape and separation of mothers and calves and the veal industry profits from dairy! every1 should be vegan! its easy and the only sustainable diet!
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Marcus Rheade-Edwards: Thoughts Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 9:53pm
I have NOT eaten meat for about 16 years now, and dont eat eggs either, the only thing i do have the is animal derived is milk (bad i know, but i dont have very much)

And also think if people out there are not willing to become vegetarian (and i understand its not everyones cup of tea), I strongly feel that EVERYONE should drasticly reduce the amount of meat or meat products they consume, to perhaps once or twice per week, as I feel this would have a massive knock on effect, for the welfare of all animals farmed in the meat industry.

But I am a vegetarian pround, and always will be, theres no going back for me, its just green and forward.
elly: The person I want to be Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 9:28pm
I've always thought if myself as someone who cares about animals, but up until a year ago, that isn't how I was living. It wasn't that I was deliberately being cruel, it's just that I hadn't really thought about the amount of suffering that went into my chicken wings, my hamburger, my lamb shanks or my pork chops. One night, I was out with some friends and when I came home I was too keyed up to sleep, so I read a book that I'd been meaning to get to for quite some time. The book was Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, and I'd recommend it to just about anyone. In it, he makes a very powerful and convincing argument which basically boils down to: 1) we don't need meat to survive, 2) eating meat is economically wasteful, environmentally detrimental, and less healthy than a balanced vegiterian diet and, 3) the practices and procedures we use to get meat (i.e. factory farming) are incredibly cruel and constitute a huge amount of suffering. Singer makes the point that the fact that animals are not on the same level as us intellectually is irrelevant because they are still able to suffer and that in itself reason enough for any moral and compassionate being to abstain from inflicting that suffering. Singer believes that the only reasons people have for eating meat are tradition and because they like the taste. He asks the question 'do these reasons justify the amount of pain and suffering caused to the animals?' and his answer, and mine, was a resounding 'No'.
This is why I no longer eat meat; I simply feel that if I want to continue to see myself as a moral, compassionate and ethical person, I can no longer be a part of such a cruel, pointless and barbaric cycle, just because I enjoy the taste of lamb and just because my mother always used to cook it for me.
Mary Alice Donaldson: Veg Week-YES Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 6:59pm
Our systems will thank us for going Veg.  Great way to stay healthy and save some beautiful animals. Thank you Azzies, for I will start the trend in the U.S. Our country is turning into an "obese" country. WAY too much fast food. Slow down, prepare healthy meals and have more energy and loose weight.
Thank you to all my friends in Perth and  Western Australia,especially Lynn and John.
Alice Donaldson , Boston, Massachusetts
Natalie Stevenson: AT LAST NO ONE HAS TO DIE TO FEED ME Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 6:06pm
I have always been a lover of all animals however for most of my life included meat in my diet.  What changed for me was seeing the documentary Death on a Factory Farm.  I have not eaten meat since the night I saw it and I will never again.  Food tastes better knowing nothing, with a conscience and the ability to love and communicate, died to make it.
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Jodie: 18 Months Strong Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 11:57am
Hi there. Just wanted to say I had a bit of a giggle when I received your email asking me to go veg for a week, as I am pleased to say I have been a strict vegetarian for 18 months now. I decided it was the right thing for myself and for my animal friends. I haven't touched meat or fish in that time, and I also choose vegan options as often as possible, with the hope of being fully vegan in the future. Thanks, and keep up the good work! :)
Marnie: what about free range? Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 8:54am
I am a dedicated animal lover and advocate for animal welfare, but i also love eating meat...not all meat, i dont eat pork, ham, bacon or any pig meat anymore (until they change the farming laws) - and only free range chickens (but am going off chicken).... although i do love my beef and steak.   Is it bad if i eat this meat knowing that I buy grain fed, free range etc......????
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Sally N: Meat free is uplifting!! Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 8:51am
I hated eating meat as a child, as I felt it was wrong to eat animals from an early age. But my parents forced me to eat it. When I moved out I never ate red meat again and  I gave up chicken and became vegetarian 6 years ago and I try to be vegan most of the time. I have never felt or looked better and the great feeling I get knowing that I am not contributing to the death of beautiful animals is uplifting. I have brought both my young daughters up as vegetarian and they are both very healthy, contrary to the public's belief that we have to eat meat. (We are all brain washed from an early age to eat meat, but it is total rubbish forced on us from the meat industry).

I do however feel very isolated at times as I don't know many vegetarians, but I know they are out there and reading this page really gives me hope for the animals.  The fact that a lot of celebrities are vegetarian is also heartening as they are great at spreading the word.

People seem to think it is difficult to cook vegetarian meals, but it is so easy, especially now with all the meat substitutes. All the Quorn products I have tried are brilliant (I know some of them have egg and milk in them), Fry"s burgers are great and my family love the Sanitarium Hot Dogs and Deli Slices. I also make things like Tacos and Nachos with Mexi Beans, Vegie Pastas, Lentil Soup and Lentil Bolognaise. It is just such a clean healthy way to live. The thought of eating meat just makes me very sad. It is hard to believe that with all the evidence of cruel factory farming methods and the link between meat and cancers and other heath problems that people still want to eat meat. I just don't understand. I just hope people start thinking about what they are eating, try vegetarianism and realise how great it is and never turn back.
Mary: :) Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 8:44am
I'm 15 and i went vegetarian 2 years ago, and i found it pretty easy cause i did 2 months of research on the issues, but i first became interested in it all after i found out my inspiration and idol, darren cordeux, (front man of kisschasy), was vegan.  i've actually gone through a few health problems (they're sorted out now) and also bullying but i let it pass and kept to eating no meat cause how the animals are treated really upsets me. i've also inspired a quite a few others to go vege or at least eat less meat, and i've done presentations in class on the issues :) i find going vegetetarian was one of the best things i've ever done, it's pretty easy if you are dedicated and passionate about saving the animals. a little research helps you go a long way ;)
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Carol Maroun: Magic of being Veg Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 8:27am
I have been a vege since I was 27, Iam now 62. Pe0ple say i  Iook 42?  Why go around carrying dead carcasses in your system? think of the animals you have killed? I find it amazing that in this time of computers , aliens, foxtel, digital TV, that we still kill animals for food, how primitive and all out horrific. Surely we wont be packing corn beef sandwiches when we tour the moon or mars in the future to come. Wake up everyone, this is the year when we have a new ambassador to welcome the Aliens, lets hope they dont want to eat us? Ha Ha.
Lucy McNamara: Vegans and Vego's keep up your good work! Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 7:30am
It's inspiring reading these comments, thank you for your ideas and tips to help me eat fewer animal products. Yay for vegans!
carolyn: choose cruelty free Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 7:29am
It is heart warming to read the messages posted here.  Well done to everyone who cares enough to spread the word to others and avoid meat & animal products themselves.  There are many products such as hair & skin care which contain ingredients that are still tested on animals, but there are also many companies which do not include animal ingredients or those tested on animals.  Hopefully people are reading labels and doing their research.  Go to for more information
Tansy: Veg-Lover Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 6:58am
I have been vegetarian for 3 months now and it is great! I dont miss the meat at all and i am happy that i have saved some animals lives! Please go Veg!!!!
Erica Discombe: Why I went veg Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 6:49am
When I started hearing about the way animals were "culled" for human pleasure i became disgusted. Then one day i was eating a steak and it just didn't taste right, it made me sick to the stomach. No meat ever tasted the same again.
I love being vegetarian. Sometimes its hard to get a decent meal when your out and about but its worth it. I feel so healthy and happy now. Before I was really fat and lazy, I couldn't be better.
Tara Bolton: No meat Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 6:33am
It is great that people are getting beind this cause...................well done and encourage more to save even more animals on our planet
Ingrid: For mother earth Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 6:03am
Going veg is one of the most compassionate, caring and sensible things you can do for our earth, yourself and the animals.
I have been a vegetarian for about 6 months, and I would never go back.
Please, if you care, go veg.
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Lois: A veg and Proud of It Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 5:44am
I have been a veg for about 5 years but had been heading in that direction for some years before I actually got there.  I don't understand people when they say they love animals but still continue to eat them.  Perhaps they only love their cats and dogs and the farmed animals don't count.  I find it very irritating when there are so many ads on the TV for meat products, and recently one of the current affairs programmes did a story on eating horse meat, which I found very distasteful.  I sometimes wonder if the meat eaters would eat human meat if there no animals left to eat.
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Aspasia Kiasa: Vegetarian Week Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 5:27am
I would be so glad to join you, if I was living in Australia. But...I am Greek, I live in Athens and I wish you my best wishes for a great succes to your Veg. Week.

Thanking you for the invitation
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claire, sydney: wouldn't it be fair? Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 4:54am
I don't support the farmed animal business anymore, but I have to wonder why there have never been a programmes done to show the world the reality of farmed animals from birth to death?  We have programmes that show us the growing of crops and the whole process there.... but nothing for the farmed animal industry.  Why???  Is there something to hide???  Is there something people don't want to see?  If there's nothing wrong with it and so many people support it, then why should there be nothing open about it?  

Isn't it only fair to introduce the real story and the process and get to know the animals that are about to stock the shelves, so we can make an informed choice?  You know..... like, know the truth?   ....Know what they've been fed, what conditions they've been in, how they were killed?  It's not a problem to show crops and according to some meat-eaters, vegans are taking life from plants and killing something there....  why is the meat industry so hushed then?  I'm also raised the argument that wild animals kill other animals.... well there's plenty of shows that document this in graphic detail..... but why are the farmed animals getting lost in the media system??  They make enough money for the economy - doesn't the industry deserve to be aired without any sugar-coating and special effects so we can see how it all works in detail?
Cassy: Children Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 4:35am
My 7 year old daughter went Vegie earlier this year after seeing posters of animals in factory farms.  She gets a lot of ribbing at school but is adamant she will never eat meat again, she is the future for the animals of the world.  My 4 year old is now a vegie by default, as the rest of the family are, she is starting to understand why we choose to be this way.  I hope my children will carry this message forward, although some of the parents are already getting upset and telling us that our 7 year old should keep her opinions to herself - I encourage her to keep telling her opinions about the eating of meat and the treatment of animals!
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Katherine: A real vegetarian Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 4:24am
My story is long but the point is I have handraised calves and piglets and kids(goats) and have given my beloved animals the best life possible and have been vegetarian since I found out what happened to them and what meat actually was, I live on a farm, and therefore am throughly connected to the land and to every animal, I understand why people eat meat, but I can't live with the thought of animals dying for my eating, I give the animals on my parents farm the best life possible, that is kind, caring and 100% ethical and pro-animal rights. I live for animals, and they shouldn't die for me.
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Katrina: Lone Vegetarian Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 4:19am
I've been eating less and less meat over the last 18 months, now I only eat it when someone else is cooking. I'm struggling to take the final leap into vegetarianism . Any tips for when eating out at friends or families (all meat eaters) would be much appreciated.
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Barbara Rendell: brilliant veg product Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 4:02am
Hi everyone, You may or may not be aware of a brilliant new vegetarian product from the UK called Quorn. It is a fungi based meat equivilent and it tastes fantastic. You can buy it in the frozen section of Coles and Woolies only at the moment. They make several varieties including mince and sausages. Its definately worth a try. Hope everyone has a great meat free week! Love Barbara XXXX
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Moira Newman: LONG TIME VEGETARIAN Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 3:21am
I have been a total vegetarian for as long as I can remember and thankfully am now a very fit and healthy 70 year old, leading a full and active life and taking no medication or supplements at all.   Best of all - I am guilt free of any animal cruelty or exploitation.
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Cassy: Flesh - Ugh Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 2:14am
At first the realisation that I was eating flesh made me give up.  Now that I have been a veggie for so many years I am more aware of the awful treatment that animals receive in factory farming situations and I try to bring meat eaters attention to this fact.

Have just found Quorn in the supermarkets, which is great for those of us who can't eat soy.
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Terri Wasylycia: Meatless Bliss Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 1:15am
I went Veg slowly cutting out pork products, then chicken,  then seafood, then beef, as I learned more and more about how these creatures live and die in order to furnish human plates. Intelligent being should not be consumed.....period.
I lean toward veganism more as I find more products that replace animal-based ones, without the chemicals which is really hard. But I do persist
Whenever I see meat, I think "that's an animal" I visualise the animal it came from - frolicking and living in harmony with it's herd or pack - and it really ends any desire to eat it.
Vegetarianism is also a much cleaner way to cook, the cleanup is so easy!
Merrill Kuhnemann: Vegetarian Meats Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 12:25am
I buy from Woolworths Sanitarium Vegetarian Sausages, Sanitarium Vegetarian BBQ sausages, Sanitarium Vegetarian Hot Dogs, Sanitarium Vegetarian Smoked Deli Slices, not keen on the Sanitarium Vegetarian Bacon though, Fry's Vegetarian Cottage Pie, Fry's Vegetarian Traditional Burgers, Sanitarium Vegetarian Lentil Patties, and Australian Eatwell Fresh Vegetarian Pasta Sauces in different flavours.  Then from Coles (only because Woolworths does not stock this item - I don't know why?) - I buy Sanitarium Vegetarian I prefer this one to the packets of dry vegetarian mince.
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Merrill Kuhnemann: Made big difference in my health Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 12:09am
I have been vegetarian since January 2005, animal fats in the blood were killing me the blood tests showed at that time.  (Triglycerides.)  Had to make the changes- I did, and now my blood work is excellent.  People only seem to think about bad cholesterol but they must also remember that high triglycerides very bad too.
Sham, QLD: Feeling Great Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 10:35pm
I grew up with two vegetarians in my house, my Mum and my big sister. I didn't ever give it a second thought why they were, all I knew is I liked meat just as much as I liked my Mum's vegetarian dishes. Since being vegetarian, everyone thinks I am one because my Mother brought me up as one. This is the furthest from the truth possible. When I was about 12, I went off meat. Mum would try and convince me to eat it because she was worried about my iron levels. The older I got, the more conscious I became of the state of the planet. This led to me researching where food came from, and from there I watched 'Earthlings'. I encourage everyone, vego or not, to watch this amazing film. Now after much research and even activism I have a firm basis for my beliefs. Eating meat it outdated and wrong. If me, at 17, knows this, then adults should certainly make it a priority to educate themselves!
Sarah: thanks :) Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 9:36pm
Sometimes there is a lot of pressure from family and friend that eat meat and they often try to argue that your not making a difference, so thanks for reminding me of the  impact it can make and that there are other people out there that feel the same. i have been vegetarian for 3 years and am slowing switching all my milk cheese and yogurt to soy and rice options, i feel much healthier, look better and eat much healthier than all my friends and family (not eating mcdonalds and other junk food). thanks to everyone for the extra boost of encouragement. becoming a vegie is the best thing i could have done for myself and animals :)
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Lauren Hall: FRYS brand found at Wooles is VEGAN and so tasty. Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 9:22pm
Frys brand meat substitues (green packaging) taste GREAT and can be found in frozen section of Woolies. They have a huge range.

Be careful or the new brand Quorn (yellow packaging) as they use Egg Whites in their products and I VERY much doubt they are free range egg whites or they would probably mention it.

FRYS tastes better and is vegan. View their full range here.
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Brooke Arthur: Why i made friends with salad! Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 9:21pm
Ive been vegetarian for a year now and Im healthier than ever! I first became a vegetarian for health reasons, I was over weight, my cholesterol was through the roof and I was just veeeery unhealthy!
Since being cruelty free ive lost 15kgs and my cholesterol levels are back to normal! While doing research I found my vegetarianism was even better because I save 100 animals a year!!! Ive hopped on board to many 'Cruelty free' sites and now started campaigning to stop meat farms from destroying the earth and to stop the slaughter of many cattle. Its not nessacary to kill THAT many cattle a year its just ridiculous!  Im a huge believer of "we should only eat what we are prepared to kill and skin ourselves" so seeming as how I could never EVER harm an animals I will remain vege forever. And will always encourage people to become vegie too!
Sheree Johnson: Happy veggie! Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 9:21pm
Yay!! Too see many people with heart and humanity is encouraging. I get so sad and frustrated with the worlds ignorance, its warming to know there are others out there, who like me have respect and compassion. Thumbs up ppl. <3<3<3
Rhie Stevens: being veg for 2 years Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 9:08pm
I haven't eaten meat for 2 years and i feel incredible. If 2 animals are saved by not eating meat for a week, then 2 years is saving more then I can count :)
I'm so proud of myself and anyone that chooses to sign this pledge!
Giulia Togliatto: ONLY ASK 2 QUESTION. HAS IT BEEN TESTED ON ANIMALS. HAS IT GOT ANIMAL INGREDIENTS. Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 8:30pm
Back in the eighties a actor named Lynda Stoner ( cop shop) made waves about what was going on with the baby seals, being killed. Well they just put me off eating meat. Almost thirty years later I am still alive and kicking and in very good health. Yet alot of people actually think they need to eat meat. See what good advertising can do. Sea food is out also. And the big one I stopped after 33 years. Smoking! I did not realise that they also used to use and put  the poor Beagle Dogs ( Smoking Animals) thru hell and they were made to smoke for experiments reasons. Even though they stopped doing this in the late ninties,( cant believe it was still going on in the ninties ) reading the stories of what those animals had to go through,and how they would cry, not to metion the pictures of them with their faces put in a cone of some sort with all wires attached and naturally a cigarette where its forced to inhale,cigarette after cigarette, was a shocker and I will never smoke again, as those images will forever haunt me and what they went thru. I stopped eating meat , but I was still a part of animals crueltry, and not aware of it. Now I check every thing, to make sure what I do in life dosent come at a animals expence.

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Janet Adams: More creative recipes needed Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 8:17pm
I quit eating meat 40 years ago when I was advised to do so by a medical specialist (arthritis specialist). The really great thing about this was that it made me more picky about what I ate and cooked so I ate more healthily.  Although many of the posted recipes here are great and  similar to my everyday ones I would like to experience once again the type of vegetarian  food once served to me on a Singaporean airlines flight. (I understood their food was prepared by an award winning Singaporean chef). If there is someone out there who can supply recipes for gourmet Asian vegetarian food I, and I'm sure many others I know,  would gladly give up the eggs and cheese that still form part of my diet.
Alison Cruickshank: Recipe Ideas? Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 7:57pm
hey, I am Mum to a family of five and would like to go down the vegetarian track.  I support much of the comments I have read, but it is a BIG step to take, as much as I would like to.  We already grow lots of our own veges and fruit and I am sure we can take this next step too... with guidance!

I have a fabulous baked bean recipe with fennel, dahl and lasagne recipes and would love to share and get ideas - ESPECIALLY quick meals for families that will suit the younger members and that don't require me to fine obscure or expensive ingredients.

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Elizabeth: GOOOOOOOO GREENS! Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 7:55pm
Its good to see all of you have made a pledge. This conveys the message that being a vegetarian isn't as hard as first thought. I have been meat free for a year and a half, and I do not consider going back to my old meat eating habit any time soon!!
Jill Mckay: Loving being vegetarian! Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 7:50pm
I became vegetarian on Jan 1st 2010. I'm absolutely loving it and wish I had done it years ago.  Its a great way of life and these days it is so easy to do.  I don't understand why more people don't do it.
I feed my friends my great veg recipes and slowly they are begining to think about giving up meat as well.
This Jan 1st I'm planning on becoming full vegan. I'm doing it solely for  animals. Animals Australia made me aware of the cruelty involved in animal farming.
Jane Flitter: Ms Wednesday, 29 September 2010 at 7:38pm
I became vegan to stop animals being killed.  It is unnecessary to eat meat/fish/chicken and I hate to see animals suffer I love animals.
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