Connecting with and respecting life
Supporting and empowering each other!
Appreciating and nurturing our environment
Love and compassion
Optimal nourishment

Welcome to Why We Are Vegan!

Why We Are Vegan eBooks Now Available!

25% of eBook Sales Donated to Charity

Your purchase makes a positive difference: 25% of the profits from each book sold will be donated to various sentient being rescues and sanctuaries each year.

Help us grow our community and awareness. If you have a particular rescue or sanctuary — anywhere in the world — you’d like considered or simply to have their contact information shared on our website and social media, please email us with their website urls and any other details you’d like to share.

connecting with and respecting life

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For All Sentient Beings

Living by the Golden Rule; treating all sentient beings as living, breathing, feeling, seeing, smelling, hearing, worthwhile beings sharing this earth with us. Learn more

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For Our Environment

Contributing positively to the natural cycle of life here on earth through sustainable living including, recycling, repurposing and donating. Learn more

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For Optimal Health

Consuming fresh plant-based, organic produce; growing our own; and/or purchasing plant-based foods that nourish our minds and bodies. Learn more

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If Stormy touches your heart, please help them heal this little one and please repost to others who you feel would be able and willing to help this sweet being #whywearevegan Repost from @amaanimalrescue using @RepostRegramApp - Poor Stormy couldn’t catch a break. First, the worst prolapse that doctors have ever seen, then multiple surgeries- all failed. Then a Colopexy surgery, during which doctors discovered signs of trauma that caused Stormy’s colon to change into a very abnormal S shape. But the kitty didn’t give up. He is still fighting and if you’d like to support Stormy, please help us cover his medical bills, which you can view by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/stormy-needs-a-lifesaving-surgery or inquire via DM for the link or PayPal amaanimalrescue@gmail.com or Venmo@AMA-1. 💔PLEASE REPOST💔 ... See MoreSee Less

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If you need someone to love, here’s your opportunity. Please care and share 🐼’s need with anyone you know who could be his future forever family. #whywearevegan Repost from @amaanimalrescue using @RepostRegramApp - Someone contacted us regarding a tiny little kitten, just a few days old, crawling around all by himself... Unfortunately, the founder wasn’t able to help or bring him to us, so the kitten was to be left there if we didn’t do something ASAP. We rushed to the location that was given to us, and luckily we were able to find the baby exactly where we were told he’d be. As soon as we saw this little angel, we named him Panda ( he definitely looks like one). It’s never a sure answer if newborn kittens will make it without their mom, but we will do everything possible to help him get through it. Please send positive thoughts to Panda! ❤️ #amaanimalrescue #teamama #rescue #adoptdontshop #cats #catsagram #kitten #savealife #positivity #share #love ... See MoreSee Less

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An example of how pure compassion can rock worlds and empower many. Please share the efforts of this fabulously team and follow them if you haven’t discovered them until this post. LOVE 💕 pass it on #whywearevegan Repost from @boochaces using @RepostRegramApp - One of the most difficult things for a nonprofit animal rescue to do is raise funds after an animal is already safe. As someone who still donates to various different rescues, the stories that already have a happy ending don’t grip me as hard as the ones that are just getting started with a mystery final chapter. I didn’t realize this until I founded Rancho Relaxo and took over everything from the animal care all the way up to the marketing and boring paperwork. A few months ago, @afelice16 and myself took on a huge case. We knew we would be spending our own organization’s funds vetting and placing these animals but the only thing we cared about was their safety. Close to 70 large animals. Now that it’s over, I tell myself I would NEVER do a case like this again. But who am I kidding? You all know I would. Haha. Annie was amongst this huge herd of neglected animals. Right away, I knew that Rancho Relaxo was going to take her under our care. She had tumor clusters all over her eye, eyelids and face. She was also very skinny and seemingly defeated. We sent her to New Bolton (hospital) right away. Upon diagnosis, the doctors found that this cancer had been growing for years and it came close to penetrating the bone. On top of surgery, she needed multiple rounds of chemotherapy. She remained in the hospital for a couple of months. Had this been taken care of right away, her bill would have been $800 or so but instead it was $10,000. Yesterday, I received a message that stated, “That’s so much money to spend on an old pony. Geez.” If you don’t like rescues who give the animals a 100% chance to fight through what has been dealt to them, then Rancho Relaxo is not the rescue you should be following. We give every animal the equal opportunity to SURVIVE. That will NEVER change. Yesterday, we raised $863 toward Annie’s surgery. We had already paid $2,000 last week. This leaves us with $6,000+ to pay. There is anot ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a pup to love or know a loving soul who would like to share that love? Please share this post and help find Einstein a wonderful forever home. Repost from @eckoisms using @RepostRegramApp - Meet my little buddy Einstein! Though small, Einstein packs a punch with personality. We figured someone was surely missing him - as he loves to be carried around and snuggle right next to you. Sadly, he’s still at the shelter - missing the good life. Einstein knows the way to your heart, when trying to re-kennel him, he will turn right around and jump into your arms...and you decide to carry him around a while longer. This sweet boy will make someone very happy. His loving personality makes him the perfect addition to your life - easy on walks, loves to be close, and I’m sure he would love to watch “Secret Life of Pets” with you multiple times (don’t worry, he won’t get any ideas). Einstein is currently residing at @p.a.w.s.shelter 💙🐾
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If you haven’t discovered these little sweethearts yet (@jemandthemisfits ) and are compassionate for older dogs, these posts will make you smile every time (just like @wolfgang2242 does 💗) - both have inspired us, once we have the time and space they need and deserve, to adopt seniors. #whywearevegan Repost from @jemandthemisfits using @RepostRegramApp - 7th hour stretch! We’re driving through the big state of Texas now on our #misfitroadtrip, but before we left New Mexico we made a very special stop.
Last year we read an amazing and inspiring book called “A Small Furry Prayer”. It’s the story behind a place called ✨Rancho de Chihuahua✨
a sanctuary for elderly and special needs dogs. The founders happen to be good friends with @gidgetthechi and Gracie’s mom, and she kindly arranged an introduction. ✨Take a look at all the new friends we made!

We were really excited to visit them.
You can read more more about them on their website ranchodechihuahua.org, their Facebook page Rancho De Chihuahua, or @rancho_de_Chihuahua

While they currently have a full house and are in the process of relocating, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. A whole ranch where #oldisthenewnew! ⭐️ #jemandthemisfitsgoesontour #travelingwithasideofranch #misfitsonthemove #seniorrecuedogsrule
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Proof that there is far more good in this world than evil. ❤️💗💕🐾🙏🏻 Repost from @barnsanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - 🚨✨Muddy Buddy Update!✨🚨 Look at this happy face! This sweet, handsome guy headed to his new forever home in Wisconsin yesterday. -
On Friday, Muddy Buddy was shot three times and left for dead. His original owner could not keep him where she was living, so Muddy Buddy was staying with her mom and grandmother. While staying there, Muddy Buddy got out of the yard. Concerned for neighborhood safety, his caretakers chose to put him down and asked a neighbor to come shoot Muddy Buddy. -
They then left Muddy Buddy thinking he was dead and contacted his original owner to come bury him. When she arrived, two days later, she found him alive and trembling. This is when the call was put out for assistance, which our own amazing Christine answered without hesitation. At this point, all we knew was that there was an animal in need and we were in a position to help. -
Muddy Buddy’s life was saved because Esther's Army, Christine, and the team at MSU took quick action. His vet bills exceeded $2,500, which we happily covered. We are so grateful he will have a new, safe home to live out his natural life. Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to rescue and care for animals in dire need. We could not do this without you! ❤️🐷#whywearevegan
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#compassion #barnsanctuary #youcanhelp Repost from @barnsanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - 🚨 Yesterday evening, Esther's Army put out an emergency call for assistance with a sweet pot bellied pig named Muddy Buddy who had been shot three times - twice in the head. Initially, Muddy Buddy was believed dead but when his mom returned home to bury him, she discovered him alive and immediately reached out for help. Thankfully, our incredible Animal Care Manager, Christine, saw the post and jumped into action, rushing Muddy Buddy and his family up to MSU for emergency surgery. Dr. Johnson and her team worked tirelessly to remove the bullets from Muddy Buddy’s face and, against all odds, he pulled through surgery with a positive prognosis. Muddy Buddy will stay at MSU for a few days so the doctors can keep an eye on him. Please consider helping with his medical care as we assist this family in saving their sweet friend. You can donate with any of the links in our profile or on our Facebook page. ❤️🐷#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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Our #vegan Everything Bowl this evening: baked teriyaki-marinated extra-firm sprouted organic tofu (#adjectives 😁) on a bed of organic baby spinach and arugula, organic rainbow quinoa, organic: 🍋 juice, red cabbage, red onion, zucchini, 🥕, red pepper, and homemade lemon-garlic tahini dressing (emphasis on the #lemons). So delicious and plenty left for the rest of the week = perhaps tomorrow we’ll add some (you guessed it) organic 🥑 💗#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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Repost from @vegan_ig_gram on Instagram: “@book_of_earth.01 Love all animals Respect all animals ❤️🙏🏻👉🏻@book_of_earth.01 • 🌍 • 🌱 • ❤️…” using @RepostRegramApp - @book_of_earth.01
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Repost from @lovealwayssanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - Clear your schedules! On Sunday, August 19, @evolutionburger will be doing a pop-up in front of Love Always!! 😱😱Come get your fill of plant-based junk food and visit all the residents. 🐷 🦃 🐶 🐱 🦆 🦅 🐢 🦎 🐔 🐰 Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donation to get into the sanctuary: $10 per person Stay tuned for more info and updates! #lovealwayssanctuary #evolutionburger #vegan #veganaf #plantbased #veganjunkfood #vgang #veganism #veganinla #veganshare #vegansofig #veganfortheanimals #veganfood #veganfoodie #crueltyfree #veganclub #friendsnotfood #animalsarefriends #potbelliedpig #ilovepigs #getreadytopigout ... See MoreSee Less

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