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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#vegantikkamasala recipe by @santoshanutrition with @bhogatempeh over sushi rice = fabulous 💕🌱🙏🏻👏 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tyler not only joins me each morning for meditation, he also inspired me this weekend to get @taylorguitars a @Yamaha_guitars companion and an @acousticamps 🐾🎼💗🙏🏻👏#feelingroovy #resonatewithwhatyoulove #whywearevegan #sentientbeings #sparkjoy #music #grateful ... See MoreSee Less

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Spontaneous adventure to @themillerstable with @santoshanutrition and @gingcali8 - soon to be 2.0 and hoping to see even more #veganoptions and #glutenfreeoptions #whywearevegan 🙏🏻👍🏻💗 ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome tasting @staygoldencoffee with @santoshanutrition and @thelovin_oven 🙏🏻👏😁💗with @gingcali8 #whywearevegan #vegan ... See MoreSee Less

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Follow to get translation: compassion is worldwide 💕Repost from @startingoversanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - הופעת האיחוד של קשת והאתונות!
פסח לייב, אצלנו במקלט, הכינו את החיבוקים ובואו לראות את הדבר האמיתי!

פתחנו סיורים חדשים בחול המועד! בואו לבקר את קשת, חיה, סנואו, פרדי, פוני, ליצ׳י וכל חבריהם!
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בכל יום יתקיימו מספר סיורים ותוכלו לחוות את פעילות המקלט שלנו: תשמעו איך הכל התחיל, את סיפורי ההצלה והשיקום המרגשים שהתרחשו כאן, תפגשו את הדיירים וגם תוכלו לתת לסאלי הקטנה גזר. היא כבר מחכה ❤

אנחנו נמצאים בעמק חפר, היכנסו והירשמו באמצעות הקישור המצורף >> https://www.startingover.org.il/visits.
או דרך הקישור בפרופיל🏠

ממליצים למהר. מספר המקומות מוגבל 😃
מימין לשמאל: סוסו, קשת, בובי ושוקו.
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The return of Keshet and the donkeys, the best band in the valley.
Left to right: Shoko, Bobby, Keshet and Sussu. 📷: The amazing @revital_topiol_photographer
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Delicious way to relax! Thank you @gaiaherbs for making it SO easy to enjoy #goldenmilk at home.👏💕🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Morning meditations with this guy ❤️🙏🏻😊 #tgif #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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This picture and this account both #sparkjoy for me daily! Happy Thursday! Recommended: following @wolfgang2242 💗💕❤️🐾😊 #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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Please consider any and all the ways you or your friends/colleagues might be able to help @boochaces and her team help these sweet #sentientbeings #whywearevegan — Repost from @boochaces using @RepostRegramApp - Please go back a couple of posts to read the original caption that completely gives a run down of the situation I am dealing with here. This post is an update to that one! These goats are living in a dirt lot with no food. The caretaker was able to get a few bags of food yesterday but that was it. We are asking for sanctuaries and rescues to step forward - it does not matter where you are because I am getting help with transport - and pledge to take in at least two goats. We have about 40 placed so far. Until we begin removing the goats from the property, they need to be fed - which is something that I was hesitant to do because once the desperation goes away, the caretaker does a 180 and refuses to surrender any goats. But they have to eat while I find placement. I called the feed store that the caretaker normally gets their grain from and this store refuses to deliver to the property without a credit check so someone can be accountable because the caretaker owes them $5,000. I am not paying this debt, obviously. But I am going to go to another feed store and purchase about $1,000 in feed. Please. Donate. This is the last thing we need when it comes to budget but we are going to go forward with helping these goats as best as we can so they do not end up starving or at a slaughterhouse. If you are a rescue or a sanctuary and can take in goats, DM me with how many goats you can take, your rescue/name, phone number and location. I cannot sift through the comments, sadly. Keep in mind, vetting and quarantine will be completely up to the rescue or individual taking in the goats. This is a MAJOR undertaking for an organization like ours since I volunteer my time 24/7/365 when it comes to placement coordination, I work full time outside of Rancho Relaxo to pay my own bills and I have no one helping me with this case because we do not have staff outside of animal care. Please consider donating today. PayPal boochaces@aol.com, Venmo boochaces, Check RANCHO RELAX ... See MoreSee Less

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Thoroughly enjoyed a cozy #gamenight with friends old and new. Got this new game @solocedros and couldn’t wait to share it = turns out it’s a hit! And exceptional spring rolls from @lanesed = um... SO good, we took them down and forgot to take a picture! Please bring again next time 😁👏 ... See MoreSee Less

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If you don’t yet follow @wolfgang2242 = highly recommend for heart and soul, and inspiration for adopting #seniorsentientbeings - Repost from @wolfgang2242 using @RepostRegramApp - I work with the Maxfund Rescue Group in Denver to help them find homes for senior dogs that are up for adoption. Today I'm featuring Champ, an 8 year old shar pei.

When I do these Maxfund posts I usually have an idea of how I'm going to present the dog and which dogs of mine I'll use in the photo with them. But when Champ came in the door and greeted me with a combination snort/snuffle/grunt I knew somewhere down-the-line he was probably related to Bikini the pig and they had to be photographed together. Just look at them, like two distant cousins about to go out on the town. Champ however, must have graduated with honors from the same finishing school that Bikini got kicked out of because he was a complete gentleman during his entire stay at my house. He gets along with dogs, with cats, (with pigs) and even ignored my free roaming chickens when he was off leash. He's calm, he's quiet and he's completely house trained.
Champ had a previous adopter that returned him because of separation anxiety so he would be best for someone that isn't gone for long periods of time and has other dog(s) to keep him company. In my experience it's not uncommon for dogs that have been abandoned to experience separation anxiety and it can take some time until they feel secure again. Champ is also being tested for shar pei swollen hock syndrome. When that flares up it is treated with anti-inflammatories and pain meds. He's available for adoption or foster.
Maxfund is open every day except Tuesdays. Direct all related questions to them. 1005 Gallapego, Denver, Colorado. 303.595.4917 or email Kim at @kimberlyalisonshively@gmail.com
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YAASSSSSS - thanks for sharing this @darealdonella 💕🙏🏻👏💗#whywearevegan Repost from @darealdonella using @RepostRegramApp ... See MoreSee Less

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Repost from @barnsanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - 🚨RESCUE ALERT🚨 2-week old male calf with a cleft lip and palate needs your help. We aren’t sure if he’s a candidate for surgery so we are taking him straight to Cornell University to be looked at. ⠀
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He was surrendered by a farmer that wants to see him thrive and to live a long life. We are also going to take Lola to get her frostbite looked at as well. ⠀
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🙏 Please tap the link in our bio to donate toward his immediate care! Or find us on Venmo @barnsanctuary / PayPal dan@barnsanctuary.org
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#vegantikkamasala recipe by santoshanutrition with bhogatempeh over sushi rice = fabulous 💕🌱🙏🏻👏 https://t.co/6s7oSu3je5
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