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!

a global community & resource 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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Day off = shoring up last of the move-in list of need-to-be-fixed with much success and sitting down to this delicious #veganblta with fresh organic spring greens, avocado, tempeh bacon, and vine tomatoes, all drizzled with @followyourheart bleu cheese dressing #happyvegan #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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My two favesies 💗🐾🌱😊#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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@justforall scramble with organic #hashbrowns #broccoli #onion and @followyourheart American cheese #vegan #whywearevegan #vegansandiego #happytuesday #goodmorning ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Did you stop to notice how beautiful the flowers blooming are? Nature is smiling 😊#whywearevegan #vegan #daisies #happysaturday @ Village, La Jolla, California ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Love you guys! @santoshanutrition Check out @farmanimalrefuge and @imperfectproduce 💕🌱🐾 #whywearevegan ya’ll! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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#regal #whywearevegan 💕🐾 #happyhumpday ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Happy, nutritious Monday. This week we’re trying to focus on more balanced meals and calorie intake so we don’t run out of fuel by 3 pm. #freshsqueezedorangejuice #veganbreakfasts ramble #veganbreakfast #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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We found out yesterday that the condo we’ve been renting for the past year will likely be going on the market. The owner and her agent were so pleased with how we’d taken such good care of the property and furnished the space. It will likely sell quickly. So, if you’ve read this post this far, have a home rental available in San Diego county and are looking for the best tenants ever and their beloved 14-year-old cat, Tyler, please DM me and let’s chat. Meanwhile, we are curious what the Universe has in store for us, with faith, open minds, and patience. At any rate, we know we’re going to be having an amazing moving day — thanks to everyone offering moving help — the more, the merrier and we’ll take all the help we can get — and we’ll all feast together heartily when the last box 📦 crosses our new threshold. 💗#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Somebody likes @followyourheart shredded Parmesan and fresh #basil over @raoshomemade #marinara and pasta. Thanks @gingcali8 for a wonderful #vegandinner 🐾💕🌱#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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One of the best gifts ever! Thanks @lanesed for the balcony garden - @seedsheet #salad and #herbs! The arugula seeds have already started sprouting #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Doodling on my day off 💗#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Check out this awesome event happening this weekend and hosted by @santoshanutrition #repost #vegan #glutenfree #gardenfresh ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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Had a fun time hanging out @libertystation on a stellar #maythefourth in support of @sdhumanesociety, then an always fabulous brunch @barkindred - wanted to scoop up this little guy and his brother and take them home with us #adoptseniordogs #adoptaseniordog #adoptseniorpets @frostedfaces - sending love and compassion to these sweet beings 💕Check out Frosted Faces in San Diego if you are moved and have capacity in your heart and home to give another sentient being a happy forever home. #whywearevegan @ Liberty Station NTC Park ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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Thank you to all of the kind souls who responded to yesterday’s repost about Gigi. She has been rescued by @savinghuey and they appreciate any donations towards her recovery. Please contact @savinghuey for more information and 🙏🏻 for helping this beautiful sentient being who deserves all the love she can get.🐾💕💗🙏🏻❤️#whywearevegan #sentientbeings #grateful #compassion #alllivescount ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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Opportunity - please consider helping them with this sentient being in distress: Repost from @carla.sweet.vegan using @RepostRegramApp - 🚨WE NEED YOUR HELP!🚨
Monday afternoon we received a call about a three week old calf in Oregon, Christian and I immediately took a flight to Oregon. The plan was to pick him up, drive him from Oregon to Colorado but this baby’s health was way worse than we anticipated so we drove him to an emergency vet hospital in California instead. The vets immediately started him on antibiotics, fluids and oxygen.
💔the last video is Indy with his mother, before they were separated.

UPDATE from @luvinarms :
Since Indy had barely been able to walk, the farmer put PVC pipes on his legs as makeshift splints which did way more harm than good...⠀

The splints caused sores and lesions on Indy's legs which are now they are severely inflamed and his joints are filled with fluid.

The wounds from the splints got infected and there is a lot of necrotic tissue (dead cells). He's getting blood work done to determine if he also has a blood infection.⠀

On top of that, Indy's lungs have been sounding really harsh and an ultrasound showed that parts are not getting proper airflow. That could be from pneumonia or because he hasn't been able to stand upright for the past few weeks.

He got x-rays today which will give us more info. ⠀
We got there JUST in time. Even one more hour untreated would have been detrimental.⠀

When we agreed to take him in, we had no idea that he was this sick. We just knew we needed to correct his mobility problem, which would still be $5,000-$20,000 depending on how bad it was.

None of the treatments he's getting right now will address his mobility issues.⠀

We'll do whatever it takes for Indy, but we need your help:
➡️ Please donate if you can
➡️ See if your employer will match your donations
➡️ Share on your page
➡️ Share on your story
➡️ Send Indy's story to family and friends

We can't save this baby alone, you are a crucial part in making sure he heals. Link to help is in our bio.⠀

Hang in there, Indy, you got this.
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4 months ago  ·  

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💕🙏🏻🐾 Repost from @richardphibbs using @RepostRegramApp - All of these dogs are homeless, many of them seniors. Contact @humanesocietyny to meet :
1.Fatima
2.Carlos
3.Manny
4.Einstein
5.Kirby
6.Luna
7.Lulu
8.Maria
9.Pearl
10. Ella and Fatima So grateful to @humanesocietyny for helping these sweet souls.
If you ever see an animal that’s being neglected or is in distress ...stop and help...whether it’s in your city or in a foreign country. Adopt from a shelter...there are so many animals full of love waiting there for their forever home. Think about adopting a senior dog. They are potty trained and don’t require a ton of cardio and training. They only want a friend, a companion , a safe place to sleep and your love. #bekindtoanimals #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter
“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”— H.Jackson Brown Jr.
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4 months ago  ·  

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Had a lovely late lunch/early dinner with @gingcali8 at @barkindred this weekend: #buhdabowl #ceasarsalad #flatbread #glutenfree (except croutons on salad) and #delicious 100% #vegan 🙏🏻= always fun and yummy! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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Wonderful brunch @cafegratitude with @tiameredith333 sharing sweet and savory, creative journeys, inspiration, and enjoying connection. Looking forward to making something creatively amazing happen with this woman as we both continue to discover, align with and express our respective truths. #grateful #inspiration #creatives #wokewomen #friendship #thefutureisours #expressyourself #sentientbeings ... See MoreSee Less

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Taking @wolfgang2242 ‘s lead and reposting Richard’s eloquently stated compassion and empathy 💕💕💕Repost from @richardphibbs using @RepostRegramApp - Every time I go to photograph homeless dogs and cats @humanesocietyny I am overwhelmed with joy. I am also inspired by the many dedicated and loving people @humanesocietyny. But with the joy also comes a heavy heart. Most of the pups I photographed recently were older dogs that have been surrendered or their caregiver has passed away. The good part is that if they make it to @humanesocietyny. They are in a place that treats each animal with dignity and respect. We try to photograph them as quickly and efficiently as possible. If the animal is feeling too much anxiety or fear we stop. When you look into the eyes of these dogs you can see some hint of their story. Just as we wish to stay alive and live in peace ...so do they. I see their fear. I see their confusion. I see their desire to feel wanted and to feel love....and I remind myself that these are the lucky ones. They have made it here...into the loving hands of the angels of the HSNY. So grateful to the @humanesocietyny
If you ever see an animal that’s being neglected or is in distress ...stop and help...whether it’s in your city or in a foreign country. Adopt from a shelter...there are so many animals full of love waiting there for their forever home. Think about adopting a senior dog. They are potty trained and don’t require a ton of cardio and training. They only want a friend, a companion, a safe place to sleep and your love. #bekindtoanimals #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter “I hold, that the more helpless the creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man.”—Mahatma Gandhi. In this photograph taken by @chika__kobari I am photographing senior pup and the one that stole my heart , Fatima available for adoption @humanesocietyny
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Another great opportunity to help others... Repost from @sanctuaryatsoledad using @RepostRegramApp - WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY! (Please, please, please read the entire post)
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As most of you know our Sanctuary relies solely on donations, and unfortunately we did not start this dream with deep pockets.
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Because we are so focused on getting things started in Florida, we have had to go through a lot of our own savings (which isn't much) to pay for all the new expenses we've encountered with opening our Florida location.
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Some of our expenses include:
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Fencing for our entire property (This gets very costly)
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New stalls and barn installation (We want to have MUCH more stalls for our animals so that every night they can be properly secured and safe)
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Lighting
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Security system (We worry about our new location because it's not Vegan friendly at all, and there have been few instances in our Mojave location where people have tried to take our animals from us)
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Transportation costs (We sunk in A LOT of money into our truck that will be doing the trailer towing, and gas prices alone for a few cross country trips will be ENORMOUS!)
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Please if you want to see us have a safe trip to Florida, as well as see us prosper and bring you more animal rescue stories on the East Coast consider supporting us on our Patreon.
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WE ABSOLUTELY NEED TO HIT 300 PATRONS BY THE END OF APRIL
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We tried to hit 300 monthly supporters last month and it fell through, and we need this to work out before we start moving to be safe with our financials and give our animals the best care they can get. After all we want them to feel safe and secure, which is also difficult trying to add new residents in all the time.
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Seriously, it's just $5 a month and you can feel great knowing that you are supporting a SMALL organization that consists of 3 staff members (Myself-Carol, Julian, and Jeremy)
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If you could do this one thing today it would make our journey that much safer and give us hope of an amazing future!
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
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We would not exist without your support, you are all the true heroes!
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To join our Patreon visit the following link, which is also available in
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4 months ago  ·  

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

4 months ago  ·  

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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

4 months ago  ·  

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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

4 months ago  ·  

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

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WWAV Sweet Tweets

Day off = shoring up last of the move-in list of need-to-be-fixed with much success and sitting down to this delici… https://t.co/tntFCqDTXx
My two favesies 💗🐾🌱😊#whywearevegan @ Rancho Bernardo, San Diego https://t.co/T8GiLpYdsv