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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Absolutely beautiful 💕💕💕 #whywearevegan Repost from @boochaces using @RepostRegramApp - On February 9, 2015 (4 years ago), I took this picture of Mollie. To this day, it is one of my favorite pictures that I have ever posted on social media. Why? Because I remember every emotion that went along with it. I remember watching Mollie bounce around. I remember watching her stop when she felt the sunlight through the glass. I remember watching her paw at the ground to create a nesting spot. I remember her curling up, face toward the window to soak up the rays of sunshine coming through. I remember thinking to myself, “She feels everything - pain, love, fear, happiness. She feels it all. Just like me.” Lambs are the most gentle creatures on the planet. It is such a shame that we murder them for things like Uggs and lamb chops. 🖤 ... See MoreSee Less

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What are your strengths? Knowing your strengths as a person and a leader helps you focus on your dreams and align you with your potential for working with others toward success. I hadn’t thought too much about identifying how I roll at my 9-5. When these strengths were labeled I not only understood and recognized them more in my daily actions; I also understood how I use these strengths to help others and can maximize harmonious alignment with them as well. 💕#whywearevegan #sentientbeings ... See MoreSee Less

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👏🙏🏻#whywearevegan Repost from @cultivate.la using @RepostRegramApp - Let’s all behave like animals! 💖
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A Golden morning with @santoshanutrition and golden milk at @eveencinitas #vegangoodness #whywearevegan 💕😊🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Rainy Southern California Saturday #veganbreakfast #vegantamale with black beans and hash browns smothered in #avocado 💕😊#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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Monthly vegan lunch bunch 💕😁(vegans and the curious) @plantpowerfastfood #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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I got so excited I didn’t paste repost details... Repost from @corybooker using @RepostRegramApp - I am running for president. Join me on this journey. corybooker.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Imagine all the people living life in ✌️and lead by a vegan POTUS 🎼🥑😊🦆🦅🦉🦇🐅🐆🦓🦍🐘🦛🦏🐪🐫🦒🦘🐃🐂🐄🐑🦙🐈🐩🦜🐐🐖🐏🐕🦌🐓🦜🦢🕊🐇🦝🦡🐁🐀🐿🦔🐾🌲🌿🌱#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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The 🔑 is to take a moment and realize what we’re actually doing. #whywearevegan #calm #breathe #meditation #ahamoments 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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So true 💕#whywearevegan #happywednesday ... See MoreSee Less

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Share your love and/or share this repost with someone you know looking for another being to shower with 💕 #whywearevegan - Repost from @humanesocietyofhuronvalley using @RepostRegramApp - .
Most of the time when a stray dog comes through our doors we have no idea what their past was like. But sometimes we can see scars of their past and it is clear that they had suffered.
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This is is Gaspard and his scar tells a clear story of abuse. Someone had tied Gaspard's mouth shut for too long and his muzzle bears the scar of this terrible act. The wound around his muzzle has healed but the scar will remain. Our hope is that he makes it into a home where the only scar from his past is the one on his muzzle and that the emotional scars fade away. At HSHV he is already learning that there are good people and love can be abundant. All he needs is a family he can trust, who will forever love him and never let him suffer again.
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Gaspard was a stray rescued by our Rescue Department. Did you know that our Rescue Department is funded 100% by donations? That means when you donate to HSHV you have a hand in rescuing dogs like Gaspard. You have a hand in helping heal the scars of their past. In order to continue to do the work we do to save animals we need your help. Please consider making a small donation to keep our Rescue Department funded so they can continue to make our community a more humane place.
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Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, every bit of it helps.
Monthly-> https://bit.ly/2MGFfao
One-time -> https://bit.ly/2MJHMR
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Thank you from Gaspard and all of us at HSHV!!!
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Nhum nhum nhum nhum @eveencinitas #peppadewpesto #veganpizza with 🥑 😁💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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If you have room in your heart and your home...#adopt #whywearevegan Repost from @humanesocietyofhuronvalley using @RepostRegramApp - Pablo’s confused. The #LoveTrain puppies came and went last week, but he’s still here?!? 🤪
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@hazelandjadebakery = #fabulous 🙏🏻👏😊#whywearevegan #happyvegans #meltsinyourmouth ... See MoreSee Less

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Have a great week 💕 #whywearevegan #namaste #veganpeaceofmind #happymonday ... See MoreSee Less

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👍🏻🙏🏻😊 Repost from @my_vegan_dreams using @RepostRegramApp - How many times has this happened to you?
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Check out @thevegetableorchestra (details in image above) #serendipitous #vegetablesrockliterally #whywearevegan 🎼🙏🏻😊💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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There is something so fulfilling about having breakfast for dinner @lotuscafeandjuicebar #whywearevegan 100% #vegan ... See MoreSee Less

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Ooo saaaahhhh - even when people around you are incredibly challenging, taking a moment to realign with self - thanks @calm 💕#whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

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@imperfectproduce I should be so imperfect 💗#delicious #sustainability #whywearevegan Thank you @santoshanutrition 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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Bliss, safety, companionship = for ALL sentient beings. We all feel and need and deserve these. Thank you! Sweet ones 😊💕 Repost from @farmsanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - 💕THIS is what sanctuary looks like. 💕Mother-daughter duo “Clairerika” (Claire + Erika) spend every minute they can together; in fact, these two are so inseparable that they appear one and the same. Their beautiful bond exists because of the #powerofsanctuary. Visit bit.ly/Claire-and-Erika to learn more. #friendsnotfood, #eatplants, #farmsanctuarylife, #farmsanctuary #thepowerofsanctuary
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Stop by! 😊💕#whywearevegan Repost from @harmlesseats using @RepostRegramApp - Buffalo chick’n sliders are making their debut tomorrow at @veganfoodiefest outside of @missionsquaremarketdeli from 12-4 👀 Our popular seitan chick’n with buffalo sauce & ranch with lettuce & tomato on a pretzel bun 🙏 We’ll also have chick’n tenders & cannoli’s 🍴 •

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Thanks @anonymousforthevoiceless! #whywearevegan Repost from @anonymousforthevoiceless using @RepostRegramApp - Are you eating insects without realizing?⁣

Carmine, otherwise known as cochineal extract, crimson lake, natural red 4, and E120, is derived from from the body and eggs of an insect and often used in cosmetics and food products as a natural red food dye.⁣

There are a number of other animal-derived ingredients correlating to an E-number. E-numbers are codes for substances that are permitted to be used as food additives within the European Union, and they are starting to be used in other countries. It is often easy to miss these when scanning food products. We have compiled a list of non-vegan E-numbers, alongside their corresponding legal names and uses below.⁣

E542⁣
Bone phosphate, an anti-caking agent mainly used in cosmetics such as toothpaste⁣

E469⁣
Sodium caseinate, an emulsifier and stabilizer often derived from milk and used mainly in dairy products⁣

E441⁣
Gelatin, used as an emulsifier or gelling agent, derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts and mainly used in dairy products, confectionery, jellies, and meat products⁣

E901⁣
Beeswax, used as a glazing agent, produced by honeybees and commonly found in cosmetics and confectionery⁣

E904⁣
Shellac, used as a glazing agent, derived from resin emitted by one species of lice and commonly used as a coating on citrus foods, apples, and confectionery⁣

E910 (E920/E921)⁣
L-cysteine and its derivatives, used as an improving agent, made from animal hair and feathers and commonly used in bread products⁣

E913⁣
Lanolin, a wax excreted by the skin of sheep and extracted from the wool, commonly used in cosmetics and as a source of vitamin D3 in fortified products and multivitamins⁣

E966⁣
Lactitol, used as a sweetener, derived from whey and used in bakery and confectionery, in particular those claimed as low in calories⁣

E1000⁣
Cholic acid, used as an emulsifier, derived from animal bile acid and mainly used in egg powder⁣

E1105⁣
Lysozyme, used as a preservative, derived from an enzyme in chicken eggs and mainly used in cheese⁣

Reading food labels soon becomes a quick
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Absolutely beautiful 💕💕💕 #whywearevegan Repost from @boochaces using repostregramapp - On February 9, 2015 (4 years… https://t.co/Vpx3FkEUgu
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