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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Last night of Writing for Healing workshop with the beautiful and vibrant @tiameredith333 = AWESOME (the woman and the workshop 😃); @divinegracetoday #truth #powerfulwriting #healing #compassion #joy #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

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Some of these are absolutely beyond words💕

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It is impossible to watch this and not smile. No really, try it...I dare you! 😊😉
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6 days ago  ·  

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I really love my @calm app and count on it daily (and no, this is not a paid endorsement). While I may not take enough time for myself or meditate each and every day, I benefit tremendously when I do. So, as I work on giving more love and compassion to myself, I invite you to do the same, and have a wonderful Wednesday. 💕#whywearevegan #loveyourself #compassionstartswithyou #sentience #wednesday ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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We’re convinced Tyler has invisible friends he communicates with daily at the heads of both our beds. We only wish he’d share his garnered wisdom with us. 💕🐾 #whywearevegan #catwisdom #wearenotalone #happymonday ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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#compassion #relevant #community This is awesome! #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Awesome night of beautiful beautiful music with @torikelly and @mateusasato - The Acoustic Sessions @sandiegosymphony with my home slice @gingcali8. Sixth row from stage = fabulous. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Looking forward to the new album! 😊💕🎼🎧 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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💕💕💕 Repost from @boochaces using @RepostRegramApp - This rescue was 6+ years in the making. I begged for the farmer to surrender her anytime I was there and he refused because she gave birth over and over and over - which made him money. It wasn’t until the other day while we were there rescuing Pistachio that he agreed. Why? Because she killed her babies and she had grown old. Maybe she killed them because she is blind and couldn’t see them. Maybe she killed them because she’s depressed. I remember the first time I ever saw this beautiful girl. She was in the same exact dark stall that we rescued her from yesterday. She has never been outside. She has never been given a name. She has never been given a treat. She has never been loved. As she was loaded into our ambulance (Rancho mobile), the look on her face was obvious to me - confusion. It was surreal for me to see her leaving that place. It was a similar feeling as the moment I drove Girlfriend off of the hellhole she some from. Years in the making. Promises that I thought were going to be broken. What an incredible day. @arthursacres will be taking this senior babe under their care and spoiling her until her final day on this planet. She already has a pink stall. We also rescued three rabbits who were literally going to be fed to a woman’s dogs and @hhhhfarmrescue will be caring for them. A lot of people keep asking if Pistachio and his mother will be reunited and although I wish every situation could unfold like a blissful Disney movie, it’s just not the reality of rescue. Pistachio has already been in quarantine for 5 days. We don’t want to reintroduce him to any diseases or bacterias. His mother also killed all of his siblings and almost killed him. We would NEVER risk that. Not even for a second. The most important thing is that they are both safe and happy. Thank you all for your continued support. If it wasn’t for all of you, none of this could ever be possible. Please consider becoming a monthly contributor on Patreon (link in @hispees bio or Patreon.com/boochaces)! I will be putting up exclusive Pistachio content over there for you all to enjoy! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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This soup is absolutely delicious! #whywearevegan I Eat My Greens ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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BTW the bun is not vegan. The dog itself is pretty tasty. Let’s hope @ikeausa chooses to offer vegan buns and perhaps gluten-free option as well. It’s a great first step. #whywearevegan #bunsdontneedeggsordairyyall #seriouslywhyegg ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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Breakfast croissants for the week ✅ Breakfast for today = #veganhamandcheesecroissant #veganalmondcroissant #hotcoffee #whywearevegan #howhappyvegansroll #passiton 💕🙏🏻👏Hazel & Jade Bakery ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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How #vegans roll 👍🏻💕🙏🏻🌱💗#firsttimetrying #whywearevegan @anthemvegan ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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Fun and enlightenment to be had! See you there? Repost from @santoshanutrition using @RepostRegramApp - Tickets on sale now for my Spring inspired plant-based dinner!
You’ll enjoy appetizers, drinks, four-course dinner & optional wine pairing. 🌱🍷 Limited space - so purchase yours before they’re gone - link in bio!
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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#TGIF #whywearevegan #chillax #haveagreatweekend 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Flowers make me smile 😊💕🌱#happythursday #whywearevegan ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Woke up this morning wishing this pear ricotta toast was waiting for me to make my coffee. 🥰...😒 #whywearevegan missing @barkindred #veganbreakfast ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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4 weeks ago  ·  

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Want to help a sanctuary grow? #whywearevegan Repost from @sanctuaryatsoledad using @RepostRegramApp - Most of you have already known for close to 2 years that we own a 28 acre property (with tons of room to expand and purchase more land) in Florida. A lot of you know about our desire to seek lush green pastures, so that all of our animals can enjoy grazing naturally and to drastically cut down our feed prices. We have been talking about our second location for quite some time, and we feel that right now we must begin to move forward, or this will never happen. Because of our amazing support recently we are ready to start moving our larger animals to our second location, so that we can start saving money on feed now.
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Our second location will allow us to start a dog focused section of the Sanctuary where we can foster, adopt out, and spay/neuter as a service which will benefit the community in Florida immediately. The local authorities down there have an immediate problem with homeless dogs and strays, and because of their amazing hospitality, they are ready to work with us to solve this problem! If we do not act soon we are worried we may never make this expansion a reality, and we desperately need your help today to make this happen.
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We want to purchase this trailer. We were lucky enough to find a used transport trailer through a close friend of ours, and we want to purchase it as quickly as possible.
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New trailers go for upwards of $20,000 but we were able to negotiate to get a price for this used trailer of $7500. We know it's a stretch to ask for this, but we're hoping you guys can help us along as we further expand our rescue efforts to the east coast, while maintaining our property in Mojave!
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Joining our GoFundMe is an amazing way to help us grow and give the animals that rely on natural grasses to graze an even better life than they currently have. Our new home will allow our larger animals much more space to roam and to graze year round on the natural grasses that grow on our property.
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1 month ago  ·  

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Feel free to share this with anyone you know that thinks fish like to be teased, receive unwanted piercings and get tossed back into the water anymore than humans do. #whywearevegan Repost from @faunalytics using @RepostRegramApp - Catch-and-release is not more humane: post-release mortality of some fishes can be as high as 67%.
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#fishing #catchandrelease #fish #fishes #sportfishing #hunting #outdoorlife .
Source: “Angling-induced injuries have a negative impact on suction feeding performance and hydrodynamics in marine shiner perch, Cymatogaster aggregata,” Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(19), p.jeb180935.
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1 month ago  ·  

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Repost from @sanctuaryatsoledad using @RepostRegramApp - Please read the entire post, it would mean a lot!
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In Tinkerbell's short 5 weeks on Earth, she has proven to be a powerful, cute-weapon at teaching people to have respect towards the fellow beings we share this place with.
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We remember it like yesterday when she was brought to our front gate and we knew immediately that we had to act fast. She was ice cold to the touch, so we knew we had to get her temperature up or else she wouldn't have much time to live. We didn't expect her to make it through the first night, which shows the amazing willpower she has to live.
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Had we not reacted quickly and answered the rescue call, she would have passed away that same day and been dumped in the trash. It's such a sad thing to think about, but it's the reality for a lot of animals that never get as lucky as Tinkerbell. We want to change that.
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Most of you know when we are at the Grove Farmer's Market we bring our animals down to show the passerby. These people have never met a piglet, goat, bunny, or chicken and this brings out another side of people that they didn't know they had. The compassionate side that everyone used to have when they were a child.
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We want to help more people make the connection. We want to be able to have more time to make trips to schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers to spend more time introducing animals to the public. If we can help people rekindle that connection they used to have with animals, we could make the world a more compassionate place.
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Help give us this chance. We've been asking for more help lately with this recent horrible weather, rising price of feed, and our inability to be at the Grove consistently, really hurts us. Please, if you love what we do, respect animals, and want to see them live a better life, we ask for your support today.
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Joining our Patreon today helps us manage our monthly donations and helps us share private content not found anywhere else on the internet.
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Signing up for as low as $5 is all that it takes, and could make the difference between life or death for an animal like Tinkerbell.
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Your help would be a blessing and timely 💗
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#lovealwayssanctuary #realestateagent #notthesamebutequal #orangetabby #kittensofinstagram #olddogsrule #sanctuary #vegan #activist #vegankids #chickensofinstagram #turkeys #rabbitsofinstagram #sulcatatortoise #ducksofinstagram #joy #friendship #love #kindnessmatters #empathy #individual NOT #foodporn #instagood #whywearevegan
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Beautiful 💕 — if video repost doesn’t play check them out at @startingoversanctuary 💕💕💕Repost from @startingoversanctuary using @RepostRegramApp - Less than a year ago Lilo was still carrying truck carts ... She came to us by the Taybeh police, pregnant, bruised and bleeding all over her body, but her mental injuries were much worse ... It took her months to recover and to understand that no one would hurt her anymore.
On Friday we got to experience, together with our Lilo, a wondrous and moving experience, of a loving, protective mother who gives birth to her perfect baby, under the best conditions and while knowing that he will never have to go through what she has gone through. He was born to freedom!
So congratulations to our Lilo and welcome to the world - Stitch!
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לפני פחות משנה לילו עוד סחבה עגלת משא... היא הגיעה אלינו בהריון, ע"י משטרת טייבה, כשהיא חבולה ומדממת בכל חלקי גופה, אבל הפגיעות הנפשיות שלה היו קשות בהרבה... לקח לה חודשים להשתקם ולהבין שאף אחד לא יפגע בה יותר.
ביום שישי זכינו לחוות יחד עם לילו שלנו חוויה מקסימה ומרגשת, של אמא טובה ומגוננת שממליטה את התינוק המושלם שלה, בתנאים הטובים ביותר ובידיעה שהוא לעולם לא יצטרך לעבור את מה שהיא עברה. הוא נולד לחופש!
אז המון מזל טוב ללילו שלנו וברוך הבא לעולם - סטיץ'!
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1 month ago  ·  

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If you have room in your heart and your home, please consider becoming a forever home for this sweetheart. 💕🙏🏻 Repost from @eckoisms using @RepostRegramApp - This Tuesday, I’m thankful for friends like @lawcycle who send me pics of my favorite and best @p.a.w.s.shelter gal, Maple (aka My Maple, Maple Leaf, Maple Syrup, Maple Love Muffin...you get the picture). Though always happy to see my bow-legged princess via phone pics when I can’t be there, it still breaks my heart to know she’s at the shelter and not living her best golden years warm and loved. And it kills me to see her usually happy face becoming a bit sadder than usual. Can you be her savior and foster or adopt? I promise to be an annoying family favorite (in a lovable way, of course 😉)! I’ll doggy sit, take her on outings for you, help with any needed medications, scoop her up for vet appointments, whatever you need! Please consider this amazing girl - she deserves a home and family to call her own. 💜🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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Last night of Writing for Healing workshop with the beautiful and vibrant @sunsetlulliby = AWESOME (the woman and t… https://t.co/fXCcwanEMY
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