Welcome to The Broke Vegan – a blog fueled by brain fodder and all things green.
I’m a 20-something living outside of New York City – and food is my drug.
My choice to become vegan started with a rabbit.
In March of 2012 I rescued (or was rescued, depending on who you talk to) by a bundle of brown, black and white fur named Cab. Renamed Lady Bug by yours truly, I could never really look at meat the same way again. Lady Bug is a sentient being – she has thoughts and emotions – happiness, fear, curiosity, impatience, “bunny-zen” (as I call it) and irritation. (yes – rabbits can get irritated). Their emotions may not be as developed as ours, but believe me – they have them.
There are some places in the world where LB would be considered a delicacy – as juvenile as it sounds – I stopped eating meat as soon as I brought her home. I just couldn’t stomach (pun intended) the thought of eating someone else’ pet!
Let me be clear – to me – veganism is about living by “The Golden Rule” – doing unto others as you would have done unto you. It’s not a diet, and it’s not “a lifestyle”. It’s a mantra and a philosophy I try to live by. Simply – it’s compassion.
Navigating the waters of veganism isn’t always easy, but it’s always entertaining. I’d love to hear your tips, tricks and comments!
Here we go!