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Dear Vegans-to-be

Adopting a vegan lifestyle can be difficult, at least it was for me. If you ask us if in our life we’d ever think about going vegan, I can assure you that a majority would answer no. I would answer no. Veganism is often seen as this unrealistic movement, with hopes and dreams that are so far from reality; but when you take a closer look, it makes complete sense. Some might still view it as being extreme, but what’s wrong with being extremely compassionate? We aren’t used to people having convictions, and actually following them. I mean, everyone loves animals, right? Everyone is against animal cruelty, but so few actually act on it. And if you become vegan, you’ll probably be criticised for it; trust me, though, it’s all completely worth it. I can honestly say that going vegan is the best thing I’ve ever done. It makes me proud and it agrees with my ethics; there’s nothing better than living up to your own morals.
I know many people think that once you go vegan, you have to stop eatin…
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The Liebster Award

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Here are The Official Rules of the Liebster Award
Write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1.Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2.Display the award on your blog – by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
3.Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will