For several months prior to my transition I was living a VB6 lifestyle (vegan before 6:00 pm) so it seems like much longer but I am very happy with this mini accomplishment. Another question that I encounter frequently is, "How do you feel?" Well peeps...I feel fantastic! I am less fatigued, have healthier skin, lost 10 pounds, no longer suffer from that "stuffed" feeling after meals and overall I just feel better! I am so glad I made this transition and can't wait to be able to say it's my one year anniversary!
Now that the "dog days of summer" are upon us I wanted to share some way you can help animals. Summer means bare feet, cold drinks, spending time with friends and family and maybe you can add one of a few of these things into the mix.
These places are great because the majority, if not all, of the animals are rescues. You will get to see how they all should be allowed to live. Take a few items to donate items such as food, newspapers, animal beds, blankets, cleaning supplies, etc. Don't forget your camera!
Possibly to your local animal rescue group, SPCA or even an animal rights based charity. Be sure it's a legit organization first. If you can't spare the money, donation of your time is always an option. Local shelters are always looking for volunteers. Give back; Pay it forward.
Much like what I'm doing here. Create a blog, Facebook group, email chain. Social medial is quickly taking over the world, so what better way to help spread the word about veganism and animal rights? Contact your local Congressman/woman about legislation or your city about recycling or other programs that would benefit the environment. The possibilities are endless.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of animals in shelters that need a loving home. Go find one that captures your heart! Don't forget...older animals need love too. People tend to gravitate toward the puppies and kittens. Also, whatever you do... DO NOT purchase animals from a pet store or online. Those animals are 9 times out of 10 from puppy mills.
Learn more about animals by reading. If you aren't into reading, watch documentaries. The more knowledgeable you are about any topic the easier it will be to respond to critics or people who are curious about veganism. Visit a local library, subscribe to a vegan magazine, start a book club or just hang out on your coach and read alone.
Whatever you do with your summer, try to incorporate something that will help the planet and all its inhabitants. :)