Vegan People

Respecting All Animals

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What is a vegan?
A vegan is a person who avoids as far as possible the use of any materials produced by cruelty to animals or people for nourishment or for any other purpose. A vegan product is one that is cruelty free, which in practice generally means it should be free of all animal ingredients.

The word vegan, derived from VEGetariAN in 1944, when Elsie Shrigley and Donald Watson created the Vegan Society, is commonly pronounced vee-gun by its adherents. Vegan is also as an adjective to describe people, diets, and food.

This is a Wikipedia definition.

Who Can Join?
Vegans and those who want help trying/starting to be vegan. We also allow those who just want to learn about veganism, even if they have no intention of becoming vegan.
The above people are more than welcome so long as they are respectful of community members and the concept of veganism. If disrespect (ie. namecalling or accusations) is witnessed, the party will be warned to cease the behaviour and removed if s/he does not comply. This includes those who profess to be vegan.
Other than that, welcome!

What do we not want to see here?
spam, solicitations and non-related community promotions.
for related community promotions, please utilize vegpromo.
We also do not want to see excessive rudeness, links to personal journals, and comment deletion.
Enjoy your stay.

Why Vegan? [International Vegetarian Union] [Vegan Outreach] [Vegan.org] [sugarrocket]
How to? [Vegan Outreach Starter Pack] [Vegan Basics (.pdf)]
Nutrition? [The Vegan Society] [Virginia Messina, MPH RD] [Vegan MD] [Vegetarian Resource Group]
[Calcium Myths] [PCRM] [Vegan Health Dot Org] [Andrews University]
[USDA Nutrition Calculator]
For Athletes: [VeganFitness.net] [Enette Larson, MS, RD, LD] [NutritionTips] [VeganAthlete.com] [ADK Sports & Fitness] [Mike Mahler] [VeganSports.com] [VeganMusclePower.com]
Recipes & Cooking? [vegancooking] (Many more cooking links on the info page.
And don't forget to check the extensive memories!.)
Shopping? [No Sweat! Apparel and Shoe] [Vegan Essentials] [Pangea] [Vegan Mercantile] [Animal Rights Stuff] [Herbivore] [PETA]
[Vegan Books (and more)] [DrugStore.com]
**[non-vegan companies buying out vegan companies]**
Ethical companies in general: [GreenPages.org] [ResponsibleShopper.org]
Eating Out [Vegan Restaurants.net (Restaurants and Fast food)] [HappyCow.net] [VegetarianUsa.com]
The following are user updated sites - If you have information, share it:
[VegGuide.org] [Wikipedia]
Alcohol? General Information & Listing of Vegan Alcohols: [1] [2] [US Beers] [UK Beers]
Milk & Cheese? [PCRM] [PETA]
Eggs? [VeganForLife] [FactoryFarming.com]
Honey? [Joanne Stepaniak] [The Vegan Society] [Vegetus]
Ingredients? [Vegan-Info.com] [IsItVeggie-UK] [IVU's List]
Leather? [Unreasonable.org] [Vegan Erotica]
Fur? [Fur Free Alliance] [PETA]
Wool? [Vegan Peace] [Joanne Stepaniak]
Silk? [Jo Stepaniak] [Vegan Society]
Want to suggest a link or report a broken one? Contact us (see contacts at bottom).

Other Awesome Communities on LJ
Suggestions for Starting Vegans: isitveg starting_vegan vegancooking
General Vegan Communities: fat_vegan veganism veganlover vegan_talk
Only Vegans: veganhaven
Vegan Debate: anti_anti_vegan anti_vegan omnivores vegandebate vegan_debate
Cooking/Recipes: vegancooking cheapvegan veggie_cooking vegrecipes
Food/Grocery Shopping: cheapvegan veggie_grocery food_anarchy
Food Blogs: vegan_foodblog
Ethical Consumption: without_cruelty caringconsumer dumpsterdiving ecovillage naturalliving
Health: apothecarium bloodmoonherbs herbal medicalvegan naturalliving naturalmed
RAW: monorawveganism raw_veganism
Animal Rights: allforanimals animal_rights humane_friends
Companion Animals: veganpets
Religion: christianvegans veggie_pagans
Women: veganwomen
Polls/Statistics: veg_statistics
Food Politics: ethicaleaters fnb nogmo food_anarchy
Politics: dennis_kucinich prolife_vegans food_anarchy
Vegetarian Communities: vegdancer vegetarian veggiegoth veggiesunite veggies_of_size vegreview veg_goths
Dating: vegan_singles queervegans add_me_veg addmeveg
By area: Canada: vancouvervegs vegancanada
UK: ukvegans
USA:losangelesvegan pdxvegans philly_veg_out seattlevegans vegnola vegan_ny wv___vegans pghveg
for a larger list, visit the profile pages of vegantravel and vegpromo
If you want to see your community in this list, give us a shout
also, make sure to post on vegpromo.

Suggestions? Comments? Concerns?
Post a question at vpmods to discuss with us.
or send an e-mail to veganpeoplemods at gmail

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