someone whose compassion for all living beings even includes the folk who felt it was okay to malign veganism with slanderous and incorrect definitions. to practice veganism is to avoid to whatever degree possible all products which are made from flesh or contain animal by-products with the exception of those shared between humans with mutual consent ( human breastmilk for example). most vegans also choose to buy organic foods manufactured by environmentally and socially responsible companies. to be vegan also means to embrace a lifestyle of compassion and non-violence. many people confuse strict vegetarianism, which is only dietary, with true veganism which encompasses all facets of a lifestyle and includes living your life with sense of the interconnectedness between all people, animals and our environment.
After reading John Robbins book " Diet For A New America" and educating herself about the detrimental impact animal agriculture has on not only the lives of animals but also our oceans, lakes, rainforests, topsoil, air quality and the health of human beings, Lisa made the very altruistic and gutsy decision to become a vegan.
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Someone who does not eat animal products: meat, milk, cheese, eggs, etc.
"Pick me up some almond milk" asked the vegan.
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a person who cares alot about the lives and well-being of animals so much that they abstain from eating all animal products and also do not buy any products which are tested on innocent animals.

Vegans follow a natural diet of only vegetables, seeds, fruit, legumes, etc.

They have the same selection of non-vegans, only the food is made with those listed in the "diet" part.

A vegan diet can decrease your risk of cancer, lung disease, obesity, and high cholesterol.

Meat substitutes can be just as tasty as regular meat, depending upon your tastes.
"I am a Vegan.";
"Jane Doe is a Vegan"
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Source of amusement online. Is also a popular member of the online phenomenon 'Find the Vegan'.
Will get red in the face if comments are made about:
-Animals being slaughtered
-Being insulted for being Vegan
-Being mentioned for being Vegan

Can be found on forums and websites such as Tumblr.
You will know someone is a Vegan when they try to tell you about it.

Identifiable features include:
-Posting about Animal Cruelty
-Posting about being Vegan
-Posting about how Non-Vegans must be worshipers of Satan
-Posting fake stories about processing meat meant to convert people.

Examples include:
Person 1: How do you find a Vegan at a party? They'll let you know.
Person 2: Excuse Me... So Not True...
Person 1: How do you find a Vegan on Facebook?

Person 1: How do you find a Vegan? They'll let you know.
Person 2: How do you find a Meat-Eater at a party? Don't worry, they'll be everywhere, BBQing dead animals and stuffing them in their mouths and saying 'OMG Vegans are so Preachy'
Person 3: I found the Vegan

Person 1: Science Experiment: Who is easiest to summon?
Egberts?
Pizza?
John Green?
A Vegan?
The only way to find out is to reblog and wait...
Person 2: f**k you vegans aren't your source of entertainment you animal killers.
Person 1: AND THE VEGAN WINS
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a group of hipsters that slaughter fruit and vegetables
vegans dont eat animal products
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Ruthless murderer of fruits and vegetables.
Mike: Oh, hey Ja- Oh my God!!! What are you doing? What did that colony of peaceful All-Organic, Free-Range, Non-Pesticide-Covered Broccoli ever do to you? Vegan!

Jack: Die! Die!!!
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Someone who chooses to not eat anything animal.

A vegan who puts sufficient effort in to learning how to eat a healthy vegan diet is not unhealthy and skeletal looking, like some vegans who lack knowledge of what constitutes a healthy vegan diet.

A vegan puts effort in to their food choices that goes beyond "convenience food" and is healthier than the Standard American Diet--which gives them a good chance of not dieing from one of the major causes of old-age related death in the Western world--heart disease--and perhaps even cancer, depending on the diet.

A vegan learns that cows milk or other animal's milk are not the only sources of calcium. Protein and other things thought to only come from animals, can also come from vegetarian sources. In fact, with a little culinary knowledge it is easy to eat a wide variety of tasty vegetarian dishes--India's been doing it for thousands of years!

A vegan may know that it is not only protein that accounts for muscle growth, any knowledgeable body-builder can attest to that. Nutrients such as Zinc, b-vitamins, and a generally healthy diet are absolutely critical to muscle growth. Something meat is generally high in, but can be had from a vegan diet.

Avi R. Lehyani, a vegan body builder, who resides in Israel and is on the website veganbodybuilding dot com, is proof that vegans can be strong--contrary to some peoples ignorance. Who can bench press 380lbs and can rack lift 836lbs.
Guy who has experience with one vegan before learning about veganism: Frank just become a vegan, he's been raving about it for the last few months to everyone he knows! ... judging and praising people intensely. He looks very skinny, he's obviously not eating right. He probably needs some meat in his diet or something to get his calcium... there's 'no way' he can get enough of those in his diet!

Guy after seeing the people from veganbodybuilding dot com and having been a vegan for several years:

I had no idea vegans could be so strong until I saw Avi Lehyani, these guys know how to be strong AND vegan, what a seeming contradiction! When I first went vegan I had no idea how to be anything over 120lbs, then i started eating right and I gained over 10lbs a month, what a difference healthy eating makes! It IS possible to be strong and be vegan!
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