Ten Reasons I’m Vegan: Jessica, The Domestic Vegan

November 30, 2010 by Keri

Today, we have another gorgeous vegan blogger, Jessica of The Domestic Vegan, sharing ten reasons she loves being vegan!  Jess’s healthy and easy vegan diet has been featured on Shape Magazine’s website, and she shares even more fabulous tips and recipes on her blog and Twitter.  You just can’t help but love her!

  • Vegans are true environmentalists!  The vast majority of land in the U.S. is used in the production of raising animals for human consumption – which is linked to deforestation, destruction of wildlife species, loss of soil productivity, mineral depletion, and water pollution.  By eating an organic plant-based diet, I am doing my best to not contribute to such destruction.
  • I’m helping to eradicate world hunger!  It takes many pounds of grain & water to produce one pound of animal flesh, which is an incredible waste of land & resources.
  • Cooking & baking without animal products is exciting & rewarding.  It’s so fun to experiment with recipes & recreate old favorites, cruelty-free style!
  • I no longer feel like a hypocrite for calling myself an “animal lover.”  Slaughtering & eating (or wearing) animals isn’t very loving, is it?
  • I always thought that slaughtering baby cows to be sold as “veal” was abhorrent, and when I learned of the dairy-veal connection, I knew that I could not continue to support the dairy industry.  (To read about that, see here.)

  • And speaking of dairy…  Humans are the only animals to a) Drink the milk of another species, and b) Drink milk past infancy.  Are you “lactose intolerant”?  That’s widespread & natural.  Go ahead & wean yourself!
  • I never feel sluggish or tired after a delicious, nourishing plant-based meal.  Vegan food is perfectly filling, but it energizes me so much more than heavy animal products ever did.
  • I’m doing what I can to protect myself from heart disease & cancer – the #1 & #2 killers in the United States, which are strongly linked to diet & lifestyle habits.
  • My actions & lifestyle are consistent with my values.  I oppose violence, oppression, and abuse, and veganism is the embodiment of peaceful, non-violent, compassionate living.
  • I want to age gracefully & healthfully – free of the aches, pains, and health problems that too often plague our society.  Plus, have you ever seen Mimi Kirk?  She’s a 72 year old vegan & HOT. AS. HELL.  (Seriously, check her out.)  What an inspiration!

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  1. Great post. Very inspirational!

  2. Antone says:

    Damn, one hot as hell domesticated vegan here.

  3. Kelsey says:

    I watched the Mimi Kirk video.. wow!

  4. Kelsey says:

    Keri, I love this series.
    I’d love to see some blogs about eating out vegan at non-vegan restaurants.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    I love the apron! I must check out Mimi Kirk.

  6. Gena says:

    I love Jess! She’s a friend and one of my fave bloggers, and this was a lovely roundup of vegan motives from her. Thanks honey!

  7. Keri says:

    I can’t get enough Mabel. I just want to snuggle that tonguey ball of fluff! Thank you again, Jess! 🙂

    • Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

      “Tonguey ball of fluff” might be the best description of Mabel ever. 🙂 I’ll give her an extra snuggle for you tonight.

      Thank YOU, Keri! This is a great series & I am excited to see the other vegans you feature! xo

  8. Brian says:

    awesome pics,… great post!

  9. Jay Rosa says:

    Thank you for this useful information. I will not be scared to start my own diet now.