Dairy – and more specifically cheese – was once the reason I thought I could never be vegan. Yet dairy (and by extension cheese) was ultimately what made me become one. When I watched “Vegucated” and saw a newborn calf being dragged away from their mother so her milk could be used for human consumption, that was it for me. No cheese will ever be worth that sacrifice.
I became a vegan for one reason: to spare the lives of animals. And if that remained the only reason, it would still be enough. But since last year, when I innocently started on this path in what was just supposed to be a six-week trial run, I have discovered many more reasons to remain one. The title of a Fleetwood Mac song springs to mind in regards to that: Never Going Back Again. Continue reading