For me Veganism is about living in a more compassionate and connected way every day. At least 3 times a day I can say, “No animal was harmed in the making of this food (or clothing, or whatever.....)” I also feel that my new-found understanding of compassion for those weaker and more vulnerable than me has flowed over into other aspects of my life. The fact that it is also good for the environment and for my own health are two great bonus reasons for being Vegan.
People often find it interesting that I used to be a Freezing worker, (they’re called Slaughterhouse workers in other countries). I also used to be a soldier in the NZ Army. Yet despite my history, I am now embracing non-violence. It just goes to show, almost anyone can change.