On Becoming a Vegan: When Vegetarian is Not Enough.
An article by Dr. Nicholas Ribush on becoming a vegan, first published in Mandala magazine, July 2013.
"Veganism is not just a diet. It is not just a 'lifestyle.' It is a nonviolent act of defiance. It is a refusal to participate in the oppression of the innocent and the vulnerable. It is a rejection of the insidious idea that harming other sentient beings should be considered a 'normal' part of life. It represents a paradigm shift toward a new default position that violence for pleasure, amusement, or convenience can never be justified." – Gary L. Francione