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It’s January, so there have been a ton of articles floating around lately about “dabbling in veganism” and how awesome it is that Beyoncé & Jay Z went vegan and oh my God, it’s sooooo haaaaard.

One article, “Why Adopting The Vegan Diet Is Harder Than You Think,” caught my eye over the weekend. I don’t often comment on these pieces, but I was compelled to do so this time, and I registered on HuffPo to do it.

Nonetheless, I think I need to repost my comment here. Because the following needs to be said:

Veganism is not as hard as this article makes it out to be. I agree with

[another commenter] about the negative influence.

I’ve been vegan for over four years. I’m never unsatisfied due to lack of animal products, it doesn’t have to be expensive, it requires no more effort than anything else of importance, it’s influenced my social life positively, and it’s the best lifestyle commitment I could think of making – for me, for the environment, and most importantly, for the billions of animals raised and killed each year for human consumption (as food and otherwise).

P.S.: Beyoncé & Jay Z most assuredly did not “go vegan” and even the eating vegan part of it can be argued. There are many, better examples of real people leading a compassionate lifestyle out there; anyone wishing to go vegan would be better aided by seeking out their stories, tips, and assistance.

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