I was born in a family of heavy meat consumers.
During childhood, I don't remember questioning meat consumption.
For me the fact that animals were killed so that I could eat was something normal, it was the regular cycle of life: humans were predators like lions were, except most of us didn't hunt for food...
I began to question that when I was about 20 years old. I was getting more and more concerned about the deterioration of the environment and global health issues around the world.
I then started to measure the impacts of intensive breeding on the environment, as well as understanding how our everyday products were actually made.
It was truly disgusting and responsible for a great deal of damage, only profiting to a few.
I decided that I didn’t want to be part of that kind of industry anymore and overnight I became vegan, it was almost 3 years ago. It is one of the most powerful decisions I’ve ever taken so far.
Most people don’t understand the power they have as consumers.
They don’t get that when buying a certain product, they actually choose to give money to a certain company instead of another.
This means that you have a power of decision on who you want to give your money to, and it can change everything if are aware of it.
In the beginning, becoming vegan meant that I had to read the labels of pretty much everything I was buying, so it took a bit of time and adjustments to get used to it.
But I took it as a challenge, and in the end I felt empowered by the fact that I knew what I was eating. It encouraged me to cook more as well.
Despite what people may think, it doesn’t isolate you from the world. Eventhough my family and friends didn’t fully understand at first, now that it has been more than 2 years and they see that I’m healthy, they are ven seeking advice on how to eat better.
In the end, becoming vegan has been a life changing experience from where only positive things came out of.