Hi, I am glad that you have found my blog. I hope you are enjoying my posts and get some helpful information.
Well, as you are surfing my “About” page, I think you might want to find out something about me. My name is Dennis. I am a passionate traveller and vegan. A while back, I decided to entirely cut out animal products of my diet. Why, you might ask. First and foremost, out of respect for animals. Although, I think that human beings are supposed to eat meat or other animal products for that matter. It is who we are. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with that.
So, why did I decide to become a vegan. Simply because we went overboard. The demand for meat, eggs or fish is huge nowadays and we can’t ecologically keep up with it without harming animals and the environment. The demand can’t be satisfied with organic food anymore. I wouldn’t say that there are no farmers who treat their animals respectfully and take care of the environment. But, the problem is that we eat so much that there is no way around mass production. We have built a society and a behavior so that we have to produce huge amounts of meat, milk, cheese and so on. In order to keep up with this demand, we objectify animals and treat them as if they were another good, just like a pair of shoes for example. Back when I was not a vegan, I didn’t even think of where the meat in the supermarket comes from. To me, it was just another product. Another good that I can buy, just like a bag of chips. I didn’t see the animal anymore. I wasn’t aware that this “product” has been a living organism before. With feelings, emotions and a face. It was only a product wrapped in plastic.
The second reason why I became a vegan is health related. I am aware that you can also have a bad diet as a vegan. But in general, there is a way bigger chance that your nutrition consists of healthier products if you are following a vegan diet. I personally love healthy food. Cooked and prepared in many different ways. There are so many spectacular recipes which do not contain any animal products. And I love to experience new and different kinds of food. The various tastes of fruits or vegetables are so satisfying that I never looked back to my old times when I still used to eat meat or drink milk.
I would like to emphasize that this is a decision I have made for myself. I do not want to tell other people how they should live or what they should eat. I don’t even have any vegan friends. Even my parents are carnivores. I respect their way of life and they respect mine.
But, what I would like to do on this blog, is to inspire people to think about their diet and reflect it. You do not have to change it, but think about it. Do you think we treat animals the way they should be treated? Do you think our behaviour is sustainable? Can you change something in your diet to make a small difference? Eat a little less meat? Go vegetarian once a week? Do you want our children to grow up in a world with a diversity in animals and plants?
Further, I want to help fellow vegans around the world finding nice places to have some good vegan food. For the last two months (February 2015 to March 2015) I have been travelling in Australia and the Philippines. I experienced that it can get a little bit difficult sometimes as a vegan if there are no vegan menus in the restaurants. More importantly though, is that I also found an astonishing amount of restaurants, bars and street places that offer vegan food. Although, my travels soon finish, I decided to start this blog in order to share all the amazing places throughout the world, where they offer food for vegans. So, I hope you enjoy it and may leave a comment on one of my posts. If you know any good vegan restaurants, I am happy if you send me your post. I will gladly put it on my blog, so that others have the chance to try it out too.
So, what else is there to say? Ohh right, sometimes I talk to myself. But only when I really need expert advice 😉