First you need to get smart. That's right you've got to learn and learn so when the time is right you can teach and teach.
The worst part about being a new vegan was having all this information I wanted out, but the minute I bombarded family and friends with "facts" they had follow up questions. They even came armed with their own "facts" and I was ill-prepared to handle it.
By the end of the argument it was either tied or Meat Eater 1, Vegan Veronica 0.
|Vegan shopping is easy when all you need to do is find the produce department!|
So before you corner your siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins or co-workers with a list of reasons why abstaining from meat is the best choice for their bodies and the planet, make sure you know why.
Below is a list of websites that have helped for me, but you can also find your own by hitting the bookstore or surfing the web.
Why Vegan-Vegan Outreach-tons of information here, take your time and process everything so it sticks.
Choose Veg - website really helps with beginners and is a great resource for longtime vegans.
Meatless Monday- great site for people who aren't quite ready to take the total plunge.Books on My Nightstand-List of books and cookbooks to help get started.
Feel free to add any other resources in the comment section.
It should be noted that while you might have a sudden urge to impress upon everyone your new found knowledge, do try your best not to be the ever eager vegan. It can be tiresome and soon people will put a wall up whenever you start spouting off about how dairy cows are restrained almost their entire lives and how exactly foie gras is made. I usually don't get on my vegan soapbox until someone asks me why I am not eating meat or when they try to challenge me about my beliefs. Then its on like a cage-free Donkey Kong!
Peace and love ya'll.