Hello! I'm New.
- Hello Washington Vegans!I just recently moved here from California and as far as being a vegan is concerned, I really feel like a fish out of water. I live in a very small town on the north border of Whitman county. The people of course are wonderful, but I feel like I'm in an even less-than-vegan culture than I was before.
I've been a vegetarian for 33 years, a vegan off and on during that time, and have been what I call a "99% vegan" for I guess 5 or 6 years (I'm not actually counting). Here's a link that explains a little about that:
I'm rather on the "outer fringes", as I'm an animal-rights libertarian:
I never was very much of an activist, but especially in the new small town I now live in, I prefer to keep a very low profile as far as my unconventional beliefs and practices are concerned. I want to maintain friendly relations with my neighbors and not make them feel threatened.
I look forward to reading more of your forum..
When I lived in California, most Chinese restaurants eagerly declared they had a vegetarian menu in their Yellow Pages ad, and on their actual menues. Likewise, restaurants of many other cuisines. But there's nary a mention in the Yellow Pages ads here, and I was recently impatiently rebuffed when I politely inquired at one Asian restaurant whether they had a vegetarian selection. It looks like I'm not in Kansas anymore!
Any vegan ZINESTERS out there? Here's one more link and I'll let you go: