When I was young, I fell in love with the poem "I had a tiny starfish". (http://quizilla.teennick.com/poems/7853756/i-found-a-tiny-starfish). My loving of this poem may have been predictive of my future vegan days. In my introduction to this blog, I said that I embraced veganism due to health and environmental reasons. However, I have a soft spot for animals. I am also motivated by ethical reasons to not eat, wear, or buy animal products, and hence I fully embrace not just a vegan diet, but a vegan lifestyle!