What's the vegan scene like where you live? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 02-25-2012, 07:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
MrsSlocombe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Do vegans in your area tend to stay child-free, or to have children?  Are they very activist-oriented, and if so, what are some of the main causes and tactics they favor?  Is there a particular vegan aesthetic that is common, e.g. hardcore/punk?

I live near Philly, and it seems very popular to avoid having children, even to the point of the men getting vasectomies, here.  The community is pretty activist-oriented, and leafletting is the most popular tactic.  Popular causes seem to be carriage horses, the circus, and puppy mills.  There is a significant hardcore/straight edge vegan presence, but they are not the majority;  most vegans dress in mainstream styles.

I'm just curious as to what it might be like elsewhere.  I have heard hints that in Portland, for example, having children is much more popular among vegans than it is here.

MrsSlocombe is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 02-25-2012, 11:16 AM
 
mamayogibear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I have lived in almost every major city on the west coast except LA, lol. In Seattle, Portland, San Francisco/Berkeley the vegan 'scene' is about the same. Most vegans dont ostricize beegans and even have friends that are veggies or more! There are some straight edge cliques out here but not as many as when I lived on the east coast. I became vegan when I met some straight edge guys in DC as a teenager, lol. I'm not sure if that answers your question in any way but I think there are two prespectives on being vegan. One more millitant and perfectionist (which I am not anymore) and the other more concentious and philosophical...


be good family...

mamayogibear is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 02-25-2012, 11:26 AM
 
jbk21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm in Portland... I think you all know what the vegan scene is like here, but I agree that it does seem like many vegans have children- at least it is fairly common.  Lots of vegan parenting meetups, etc.  The aesthetic is more alternative but that is Portland in general....

jbk21 is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 02-25-2012, 01:08 PM
 
ShadowMoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm in Providence, RI. We're a mixed bag here. I know several vegans with children, as well as hard-core activist types.


S~ Peace loving, natural living, FuNkY vegan mama to Keiran bouncy.gif 23/Dec/06:
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" ~~ MLK
ShadowMoon is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 02-27-2012, 02:59 PM
 
christinahudler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The vegan scene here in Jacksonville, nc is almost non-existant. I'm in a local meetup group where many eat "mostly vegetarian" but there are only a couple of vegans. It's a drastic change from when I lived in asheville where there were vegan restaurants (even some with raw options) and tons of vegan potluck meetups. Those were the days....

Wife to PJ. Mommy to Jacob, Summer, & Owen.
christinahudler is offline  
Reply

Tags
Vegan

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off