Free Stuff Friday: Vegan College Cookbook

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Posted October 5, 2012 by Diana Mendoza

Going vegan is the easiest, fastest way to help save animals and the environment and end world hunger. Don’t believe me?

Here are some facts:

  • Every vegan saves an average of 100 animals a year by simply not eating them.
  • Veal is widely shunned yet is still produced for one reason: dairy products. Without the demand for milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products, there would be no male baby calves to fill the brutally cruel veal crates.
  • The factory-farming industry releases massive amounts of the greenhouse gasses that cause climate change.
  • According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon-dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off U.S. roads.
  • If we stopped intensively breeding farmed animals and grew crops to feed humans instead, we could easily feed everyone on the planet with healthy and affordable plant-based foods.
  • Animals raised for food have to eat as many as 16 pounds of grain to create just 1 pound of edible flesh.

So, obvz vegan is the way to go! Now how to do that? Easy! With PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook, of course! It’s packed full of delicious recipes, including snacks, sandwiches, ramen, and even desserts. They’re all easy to make with the help of just your microwave.

Sign our pledge to go vegan now and start saving animals, the environment, and your fellow humans. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a comment below telling us what the best thing about being veg is for your chance to win this cookbook.

Good luck!*

*The winner will be chosen at random from submitted animal-friendly comments in which the commenters tell us what the best thing about being veg is. Entries must be received by October 12, 2012. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on October 15, 2012. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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  • Profile photo of HorseLuvr14

    948 days ago

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    i am benefiting my body, animals, and the earth! three births with one stone. not really of course bc that would be animal abuse :)!

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    950 days ago

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    The simple knowledge that I’m doing my body and the earth’s creatures a kindness :)

  • Profile photo of pattiegilmour

    950 days ago

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    The best thing about being vegan for me is that for the last 13 years I have saved over 1300 animals!!! That makes me VERY proud!!!!! xxx

  • Profile photo of voicelikemusic

    950 days ago

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    Just simply knowing that I’m saving the lives of animals gives me a wonderful feeling.

  • Profile photo of SarahSegraves

    950 days ago

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    the best thing about being vegan is that i know im not contributing to the suffering of precious creatures! plus the food is so much better for you!

  • Profile photo of sarah4

    951 days ago

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    The best thing about being Veg is knowing i am one of the few who don’t think it’s okay to sluaghter animals for our need and that me being against it may be a start to a different way of life. And speaking out for animals that cannot do so themselfs.

  • Profile photo of shivvy

    952 days ago

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    There are so many ‘best things about going veg’. To sum it up: It’s better for my health, better for the environment and BETTER FOR THE ANIMALS!!!!

  • Profile photo of betzyrox

    953 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is knowing that you are actually doing something good in your life :)

  • Profile photo of SkiVegChick

    954 days ago

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    Best part about being Veg? Knowing that deep down I’m a good person, always will be, and the fact that it makes me just that much more unique!! Veg forever!!!!!

  • Profile photo of goob

    955 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is that you can enjoy food knowing that it was cruelty free

  • Profile photo of MarinaMatalon

    956 days ago

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    The best thing about being a veg is knowing that I am not supporting animal cruelty!

  • Profile photo of kim11824

    956 days ago

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    Knowing that an innocent animal didn’t have to suffer and die to be on my plate.

  • Profile photo of Hoonah

    956 days ago

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    Oh man that books looks great! The best thing about being a vegan is knowing that the choices I make on a daily basis do not result in the suffering of animals or the planet.

  • Profile photo of Michelle720

    956 days ago

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    the best thing about being veg is knowing that an animal gets to live a lot longer because i decide to make it so. i feel healthier, more energetic, and my self-esteem has boosted so much. plus, it’s great knowing that my food didn’t come from a disgusting slaughter house.

  • Profile photo of Valerie1537

    956 days ago

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    The best part is the peace of mind in knowing that I’m not murdering other beings.

  • Profile photo of Pkzzz

    956 days ago

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    To know that you aren’t contributed to the violence of animals and your body feels great while doing it too!

  • Profile photo of AMaKiDong

    957 days ago

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    i believe that the best thing about going veg is that i can keep my body healthy while one hundred animals a year get to live longer because of somthing I did! <3

  • Profile photo of AntonioHuerta

    957 days ago

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    One day I came across this quote from one of the most iconic men in history while I was researching Leonardo Da Vinci. That’s when I turned vegan, and I can honestly say turning vegan was one of the most important turning points in my life. I can eat and drink whatever I want, but now with a clear conscience.
    “Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.” -Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Profile photo of lolashafei

    957 days ago

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    I actually know what i’m putting in my body and where it came from. I used to feel guilty for eating meat, eggs, dairy, and animal by products, but now I know I’m making good decisions and I’ve lost a lot od weight.

  • Profile photo of donnamorbid

    957 days ago

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    best thing about being veg is knowing I’m making a difference in the world! even if its just a small difference

  • Profile photo of kelley97

    957 days ago

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    I love it. Just knowing I’m saving animals, eating healthier, and trying new things I thought I would never eat. Even eating in a restaurant is easier than I thought.

  • Profile photo of alexblue

    957 days ago

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    Best thing is honoring, respecting and defending every animal I possibly can.
    And vegan food is so dang good…even better!

  • Profile photo of kaylea.blamer

    957 days ago

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    the best thing about being veg is that i know i am saving so many animals from losing their lives. i have been a vegetarian for over a year now. im currently trying to become vegan! i love the fact that i am not putting extra hormones into my body because the innocent animals are forced to have them in their bodies.

  • Profile photo of Signe1995

    957 days ago

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    The fact that you’re giving somebody a chance to live a happy, normal lufe.
    and the fact that youre getting thinner. 😀 And a lot healthier. :)

  • Profile photo of Cassiopeia

    957 days ago

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    There are many things, but I think the best one is knowing that You live healthy WHILE SAVING LIVES!!!

  • 958 days ago

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    the best thing about being veg is the knowledge that i am not taking part in genocide.

  • Profile photo of viabug

    958 days ago

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    Knowing I’m not eating precious creatures.

  • Profile photo of kim26

    958 days ago

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    Best thing about being veg? Knowing an innocent animal didn’t have to die for me to survive!!

  • 958 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegan for around 2-3 years now (a vegetarian for the previous 4 years too) and I’ve never felt better in my life :) I think anyone who buys meat should be educated on how its farmed & slaughtered. These are things people should know. x

  • Profile photo of LaurenJones1993

    958 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is the pride I feel about taking care of my body and my fellow creatures of God at the same time.

  • 958 days ago

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    Best thing about eating veg is the health benefits ! I’ve never felt so healthy, energetic, young, and vibrant ! I just turned 31 and people still can’t believe it. Could be that I have asian genes and we age gracefully, bu tI really think it is in my healthy veg diet ! You can’t go wrong eating this way. Good food for your well-being, the environment, and all living creatures ! 😀

  • Profile photo of ximena

    958 days ago

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    the best thing of being vegan is that your food didn’t taste like dead

  • 958 days ago

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    The best thing about being vegan is how great the food makes me feel! I love knowing that I’m being good to animals, the environment, and myself.

  • 958 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is being able to eat without feeling guilty that something had to die for your food.

  • Profile photo of Mulamoney

    958 days ago

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    How amazing my skin has gotten and how much more energy I know have!!

  • 958 days ago

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    i just feel better on a daily basis also animals are awesome c:

  • Profile photo of Flopsie

    958 days ago

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    I’m vegetarian. I love it when my shopping cart is 90% fruits and veggies and the bewildered facial expressions from cashiers and customers come barreling in my direction. :) I get many (friendly and casual) questions about my diet choice from the cashiers, too.

  • Profile photo of ray.mohamed

    958 days ago

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    I love bring a veggie because I know innocent animals are being harmed less and less as awareness gets larger and people choose vegetarianisim and veganisim as part of thier lifestyle. Also , less chemicals and hormones enter my body. its a win/win/win <3

  • Profile photo of AlejandraAyala

    958 days ago

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    we’re making a difference & saving animals!

  • 958 days ago

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    The best thing about being vegan is the positive impact on both animals and the environment!

  • 958 days ago

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    the best of being veg is the feeling of having way more power for such crazy life with a lot of hard work, studies, x-sports, rock and knowing that no defenceless animals have been killed for it… i dont remember having all this power while having a “zombie life”

  • Profile photo of anabob92

    958 days ago

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    The best thing about going vegan is the peace of mind. Knowing you are not causing harm to any living being is awesome! :)

  • 958 days ago

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    Well I’ve recently started my career as a vegan body-builder and it works out great. I really take a concience when it comes to the wellness of our animal brothers but what I really admire is the way the body tranforms and feels healthier, lighter and happier when we limit our food comsumption to veggies, shrooms and algae!

  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    958 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is everything. I save lives, I eat healthy, I experience new foods. It’s opened my mind to so much and I’ve learned a lot. It’s helped my diabetes too.

  • Profile photo of kmmill

    958 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is all of the awesome health benefits! Thanks to my lifestyle, I have amazing skin, I’m healthy, I feel great, and I always have lots of energy. It feels great to be vegan!

  • Profile photo of Serephene

    958 days ago

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    My favorite thing is the food! Endless possibilities!

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    958 days ago

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    I hope I win, it would help so much in my 2 year vegetarian streak!

  • Profile photo of TheLastThing

    958 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is the good Karma. I practice Hinduism and it is known that it is frowned upon to eat beef, but most Hindu’s are vegetarian for the reason of Karma. How can we eat animals? You are killing another being with a soul, you could have known them in their past life. Maybe in your past life and their past life you were best friends.

  • Profile photo of AnelieseK

    959 days ago

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    I love feeling healthy & knowing that my diet doesn’t include anything that had to die :)

  • Profile photo of apaan

    959 days ago

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    Hmm the best thing would be educating other people. I feel like being vegan makes me a more interesting person because I have so much to say about being vegan!

  • Profile photo of vinnykarnovski

    959 days ago

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    The best thing about being vegetarian or vegan is knowing that when your eating, nothing had to die for your food.

  • Profile photo of Kristifina

    959 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is making an impact on the meat and dairy market as a consumer. I love knowing that I can make a difference in the world by just something as simple as eating a meal.

  • Profile photo of hakred

    959 days ago

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    Chosing a vegan lifestyle affects every one, and there are so many benefits from it. The best thing about being vegan is making the world an overall better place to live in for all living beings.

  • Profile photo of BreannaS9953

    959 days ago

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    The best part is the yummy food and knowing you are helping animals.

  • 959 days ago

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    I’m healthy and don’t have to worry so much about the harm done to animals.

  • lea

    959 days ago

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    The best thing about being vegan is saving a lot of animals from being harmed and/or killed. I can look at every animal in peace and say “You’re my friend, I don’t hurt you.” :)

  • 960 days ago

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    The best thing about eating like a veghead is that it’s often just the first step to a more compassionate way treating living creatures, from animals to people <3

  • Profile photo of Saphira48

    960 days ago

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    The best thing a bout being vegetarian is not harming animals!!!!

  • Profile photo of KarinAnimalLover

    960 days ago

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    The fact that I can eat delicious food and know that noone had to die in the making off it!

  • Profile photo of sohani

    960 days ago

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    The best part about being vegan is not having the guilt of knowing that animals died for your “happy” life. Second best part? Having amazing meals that are way better for you and yummier than meat and dairy filled ones. I love to cook (most of the time without a stove), so I would love this cookbook!

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    960 days ago

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    I think the best part about being vegan is knowing that i’m saving lives, and that i’m showing others how easy it is to do.

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    960 days ago

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    how healthy it is for u

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    960 days ago

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    The best thing about being a vegan is that I can save the wildlife ,prevent torture and murder of domesticated animals ,feed the starving world and start my life anew……& have all the fun in the world

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    960 days ago

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    the best part about being veg is that i know i saved the lives of so many animals, and also knowing that my veggie food doesn’t have any nasty chemicals in it like meat does

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    960 days ago

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    The best part of being a veg is making others think about how they can change.
    Also, saving the animals of course. It’s the best feeling in the world.

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    961 days ago

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    That first, delicious, guilt-free bite into a home-made sieten burger is like nothing else.

    Excuse me, I have some dinner to make.

  • 961 days ago

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    The best thing about being veg is you know nothing on your plate ever “mooed” or “oinked” at one time!

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    961 days ago

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    Being vegan is awesome because I can eat without hurting others!

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    961 days ago

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    Best thing about being vegan is deffinetely the countless lives of animals that are saved. (p.s. I’d really love to have that cookbook!)

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    961 days ago

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    I love being vegan because I never have to feel bad about what I’m eating because I am not costing a being their life. Also I am helping the world be being greener.

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    961 days ago

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    The best part about being vegan is knowing that I’ve saved hundreds of animals and never contribute to the maltreatment of them. (:

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    961 days ago

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    The best part about being veg is not to be worried about strange ingredients in your food like ground up beetles. beaver butt juice, etc. If i eat a vegetable, I know it’s a vegetable. end of story.

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    961 days ago

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    The best part about being veg is saving animals and spreading the word about animal rights :)

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    961 days ago

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    The best thing about being a vegetarian is that you can stay healthy and you are helping animals at the same time. Many people think that becoming a vegetarian is unhealthy and you need to eat animals to live, but the sad thing is that they don’t understand that becoming a vegetarian is probably the best thing they can do in their lives. People are not seeing the cruelty that animals have to face, to later turn into their dinner. That is why becoming ia vegetarian is keeping you healthy and you are fighting against animal cruelty.

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    961 days ago

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    I am not vegan! Not yet of course! Within the next two weeks I plan on changong my diet tp become fully vegan! And this wouls help me a lot! Plus I wanna help save animals

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    961 days ago

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    People think it’s interesting and they ask me all sorts of questions with so much interest :)

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    961 days ago

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    the best thing about being a vegan is that i dont have worry about animals suffuring just so i can eat meat or drink milk

  • Profile photo of taylorlopez

    961 days ago

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    The best part of being a bag is saving animals. <3 it feels great.

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      961 days ago

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      The best part of being a veg is saving animals. <3 it feels great to.

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