Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Fernando Anguiano – My Favorite Vegan

My name is Fernando Anguiano and live in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. I’m the only Vegan in my family, but I’ve always had everyone’s support. Even though I’ve been Vegan for many years now, I feel like I’m always learning something new. I’m into photography and have taken up Yoga as well. I currently make recipes and upload, “What I Eat In A Day,” videos for YouTube. I really enjoy using visual arts to show people how easy, fun and inexpensive, eating Vegan can be.

What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan?

When I realized how the meat, dairy and egg industry really work. I was vegetarian since 1997 but had never really made the connection on how the food I was consuming, got to my plate.

How long have you been Vegan?

I’m going on 7 years now and was the best decision I have ever made. I just wish I could have done it a lot sooner.

Why is being Vegan important to you?

After being informed and making the connection on Veganism, there’s no way I’d continue to contribute to the torture and killing of animals.

Do you have a blog or favorite vegan blog you read?

I read up on Mercy for Animals and PETA quite a lot.

Any recommended Vegan books?

The China Study and Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a Fuck.

Any recommended social sites, Facebook Groups or other?

All “My Favorite Vegan” social media.

Do you have a favorite movie or videos or your own media that you want to share?

Cowspiracy is a great movie. Very informative but without the graphic images. Now if you want something more graphic, but equally informative, people can watch Earthlings.

Do you actively promote veganism? How? Please share any stories you would like.

I’ve had the opportunity to help out with a protest held by Mercy For Animals and PETA. PETA held protests in my area when the Circus was in town. It’s a really great experience and very fulfilling to be able to help.

Do you miss any non-Vegan foods?

Not at all. There’s pretty much a vegan option for any non-vegan food out there. Literally.

What is your favorite Vegan stereotype? If someone asks you a question about it, how do you respond?

When people hear the word “Vegan”, they quickly assume we only eat salads. I usually show them my Instagram feed and let them see all the great delicious food we can whip up.

What’s your favorite Vegan restaurant?

Loving Hut is just one of my favorites.

What’s your favorite recipe? Please share it.

Vegan Brownies. I have a video for this recipe on my channel. It’s one of my most popular videos. Click here:

Some encouraging words for new Vegans?

Give it a try. If you fall off the wagon, get back on it and try again. Not only will you help the Environment and the animals, you’ll be helping yourselves.

Are you a cruelty-Free vegan?

I am.

What are your favorite Vegan non-food products or companies?

I’ll support just about anything that’s Vegan. From shampoos to toothpaste to clothing. I love and wear T-shirts that say “Vegan” on it. It’s a good way to start a conversation on the subject.

What is the toughest Vegan item to find that you need? Toothpaste, Deo, glue, etc..

Nothing, really. You can find just about everything at a grocery store or online.

Talk about a time when you struggled with your Veganism?

Going out to restaurants when I first went Vegan. Most places don’t cater to Vegans, but now that Veganism is a lot more popular, restaurants will have vegan items or let you veganize something on their menu.

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