veronika honestly farm animal friends...these lovely cuties? Or "strange" creatures? Or pets?

Hi! It's Veronika here, and I would like to introduce you to some strange eating habits from all over the world. Regarding animals. It started when I watched a short video from the US about an issue with American horses being bought in auctions to be slaughtered for food in other countries.

Of course, it's sad and they apparently do a lot to ban these - as they call them - killer-buyers from auctions, as well as at least outbidding suspicious buyers at auctions to save horses from slaughter. But many of the same people that would be outraged by this thought would munch a beef burger without a single thought, and at the same time feel sad about poor horses...

Why is that? Obviously, it's a cultural thing, I live in the UK and I know how western countries are outraged by the idea of eating dogs and cats in certain Asian countries. Of course, there are always few rebels (even amongst people I know) who'd say "yeah, I'd eat a dog if they served it to me" - but of course, not their own, only a strange dog they don't have as a pet.

A strange world. Let's see what animals are being eaten as a norm in different countries and cultures or religious communities and which are, on the other side, taboo:

Hi, it's Veronika here!

As you may know, I'm a maths tutor. I consider my job vegan-friendly, as it's not directly involved with anything that would be against my cruelty-free lifestyle.

But is it as easy as it looks like? Is my job (as well as many other I'm going to elaborate on further here) really vegan-friendly?

Hi, it's Veronika here!

I'll cut to the chase, as it's obvious from the title - I've decided to go sugar-free for a month. The whole month of July I will touch no refined sugar. Probably not even xylitol, which I've been using for a while as I was never a fan of white refined sugar anyway.

The reason was quite simple, I just feel like I could use a break from sugar. I'm healthy, reasonably fit, with no major addiction to sugary stuff, yet still, I think it wouldn't hurt to avoid sugar for a while.

Veronika Honestly Donation Charity...that shouldn't be really a question =)

Hi, it's Veronika here and yes, it's been a while. I've been busy with important preparations, getting things ready for the next step. I'll explain in a bit.

Today I want to share something that's been on my mind for a while and that's the whole thing about Veronika Honestly and also Magicful Home.

Donations. Charities. Giving money away for non-profits.

When I was younger I was always thinking, 'I'm gonna be making big bucks and I'll be giving money to charities. Saving animals. And our environment. Supporting the economy in developing countries. Sending money to good causes.'

Hi, it's Veronika here!

The world out there is full of amazing stories of warm-hearted people who are not afraid to get out of their comfort zone.

Recently I read an inspirational story from a member of UK Vegan Facebook group, Lauren, who showed a lot of compassion where many others would just turn their heads away.
I have asked Lauren to tell me the story so I can share it with you here.

Hi, it's Veronika, your vegan friend and content creator of Veronika Honestly (no, not my surname).
I'm mathemagician (making money as maths tutor! 😁), a bit of an artist (well, trying to get back to art) and also animal and adventure lover.
Get to know me on my About page and make sure you sign up for my newsletter to get my free printable greeting cards for vegans I made for everyone to use and spread the vegan word!

See you around and on my social media - stay in touch!

Thank you for reading this whole article =) I have a few things to mention here:

Firstly, if not already mentioned in the article, I would like you to know about my Honest Language Disclaimer (no, it's not about profanity) - in case you were wondering why my English is so weird and not Oxford-dictionary perfect (whose English is, anyway...)

Secondly, my post may contain affiliate links. Namely Etsy and Amazon links. If you click through and buy anything there, I will get a small commission, so you are basically helping me to reach the goals, to raise funds for animals sanctuaries. All of that at no extra cost to you or the seller. It's a win-win =)

Now, in the end, I have a tiny request: If you liked this post, could you please share this?
Sharing helps to keep my costs down so more can go towards animal charities and perhaps you'll make one's day by showing them something from this blog they will like to read! A share from you would seriously help a lot with the growth of this blog that focuses on spreading the vegan word and kindness - just the things you also care about =)

You may like to pin some graphics from here, you may want to share it to your blog (do you have a vegan-themed blog? Let me know, let's collaborate!) or to your favourite Facebook group... there are plenty of choices!

Thank you for your support!

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