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Free Vegan Mentor Program

UPDATE Feb 2023: Sadly, this program dissolved a few years ago. However there are similar programs out there, but I don’t have experience with them.

Vegan Outreach: 

I volunteer with PETA’s Vegan Mentor Program and highly recommend signing up to receive a mentor if you need help going vegan. It’s totally free!

You’re sent a packet of information about going vegan and assigned a mentor who is available to answer questions and guide you along your journey to veganism via phone call, text, email, video chat…however you prefer.

Since I started last year, I’ve mentored about 11 new vegans. We share recipes, tips on how to face new challenges, and resources to answer your questions.

Sign up today and your free mentor will help you go vegan at your own pace. No pressure! Sign up here!

Already vegan? Interested in becoming a mentor? PETA is always looking for volunteer mentors. E-mail with “Vegan Mentor” in the subject line to get started.

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T-Shirt Giveaway!!

T-Shirt Giveaway | Vegan Living by Danielle
Win a t-shirt from peta2 through Vegan Living by Danielle!

1. Follow IG account @veganlivingbydanielle

2. Share this post on IG

3. Tag 3 friends in the comments on IG!

🌱T-shirt size: small

🌱Bumper Sticker size: awesome

🌱Sorry international followers! Only open to US friends.

🌱Ends Sunday, May 21 at 11:59 pm EST.

🌱Winner will be selected the following day and notified by IG message.


Good luck!!




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Cruelty-Free Beauty Products


Cruelty-Free Brands | Vegan Living by Danielle

Have you ever gotten shampoo, face wash, or soap in your eye in the shower?

Didn’t it burn terribly?

Weren’t you relieved to finally rinse it out completely, even though it still burned?


In 2012, an article by the Humane Society International stated that over 100 million animals around the world will die in one year in animal testing laboratories.

You can help end animal testing by purchasing products from companies that don’t test on animals and stop buying products from companies that do test on animals. You can also help by signing this petition with PETA.

To me, being vegan is much more to me than a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It deeply upsets me to think about animals being hurt, mistreated, or killed because of something I want to eat or put on my skin! Whenever I reach for a product that I know is tested on animals, I can’t stop myself from thinking of all the bunnies, dogs, cats, and mice that were tortured in laboratories just so I could use this product for reasons of vanity! Why do we continue to use the same brands that test on animals when there are so many products available that don’t test on animals?!

Cruelty-free brands are much more attainable and affordable than people think, but make sure to do your research. Many companies print on their label that they don’t test on animals, but frequently are owned by companies that do test on animals, which in the long run you are supporting by purchasing from them. Some examples are Maybelline, NYX, Lancome, and Pureology, which are owned by L’Oreal who admitted that their company tests on animals.

Here’s a short list of some cruelty-free beauty product brands you can find at Target, Wal-Mart, and most drug stores!

To aid in your own research, check out my blog post, Vegan Lifestyle Apps, for apps that will help you shop vegan! Also, find an entire list of companies and if they’re certified by Leaping Bunny certified.

Don’t forget, cleaning products like Lysol, Windex, and Febreze are also tested on animals. Look for cruelty free options of these as well, Target carries a lot! Method, Mrs. Meyer’s, Citrus Magic, biokleen, 365 (Whole Foods), Trader Joe’s, Earth Friendly Products (or ECOS), and most DIY cleaners! (My family swears by the mixture of 1 part vinegar to 1 part dish soap and add any essential oils for desired fragrance. Take an old spray bottle, or buy one at the dollar store or Target!)