sarahmclaughlin Gah. Currently on my way to @_animalplace. A little nervous but also excited. I'll be there for 6 weeks. #vegansofig #animalfriends #animalplace 2h

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sarahmclaughlin Homemade lentil loaf from "I could never go vegan" by @keepinitkind with green beans and little potatoes. #vegansofig #whatveganseat #plantpowered #plantprotein #plantbased #wheredoyougetyourprotein #eatmorelegumes 19h

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sarahmclaughlin The coolest part about visiting National Parks is seeing how small we really are in comparison to the vastness of nature. Maybe it's intimidating? Or maybe it's just inspiring. To think that all of the things we see are possible because of a uniquely fostered environment on planet Earth. My grandpa spent over 40 years working in several of the national parks as a superintendent until he retired in 1985. He always taught my brother and I the importance of experiencing nature but then stepping back and leaving it be. "Take only pictures, leave only footprints." #findyourpark #FYPyes #nationalparks #supporttheparks #grandcanyon 1d

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sarahmclaughlin Dinner out with mom after finally escaping Target. At least I got a @califiafarms out of it. #califiafarms #whatvegansdrink #dairyfreelife #vegansofig #plantbased #plantpowered 2d

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sarahmclaughlin Baby javelina they were relaxing in the shade behind @saguaronationalpark and were one of my favorite animals we spotted on our trip. #javelina #arizonawildlife #animalfriends #roadtripping #earthlings #gooutside 2d

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sarahmclaughlin The big horned sheep we saw in Zion National Park. absolutely amazing. We got to the park really early and came in the tunnel entrance and they were right on the other side of the tunnel. Dozens of them! #zionpark #roadtripping #hikingtrails #gooutside #exploring #utah #nationalparks #findyourpark 2d

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sarahmclaughlin Home sweet home. Feels good to be back with our animal family. Here's another picture of the beautiful antelope canyon. ️ this is looking in at the walls we walked among. #antelopecanyon #roadtripping #exploring #arizona #hikingtrails #gooutside #plantpowered 3d

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sarahmclaughlin Beautifully said. ReGram from @herbivoreclothing: This is Cecil the lion. If you don't know the story please look it up and come back. It's sad. If you eat animal products (which I did for most of my life) but you are saddened by the killing of this beautiful lion, please know this: it is not a huge step to be saddened by the death of the animal on your plate in the same way you were saddened by the death of Cecil. The animal on your plate wanted to live as much as Cecil. The death of the animal on your plate was as unnecessary as the death of Cecil. If you are sad about Cecil, do one thing for him and all animals: the next time you sit down to eat an animal, take 30 seconds and consider their life and their death. Just 30 seconds. Think about what they wanted for themselves. Think about how 5 minutes after you eat them, you will have forgotten them. But that was their life. The whole deal. You bought their body, ate it, forgot them forever. But they were once alive like Cecil and the injustice of his death is no less than the injustice of theirs. You could pick something else to eat next time. You could pick something just as delicious but without all this moral hardship and sadness. If you don't know how or are scared or you need help please get in touch with us because we will help you. Cecil is gone. But you can save other animals starting with your next meal. We would love to help you work on that please don't be shy about getting in touch. #vegan #regramapp 3d
  •   onebiteatatimex Perfectly said🏻🏻 2d
  •   sarahmclaughlin @veeawatson Cecil is an obligate carnivore and can't survive in vegetation. We are not. 2d
  •   veeawatson @sarahmclaughlin some might say that we do need meat, we would not have evolved or had the biological characteristics of carnivores if we didn't. We don't hold other animals in shame because they eat what is instinctual. Now, we have mismanaged our resources and have plundered the animal kingdom, that is for sure. We could survive on less meat, certainly but we, as humans, are omnivores. I think it is rather screwed logic to hold animals to a different standard. 5h
  •   sarahmclaughlin @veeawatson except that we can survive and thrive without eating animals. Omnivore means we can eat plants and animals BUT we don't need to eat both. Also animals don't have the privilege of shopping at a store for their food and having access to a wide variety of options but humans do. We have the power to make compassionate choices and so we should. Cats cannot eat plants because of their digestive system but that doesn't mean they should starve and die. Humans can not eat meat and be just fine so why would we choose to continue to inflict harm. A harm that is by the way destroying our environment. 5h
  •   veeawatson I was vegan and got sick, I went to the doctor and was told that it is not impossible but extremely difficult to hold to a vegan lifestyle for more than a few years. Many vital nutritional elements are missing and it is expensive to supplement everything. It may be possible for first world countries to have a successful purely vegan lifestyle but it is not realistic for everyone. Having spent some time with Native American culture, I've come to appreciate their balanced view on hunting and living in the land. They have a deep respect for animals AND they eat meat. The problem is not that we eat meet but that we disrespect our environment. Our first world has no balance. 5h
  •   veeawatson @sarahmclaughlin I don't mean to ramble on, I do appreciate your views, obviously, I adhered to them for a few years. I respect your position. I just wanted to comment on some inconsistencies to the vegan philosophy. Cheers 4h
  •   sarahmclaughlin @veeawatson I'm not sure about your personal story but even just looking through IG there are plenty of healthy and thriving vegans who it is not difficult for at all. It's been very easy for me. And no I'm not missing any vital nutrients or aminos etc. and it has not been expensive. So again those are common misperceptions but I've found them all to be false 4h
  •   veeawatson It was specific to my body. I listened to my nutritionist and I feel much better eating clean with a moderate amount of local and or organic protein. There are several people I've met who do well and a few that cannot. It's also usually more successful for women. And like I've said, I've found other views to be more admirable, I was really quite changed by my time on a reservation. 4h

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sarahmclaughlin Mornings on the coast that view should be the ocean but instead it's a blanket of fog and I'm not sure I mind. So nice to have fog after weeks in the southwest. #westcoast #favoriteplaces #vegansofig #plantpowered #plantbased #dairyfreelife 3d

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sarahmclaughlin Good morning little hummingbird ️We're headed to the ocean today. Just a few more days before I head to @_animalplace #hummingbirds #vegansofig #animalfriends #earthlings #birdsofig 3d

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sarahmclaughlin Tofu scramble at a great little organic restaurant. Their menu was about 75% veg so there were a lot of choices. #vegansofig #whatveganseat #plantbased #plantpowered #noanimalsharmed #dairyfreelife #plantprotein 4d

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sarahmclaughlin Sweet snack in Carmel, CA after a long uphill walk from the beach. I was happy to find vegan cookies!! Most coffee shops have no vegan baked goods. #vegansofig #plantbased #plantpowered #whatveganseat #carmelca #dairyfreelife #vegantreats #noanimalsharmed 4d

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sarahmclaughlin When we entered Zion National Park we saw about 20 big horned sheep on the cliffs and a couple crossing the street. It was really amazing to see so many up close! #zionpark #nationalparks #supporttheparks #earthlings #animalfriends #bighornedsheep #hikingtrails #findyourpark 4d

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sarahmclaughlin Jaws in Antelope Canyon. This is looking straight up inside the canyon. #antelopecanyon #rockformations #arizona #watererosion #amazingsights #hikingtrails #exploring 4d

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sarahmclaughlin "Go outside. Don't tell anyone and don't bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to notice. Don't try to get anything out of it, because you won't. Don't try to make use of it, because you can't. And that's the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have and realize that is enough to be happy. There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it." -Charlotte Eriksson - except I would probably leave a note just in case #roadtripping #exploring #nationalparks #hikingtrails 4d

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sarahmclaughlin Chiricahua When we hiked there we arrived early in the morning when fog was still curled around the rocks. We were able to hike most of the trail without anyone else around. The rock formations here are not to be missed. Hopefully everyone can make it here someday. #hikingtrails #roadtripping #nationalparks #chiricahua #supporttheparks #vegansofig #findyourpark 5d

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sarahmclaughlin Back in CA and headed for Monterey. A little bit sad this road trip is nearing end but I'm also just glad I got to spend an amazing two and a half weeks with my mom and my brother visiting some of this countries most beautiful areas. As my mom said when we were planning this trip, "there's not always a good time to pack up and travel so sometimes you just have to make time for it and do it." This trip also inspired me to set a new goal 🏼to visit all the national parks and I can't wait to get out on a hiking trail again. #vegansofig #roadtripping #hikingtrails #arizonawildlife #nationalparks #supporttheparks 5d
  •   roshibrian What a lovely photo 5d
  •   sarahmclaughlin @roshibrian thank you! It was a right place right moment photo 5d
  •   raymclaughlin Nice and cool here today you will love it can't wait to see you 5d
  •   sarahmclaughlin @raymclaughlin yah ryan and I are looking forward to the weather! 5d
  •   exiledmethod Nice 5d
  •   be.sol.ful What an amazing photo!! And what an amazing trip you took. Love your mom's quote - so true!! Glad you went and had a great time ️ p.s. - sounds like an awesome goal!! 4d
  •   sarahmclaughlin @be.sol.ful thank you! This trip had been good practice for my photography skills haha. 3d

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sarahmclaughlin East West Tacos. Pulled BBQ jackfruit, guac, shredded cabbage, lime, and kale. #whatveganseat #vegenation #vegansofig #plantbased #plantpowered #eattherainbow #meatfree 6d

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