NS. LOUIS – If you like everything vegan and love animals, you’ve probably been to the VegFest Sunday in Forest Park.
The St. Louis Animal Rights Team hosted the third annual event to promote positive attitudes and healthy eating.
âThe animalsâ¦ what we do to animals, kill the environment. It makes … when we eat, murder, we get angry. And it’s just bad energy that we ingest. When the animals suffer, we absorb that suffering, âsaid event manager Katy Brown.
Amie Simmons, owner of Floydy Pants Ranch, a gluten, dairy and egg free ranch. She said she was happy to be part of an event promoting animal cruelty.
âI just want people to understand that not eating animals is always an option. Animals and their products. Because they suffer a lot and people cause this suffering, and we could really change it by spending our money, âSimmons said.
She’s been in business for a good year and a half now.
Another company that offers vegan food is The Happy Bakery in O’Fallon, Illinois.
âIt’s nice to see everyone come together, everyone is just so happy to be here all the time. And people with a similar mindset, and it’s a great way to provide food to people who might just be interested in trying vegan things, âsaid Jennifer Jackson, Happy Bakery. “You have so many options, you don’t have to drive through town, you can just come here and try a little bit of everything.”
The visitors enjoyed food and goods from more than 40 suppliers.
“I wanted to make sure the African American community had a different mindset about their food,” said Katura Wash, vice president of the St. Louis Animal Rights Team and CEO of A Good Day to Be Black and Vegan. “Instead of just going back to an unhealthy way of eating, which is a type of soul food, we can incorporate soul food, but we can also incorporate it in a healthy way.”
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