Goat Farmers Go Vegan

Goat 2After 20 years of producing award-winning goat cheese, farmers Carol and Julian Pearce are now going vegan and so is their cheese. The Pearces are just a recent example of a number of farmers who are choosing to go vegan in order to save the lives of animals. While trying to save the goats on their farm, most end up being slaughtered.  Explaining their decision they say, “We did the best we could for our animals while still producing cheese, but then we realized a vegan farm will allow us to do even better.”

The couple is hoping that their new found love for vegan cheese making will help to spread the message about animal-free cheese, and help them to rescue more animals from the exploitation by the farm industry at the same time. There are many options for animal farmers wishing to give up their current practices in favor of kinder ones. Whether it’s switching from goat cheese to vegan cheese, or from pig farming to vegetable farming, it is possible to create a better future for farm animals. Stories like this one show that it is indeed possible for us to change our ways and to find more compassionate alternatives. We congratulate the Pearces for embracing their new lifestyle and setting an example for future farmers to do the same.


About Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or


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