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What It’s Like to Go Vegan in Iran

Going against a meat-loving culture as a teenager wasn’t always easy, but I made it…

In the south of Iran, people eat chicken, beef, and lamb every day of the week except for Fridays. Friday is the weekend and weekends are reserved for seafood. In my community, animal sacrifice is an essential part of religious ritual and meat is seen as essential…