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Who do you host (diet-wise)?
Posted September 23rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm from Edinburgh, Scotland
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Posted September 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm by from Santa Fe, United States (Permalink)
We host anyone who can respect our home being a place where there are no animal products. Most of the surfers we host are omnivores and are fine bringing no animal products into our house. That said, it is really just food animal products that they do not bring into the house. Many are wearing animal products or using products tested on animals, which means when they are here, we are not really a vegan house.
Many of the guests have chosen a vegan path after visiting. This is one of many reasons to not limit your guests to only vegans.

Hope that helps :)
For all Life,
Rae

Posted September 24th, 2012 - 7:09 pm by from Amsterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
"Many of the guests have chosen a vegan path after visiting. This is one of many reasons to not limit your guests to only vegans. "

very important to remember.
making vegans as a strict, closed caste doesn't help anyone :)

Posted September 24th, 2012 - 7:32 pm by from Poznan, Poland (Permalink)
Yes, this sentence sounds really beautiful :-)

I can't host right now, but maybe I will start next year and I know that I definitely don't want too see meat in my fridge :-) I think that hosting omnivores and talking with them about idea of veganism could be interesting. I think that if couchsurfer is choosing a vegan host, he or she has to be open-minded person ;-)

Posted September 25th, 2012 - 3:31 am by from New Delhi, India (Permalink)
We can host any one, but only cook, serve & allow Pure Vegetarian food in our home. Not even eggs!

Posted September 25th, 2012 - 4:33 am by from Angwin, United States (Permalink)
I am an organic vegan for the health benefits, but I don't so much care what other people choose to eat in my home, as long as they take their leftovers and clean up after themselves thoroughly.

I am the only vegan in my group of friends, and often allow people to host food-based gatherings in my apartment, so I tend to be pretty lax about others, though I don't partake in it myself.

Posted September 26th, 2012 - 7:12 pm by from Amsterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
if you are vegan just for the health benefit, then I can imagine that you do not mind if people bring a steak to your home, as they do not harm your health!

I guess the OP meant if you are vegan for ethical reason, then the dilemma arises...

Posted September 28th, 2012 - 1:41 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
One problem that I've encountered and have made a rule about is cooking meat in my pans.

It lingers (remember Jewish kosher rules: separate dishes for meat and not), and I don't like tasting flesh long after they're gone.

Cherie

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 8:13 am from Eugene, United States
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