Elle Howard

Activist, Singer, Fashion Blogger

SS: What made you go Vegan and why?

EH: I didn't want to be a contributor to animal cruelty anymore. I decided to completely rid my life of all animal products as I realised how unbelievably unnessessary it is to use/eat animal products at all.

SS: Has it been difficult for you? If yes, what was difficult and did it get easier?

EH: It wasn't difficult. Health wise I immediately felt better and I had more energy and my skin improved. It is a major positive cleanse on your life and you know that you're helping make a difference to the greater good of animals and to your health as well.

SS: What are some animal rights related things that you participate in?

EH: I run a cruelty free lifestyle blog with my best friend Rylee. We're both Vegan and we like to see ourselves as an extra guide to helping others make easy and affordable decisions to buy products not tested on animals. We reblog and support other organisations campaigns too via social networking websites.

SS: What are your favourite animal rights organisations?

EH: I absolutely adore the work of Fur Free LA. PETA are also amazing and create great awareness for animal cruelty issues through their celebrity campaigns.

SS: What would you say to someone considering going Vegan?

EH: Be the change you want to see in the world. You will feel amazing going Vegan and I can guarantee that.

SS: Do you have any memories that stand out in your mind about someone saving an animal? Or relating to an animal in a unique way?

EH: I read a story about an abused cat called Odin. He had lost an eye after being shot by a pellet gun. Not only was he neglected and abused but he is a diabetic too. I have a soft spot for cats and cried my eyes out reading about how he was rescued and his new owners manage his insulin shots. I'm a diabetic so I felt a special connection and found his story so inspirational and heartwarming.