I live in Vancouver Canada where basically half the population is vegan. Everyone I know who is vegan eventually went back to meat or switched to vegetarian. One of my friends was the longest running vegan I know. She did it for 3 years. Myself, I have been vegetarian for 9 years and will be for life. I know lots of long term vegetarians. I come from a hindu family. My grandma was born vegetarian and never had a single bite of meat in her entire life. Vegan however, no one I know has actually stuck with it. Why? How long have you been vegan for? Were you once a vegan that quit?