I am a big supporter of businesses owned by vegans. The way I see it, if I choose to use my money to support a vegan, I know he or she will not buy any animal products and the cycle of cruelty stops right there. Of course, he or she would have to support other businesses indirectly- as do I, but it makes me feel great that the effect is exponential though not perfectly vacuumed. That is why I am a frequent customer at Dr. Tam's in Metro Walk.
One more thing I love about vegan businesses is that they inspire me. Unlike most businesses where demands are filled because they are motivated by profit and profit alone, vegan businesses choose to profit by educating others at the same time. They fill the small demand of already-vegans while aiming for the business to help create more vegans.
Dr. Tam's holds regular seminars and I was there for the first few minutes when they were showing a video of how pharmaceutical industries thrive by getting people sick. And it would be funny if it weren't so horrific that all these business that get people sick are vertically integrated. Just look at hospitals, all they serve are meat, dairy, and eggs. Well, that is a surefire way to keep their customers!
Dr. Tam's is located at 2nd Flr Metrowalk, Meralco Ave, Pasig City. Open Fri 9am-12pm, Sun Thur 9am-5pm, closed Sat.