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May Samali knew she had reached her limit when she saw a tentacle emerging from her hotel dinner in Sydney.
“I called downstairs and said, ‘I’m a vegan now, thank you!’ ” she said. “It was just so much fish. I’d gotten to the point where even thinking about it . . .