11 Questions Every Meat Eater Has for Vegans
1. Where do you get your protein?
From nuts and beans to tofu and seitan, protein is abundant in plant foods. You don’t need meat for adequate protein. Say goodbye to animal products and try some of these healthy and compassionate foods instead!
2. Is “humanely raised” meat better?
You may see “cage-free,” “free-range,” and other so-called humane labels on meat, dairy, and eggs, but don’t buy the hype. All animals raised for meat will face the same violent and unnecessary death. Click here for a list of truly humane vegan meats!
3. Is vegan food more expensive?
Some people claim they could never cut out meat because it would be too expensive. Little do they know vegetarian eating is incredibly affordable! Click here for tips to eating on a budget!
4. Can you be an athlete on a vegan diet?
From ultramarathoner Rich Roll and Olympian Carl Lewis to US Open winner Serena Williams, vegans prove time and again that you don’t need to support animal torture to be a star athlete.
5. What if you were stuck on a deserted island and had nothing else to eat?
The next time you find yourself on a deserted island you can reassess, but until then…
6. What’s wrong with dairy and eggs?
Animals raised for dairy and eggs not only endure horrific suffering on factory farms but also often end up as meat themselves. Click here for eight foolproof tips to help you ditch dairy and eggs!
7. Don’t you need meat to be healthy?
Research continues to prove that a nutritious plant-based diet is beneficial to your health. A vegan diet is a win-win situation: You get to live a longer, healthier life while letting farmed animals live their lives!
8. Don’t plants feel pain?
Plants have no brain or central nervous system, which means they can’t feel anything. It takes a reported 16 pounds of grain to produce just one pound of beef, so if you’re really concerned about plants, you should be avoiding meat anyway.
9. Don’t cows need to be milked?
Though it may seem obvious, many people have no idea that in order to produce milk, cows have to be pregnant or have just given birth. Like all other mammals, cows lactate for their babies.
10. If everyone went vegan, what would happen to all the farm animals?
If meat consumption declined, fewer animals would be bred into a life of abuse and neglect. It’s that simple!
11. What about human suffering?
Who says we can’t be vegan AND work to end human suffering? By choosing a humane vegan diet you are helping people as well as animals! Learn more here.
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