Every Vegan gets asked questions about their life choices at some point. Some are understandable, but others can get a little bit annoying…
Being Vegan, to some people, is a completely alien concept. Although, in essence, being Vegan is a simple life choice to make, it’s truly baffling to some. Most Vegans will tell you it’s about being compassionate to all living beings, conscious about the earth and also our own health.
The reality is, the reason why we turned Vegan in the first place is not the most common question asked by meat eaters. All too often, Vegans are quizzed about the most ludicrous aspects of their life choice.
Here are the five most stupid questions Vegans get asked by meat eaters:
Where Do You Get Protein?
This is perhaps the most scientifically flawed question of the article, the age-old protein source question. Some meat eaters are so caught up in their own diets that they forget many vegetables, nuts and seeds actually have more protein per 100 grams than even the leanest and most protein-rich meats.
For example, dependant on the source of the meat, chicken breast has around 20-30 grams of protein per 100 grams. Pumpkin seeds have 33 grams of protein per 100 grams. There are countless other examples, such as soybeans and flax seed, that vegans can use to have a protein-rich diet.
So please, stop asking about protein!
What Do You Eat?
The idea of removing meat or animal-born products from your diet seems to confuse most meat eaters beyond belief. The reality is, once you open your eyes to the possibilities, the amount of food available to Vegans is almost endless. Throw in a bit of creativity, and you’ll find most Vegans eat like kings and queens.
Here’s one example that you can show any meat eater, maybe even tell them it’s meat, then drop the Vegan bombshell on them after; it’s our own homemade Vegan BBQ Pizza, and it’s damn delicious!
There’s so much more out there than food that an animal has suffered for you to eat, you just need to look!
If Everyone Was Vegan, Wouldn’t The Animals Overrun Us?
Seriously? Yes, unfortunately, this is a question many Vegans have been asked, as legitimately stupid as it sounds. Fundamentally, this question is flawed. The sole reason so many farm animals are bred is for the farmers to make money.
As demand for vegetables went up, in the event of everyone being Vegan, the demand for meat and animal bi-products would thus go down. Those meat eaters thinking we’d be facing some sort of “planet of the cows” apocalypse scenario can put their minds at ease with this knowledge.
Why Do Vegans Always Look Sick?
Another misconception portrayed by social media and films/TV is that Vegans are scrawny, sick individuals. If you look at the long list of people in the public eye who are Vegans, you’ll see that Veganism doesn’t promote illness, it does the exact opposite.
Athletes like Barny Du Plessis, David Haye, Carl Lewis and celebrities Pamela Anderson, Brad Pitt, Mike Tyson and Natalie Portman are all Vegans. Do they look sick? Case closed.
Aren’t Humans Meant To Eat Meat?
Whether from a philosophical or scientific standpoint, this is a question most Vegans will be asked at some point. ‘Humans are physically designed to eat meat’ is a statement often heard, but it’s nothing more than BS. So, first things first, humans are absolutely NOT designed to capture, kill or eat another living being.
If we were, our mouths would not be so small and non-lethal. We evolved from primates, who are, you guessed it, not meat eaters. Another interesting answer to this question-Can people live without eating meat? Yes. Can people live only eating meat? NOPE.
The other side to the question-God put animals on the earth for humans to eat. First of all, it’s extremely debatable whether a bearded man living in the clouds even put the animals here in the first place, let alone whether he intended for them to be tortured, killed and eaten by humans.
Nowhere in the bible does it say humans must or are designed to eat meat, so tell them to cram that one up their holy holes.