There are so many questions that I have been asked as a vegetarian that are similar and typical questions that most vegetarians/vegans get asked at some point in their life. I thought it would be a good idea to answer most of them (the first couple of questions are genuine questions and answers) in a quite funny way to point out how stupid and annoying some of these questions are, so don’t think I’m trying to be mean, it’s just for fun 🙂 Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever gotten asked any of these as a vegetarian/vegan, or if you have any other questions you want me to answer.
Why did you become vegetarian/vegan?
I became vegetarian as I didn’t want to kill animals for food when there are so many other, delicious food options that I can eat without murder, and because it positively impacts the environment. There are many other reasons for being vegetarian/vegan though, such as religion or health.
How do you get enough protein and iron? What foods have protein and iron?
I’m not entirely sure if I do get enough, especially iron, but there is a high amount of protein in nuts, lentils, beans, chickpeas etc. and a high amount of iron in spinach, kale, lentils, beans etc. Basically it’s good to eat a lot of green vegetables and legumes when you’re a vegetarian/vegan.
If I gave you one million dollars to eat a piece of meat would you?
Yes and then I’d use the money to stop the slaughtering of animals once and for all, can you give me my million dollars now, thanks.
I saw a study that said plants have feelings too so you know you are murdering plants, right?
Firstly, science currently says that plants recognise they are being pulled out of the ground or are being picked but they don’t feel pain. Secondly, if I showed you a pig being slaughtered and some strawberries being picked do they both look horrific? And thirdly, at least I’m actually doing something rather than you who just criticises people’s positivity and choices.
Is it okay if I eat meat in front of you?
I have coped my entire time being a vegetarian with people eating meat around me or watching ads for KFC or something and I’m just fine. Sure, I’d prefer if you were vegetarian/vegan but I’m not gonna make you change your life just for me.
How are you helping animals if you are eating their food?
There is plenty of plant-based food to go around and we can grow these foods at a quicker rate whilst avoiding any cruelty.