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    FAQ – I don’t like animals, so why stop eating them?

    First of all I have to ask you: are you really really sure? I personally do know some people who claim to not like animals. But, a vegan diet does not ask you to get a pet and be the best pet parent on this planet that has ever existed. It is okay to not squeak in excitement if you see a cat or dog, wanting to cuddle with them all day. But don’t you think that every breathing creature with feelings has the right to live and not be slaughtered to death just for a taste?   Besides the moral aspect, a vegan diet is not all about the…

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    FAQ – What do vegans eat?

    This is probably the most asked questions I hear when I tell people I am vegan. People still mistakenly believe that since vegans don’t eat meat, cheese or eggs, they eat what is left; the lettuce and a tomato on the burger, the side dish at dinner, or a banana while everybody else is enjoying their dessert. Yet I have never eaten a more diverse diet than I do now on a plant based one.   So it definitely is time to resolve this wrong conclusion.   By now there is a vegan substitute for everything; from milk to cheese and yoghurt to whip cream to eggs and even meat.…

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    FAQ – How can I help spread the vegan message?

    It doesn’t matter if you went vegan yesterday, 2 months ago or years back (even if you just had your first vegan meal, that’s cool – because it’s never to late :)) you are doing an amazing job at saving so many animal lives.   I sometimes hear people doubting my decisions and saying that one vegan more or less does not make an impact. But what if there were 200 people who stand up against those beliefs and make plant based food choices every day, does this have an impact? Hell yes it does. So never believe you are alone and what you do doesn’t matter; because that’s completely…

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    FAQ – Isn’t it my personal choice what I eat?

    First of all, nobody can’t and won’t force you into anything you don’t want to. Once you are a grown up, you are able to make your own choices. But with this ability there also comes responsibility along the way.   It sure as hell is your own personal choice to choose which foods to put into your body – as far as it concerns your health. But besides your health, the diet choices you make affect the environment, other people as well as innocent breathing creatures that have feelings just like you and I, with a desire to live.   Often non-vegans argue that they believe in freedom and…

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    FAQ – Isn’t veganism too extreme?

      Often times people say veganism is too extreme; they had to change their whole diet. And if you grew up eating dairy, eggs and even meat, a vegan diet surely is a switch in your habits. But an extreme is a matter of opinion.   Probably everyone who spent some time digging deeper and looking at what really is going on would describe the “normal”, dominant animal product diet as extreme. So much suffering, pain and terrible consequences come with it.   Isn’t it extreme to literally pay money so somebody kills an innocent animal who was treated the worst way its whole life just for a taste. When…

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    FAQ – Doesn’t it hurt the cow if we don’t milk her?

      The short answer is no!   The long answer is a little bit more complex: The only time a cow is giving milk is during and a little after pregnancy – to be able to feed her child.   And that is where the cruelty starts. Since the humans want her milk, mom and calf are separated shortly after birth, so the newborn doesn’t drink too much of what we want. Cows are not some stupid things; they are breathing creatures who cry for days and days once they are separated. Male calves are useless to this industry so they get rid of them, while the females will be…

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    FAQ – Isn’t it okay to eat eggs from free ranged hens?

    First of all, let’s talk about eggs in general. There are eggs that come from hens that spend all their lives caged up in tiny tiny boxes with way to many other hens. They are unable to spread their wings or do anything else they would like to do. Often times they get aggressive and start picking each other, which is why they have to undergo the torture of beak trimming. Due to intensive farming and high livestock density diseases would spread rapidly, so they instead all ingest hormones, medications and antibiotics with their food. During their whole lives they won’t see any sun light but rather are captured in…

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    FAQ – Is a vegan lifestyle healthy?

    If you really think about it, it’s kind of funny to ask oneself if “only” eating vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains – and all those other things that grow on our planet, which fall in the category of “healthy foods” and the ones we should eat most of – is healthy. But I myself was worried too when I first came to this lifestyle – our whole life we got told that meat, dairy and eggs have to be part of our diet; if not we would miss out on essential nutrients and became weak or sick.   However quite the opposite is the case. Lots and lots of people who…

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    FAQ – What’s wrong with consuming dairy and eggs?

    When I was a vegetarian I thought I was doing everything I could to prevent any animals from being hurt or killed. I didn’t even think about how consuming eggs, milk or any other dairy product could harm them, or even cause their deaths. When I finally educated myself I couldn’t believe what really was going on; and how little most of civilization really knows.   Dairy Just like human women, female cows only give milk when they are pregnant. But for the dairy industry there is no time to lose, so every cow gets an artificial insemination, which if we think about it fits the definition of rape. Once…

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    FAQ – Isn’t a vegan diet very single-sided?

    When I tell people that I eat a plant based diet, you won’t believe how many non-vegans stare at me with an open mouth and ask me in an incomprehensible way what else than plain salads, apples and bananas there is for me to eat. There for sure are vegans who just stop consuming meat, dairy and eggs and only eat the stuff that is left to choose from in a “normal” diet – and for sure that is very single-sided and even unhealthy! However those are rare occasions that somebody chooses to eat such a plain and unbalanced diet. If you are profoundly convinced by the reasons to adapt…