How to Respond to 6 Common Vegan Questions

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As a vegan, you’re likely to get oodles of questions about your lifestyle. These questions can come from a place of curiosity, love, defense, or even judgment. And you’re bound to get some of the same questions many, many times.

Some of these questions can seem ridiculous and worthy of a snarky response. Before you unleash the sarcasm, put yourself in this questioner’s shoes.

If their coming from a place of curiosity or love, a compassionate and informative response could lead them that much closer to adopting the lifestyle themselves.

If the question is asked in defense or judgment, a well thought out, fact-based response will likely shift their perspective a bit, or at least put them in their place. They’ll see you have reasons and facts to support your actions and beliefs, which is better than a clever response that feeds the negativity.

I’ve compiled a list of questions vegans commonly get asked, and thoughtful, constructive responses to go along with them. Share in the comments the strangest question you’ve ever received about being vegan and how you responded.
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Vegan Flag Seeks to Solidify Movement

The vegan movement now has an international flag. Designed by Gad Hakimi, an Israeli designer, the flag was created to solidify the global movement toward compassion.

With input from an international design team and the Vegan Flag Facebook group, the flag was designed with three triangles that form the letter V using blue, green and white, which represents sea, land, and air.
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World-Class Steakhouse Offers Vegan Menu

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World-class steakhouse, Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steaks & Chops, debuted an all-vegan menu to keep up with demand for vegan dishes. The Washington state-based restaurant now offers Stuffed Mushrooms, Penne Bolognese, Kimchi Fried Grains & Rice, and Cheese Ravioli stuffed with almond-based ricotta, among other items that are all free of animal products.
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How to Get Rid of Acne Without Medication or Creams

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It goes without saying that acne is annoying, embarrassing, and sometimes painful. It’s something most of us experience in high school and some of us are stuck with into adulthood.

Getting rid of acne is not done with a pill or an ointment. Those solutions are merely treating the problem. To clear up your acne once and for all, you need to get to the root cause.

If you look at a chart that outlines what causes acne in certain parts of the face, it’s clear that many of the causes are from organs directly affected by the food you put into your body (liver, stomach, colon, etc.).
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Israel’s First Vegan Supermarket Now Open

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Israel’s first completely vegan grocery store just opened in Tel Aviv. Gal Hayarok (Green Wave) is described as a “safe space” for herbivores in the country with more vegans per capita than any other country in the world.
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Argentinian President Institutes Vegan Mondays

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Argentina’s presidential cabinet has committed to eating only plant-based foods once a week in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Casa Rosada (the equivalent of the White House in the United States) announced they will be serving strictly vegan food on Mondays.
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8 Vegan-Friendly Summer Activities Everyone Should Try

Summer is here and we’ve got the +90 degree weather to prove it. No matter how hot it is, summer has always been my favorite season and the time of year when I get that itch to get outside and play. I find that some of my favorite activities are those that allow me to connect deeper with nature, animals, or the vegan lifestyle.

If you’re looking for something new to do this weekend, try something from this vegan-friendly list and have some fun!
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