ANS: Question: teen vegan

Hello Sammy,

I thank you for your concern for animals. I see a dilemma. I want everyone to become a vegan so we can save the animals of the world but I also believe that children should respect their parents. I am almost sure that your parents will notice you trying to eat vegan. Instead, sit down with them and discuss the whole issue. Maybe you can convince them to allow you to become a vegan. Maybe you will have to compromise by cutting down on the amount of flesh, eggs, and dairy that you will eat. Maybe with a compromise they will allow you to become a vegetarian instead of a vegan. This is not a perfect solution but it is better than nothing. Your parents love you very much and they believe that a vegan diet is not safe for you. That is a common belief in this world. Actually they are right if you eat a junk vegan diet. That can be very dangerous. You need a well balanced diet with a vitamin B-12 supplement. A well balanced vegan diet is probably the best diet that anyone can have. You just need to do more research and pass that on to them. As you know, knowledge is very valuable.

Even if your parents never come to your understanding remember that in less than four years you will be 18 and you can eat whatever you want. In those three plus years you can do a lot of research. You can join VEGAN Mailing List, go to VEGAN 2050, read my blog (Doc's Blog), and do a Google for more sites. As far as recipes go to They have thousands of vegan recipes. You can also ask more questions on this site. Our mentors have no limit on the number of questions that you want to ask. Again thank you for awaking to the plight of the worlds animals.
(By: Doc)

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