Ask the expert | Question time!

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It’s that time of the Issue! We’re ready and waiting to receive your questions on the topic of veganism. If you’ve never asked an expert a question before, why not give it a go? This Issue, our experts include a policy researcher who has worked on environmental issues and sustainable diets, a farmer and a vegan!

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Is a vegan society a better society?

Write your curiosity filled questions below. The best ones will be sent to our experts so make sure you check back in a couple of weeks to see if yours has been answered!

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  1. If everyone turned vegan, we would be the largest consumer of greens in the world; leaving herbivores nothing to eat-wouldn’t that count as cruelty as well?

  2. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    When people become vegan,what motivation do they have to become vegan ?For example ,wanting animals to be treated the same or not wanting to eat meat just because they don’t like it etc.

  3. I understand why people want to be vegetarian as they don’t want animals to be killed, but to
    be vegan means you can’t eat anything produced by animals. Don’t you think that’s a step too far?


  4. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    When vegan, how do people receive the vitamins and protein from meat?
    Why won’t the government encourage/ discourage veganism rather than doing nothing?
    In another country e.g Pakistan, would you get arrested or punished for eating pork?

  5. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Do you believe veganism motivation comes down to ethics, enviornment, media influence, other explantations or a mixture of all of the above?


  6. What percentage of vegans would you say do it for ethical reasons, as opposed to trend reasons?
    By NellieBly:the2nd

  7. Since no modern Western diets seem to maintain perfect balance with nature, ethics or health, how do you think we can reach a diet with perfect equilibrium?
    Moonlight Sonata

  8. Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

    When did people start becoming vegans and what made them start this diet

    The darkshadow

  9. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Would the earth be able to sustain everyone being vegans, would there be any environmental, economy or health problems with the vegan diet so large scale, or is the vegan diet sustainable for all?

  10. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Do vegans ever regret being vegan for the simple reason of their diet being too restricted?
    – Rainbow Sky.

  11. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Why do vegans not eat anything coming from animals?? I dont understand…


  12. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Are animals treated fairly when they produce milk or eggs for humans?

  13. Apart from dairy free food. Like cheese and ice cream. Have you heard of any other vegan friendly options to replace meat?
    Curious Kitty

  14. Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

    How would animals eat crops if we eat all their food and plants ?
    By diamond giraffe

  15. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Are we not giving animals a merciful death ,also we protect them until it is time for them to die this is not what occurs in the wild?
    By tealwolf and loyalwolf

  16. Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

    Some people become vegans so that they don’t have to kill innocent animals. But becoming a vegan isn’t any better because you have to ruin/destroy the habitats of innocent animals just so that you can grow more crops. So technically you are still killing the animals. So is it better to become a vegan or not?
    Tell me your opinions

    The darkshadow

  17. Michael Faraday Michael Faraday

    If a vegan lived in an area where there were no fake materials like fake cotton, what would they wear?

  18. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    What do you think is cheaper and whatever you choose why did you choose it?
    If a vegan never ate any type of meat all of a sudden and they got ill what advice will you give them?
    Also, would you turn into a vegan or a vegetarian or a normal person – not that people are vegetarian or vegan are not normal-?
    #Priceless Bunnie

  19. Graveney School Graveney School

    What would happen if a vegan developed a condition which meant to eat animal based products?

  20. Michael Faraday Michael Faraday

    What would happen to farm animals if a whole nation became vegans?
    Curious Kitty

  21. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    Are you able to be a vegan from when you are born to the day you die?
    Does being a vegan mean you can never eat meat or can you eat meat once in a lifetime?

  22. Graveney School Graveney School

    In the most recent weekly competition it asks us whether we either think saving animals or the environment is more important, however is it possible for animals to be part of the environment?

  23. Michael Faraday Michael Faraday

    Where do vegans get their carbohydrates and protein from if they don’t eat any meat products e.g. chick or beef.


  24. Michael Faraday Michael Faraday

    chicken not chick

  25. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I have sides for both but here is one .I think that A vegan society is a better society because less animals are being killed just to be eaten and that is very good for there life ,before animals were being killed to be eaten. Imagine if we were being killed for animals to eat !!!!!!! P.S I would love to go to Buckingham Palace..


  26. Graveney School Graveney School

    Is it hard being a vegan?
    Do you think that someone would be able to easily swap from a carnivore to a vegan?
    Could you?

  27. Michael Faraday Michael Faraday

    How big an impact have all the people that have converted to being vegan (not vegetarian) made to the meat market?
    Sceptic Cookie

  28. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Can you see Veganism continue to grow like it is now, or do you think it is a fad and why?

  29. Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

    Meat contains vitamins, minerals, and iron. If you become a vegan you cannot get these things from meat. Meat is a protein. Eggs are also protein. Milk is dairy. Meat is also fat. So if you are a vegan you cannot eat these things just because they ARE animals or they are PRODUCED by animals. So how to vegans replace these things to get protein, fat and dairy?

    the darkshadow

  30. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    If we were all vegan then there would be more pressure or stress on a farmer’s back which could cause anxiety or depression as they might need concerned on how much crops they would need to grow.

    Ferrari Spies