Just How Vegan Are You?
Thanks to everyone who helped us keep our fingers on the pulse of the Vegan community. We've taken your answers to our secret laboratory where they were analyzed thoroughly by a crack team of vegan social scientists, parapsychologists, and shamanic fortune tellers.In the process we have actually learned a couple of things:
1. You're are pretty serious about this vegan stuff. We threw in a lot of opportunities for you to sneak in a couple of bites of beef jerky, but you didn't so much as nibble. Good for you.
2. You're nice. You know, vegans have a reputation as a sullen and surly bunch of close-minded zealots, but you're not like that at all. You (almost) always picked the most polite and helpful option, and you worked to strengthen the vegan community and the larger community around you. Again, good job.
In conclusion, we're very proud to have such wonderful people as yourself hanging around our lowly website. You make us believe there's hope for the world, after all.
For your specific responses, read on...
1. You have a friend who you've been working on for a long time to consider going veg, and you were successful! Yea! The problem is, she now considers you to be her personal guide to all things veg, and calls you with every question that enters her mind: Is glucose vegan; is Aveda cruelty-free? It's gotten so she calls about 3 times a day. How do you respond?
33% You continue to answer her questions good-naturedly. You need to be there for her while she's transitioning. After all, you were her primary influence.
66% Offer her resources to look up her answers, like books, articles, and website links, so she can do her own research
0.3% Tell her that you're too busy to respond to all of her questions, and shes on her own.
0.7% Unplug your phone.
2. You went home with your new significant other for Thanksgiving, meeting the family for the first time. When Aunt Marys stuffing was passed your way, all eyes were upon you. What did you do?
83% Told Aunt Mary that it looked and smelled delicious: How was it the stuffing was prepared? If it wasn't vegan, you politely declined.
2% Announced that you had some bad stuffing years back and still couldn't bring yourself to eating it.
9% You ate it anyway. There wasnt any meat in it, and if there was butter, well it wasn't going to kill you. It was better to build warm family relationships.
6% You said, "Oh, ick! Don't people shove stuffing up a dead turkey's butt to cook it?"
3. You are constantly harrassed by a loudmouth at work about being vegan. She takes every opportunity to say that you eat rabbit food and are just dying for a piece of steak. How do you respond?
24% Ignore her. Every time she opens her mouth, she makes you look more legitimate.
8% Leave copies of graphic vegan propoganda all her desk.
32% Offer to make her lunch to let her know delicious vegan food can be.
36% Say something pithy, like, "Yes, I have to hold myself back from eating rotting animal corpses. It's such a temptation. Pity me."
4. You just found out that the leader of a local environmental group you work with eats fish and chicken. What do you do?
36% It's his life. Honor him for the good work he does, keep working with the group, and hope that he'll eventually come around.
60% Talk with this person about why he eats meat. Discuss the environmental ramifications of meat eating, and offer to lend him books and articles.
1% Immediately quit. An environmentalist who eats meat is hypocritical and bogus, and you don't want any association with this person.
3% Expose him for what he is to every activist you know.
5. Your mother just bought you a pair of gloves with a small patch of leather on them. What do you do?
63% Politely ask if she still has the receipt so you can return them and get a vegan pair.
10% Tell her that you can't believe that after all this time, she still would buy you something with leather on them. Give them back.
15% Give them to a friend who still wears leather.
12% Wear them; the leather's not very prominent, and itd hurt your mom's feelings if you didn't.
BONUS QUESTION Imagine that a study was released that showed convincing proof
that a vegan diet is unhealthy, and would shorten your lifepan.Would
this influence you to start eating some animal products?
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