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Questions tagged [outreach]

Communicating about (or promoting) vegetarian and vegan lifestyles with non-veg*ns. For questions about getting along with the non-veg*ns in your life, you may want to use [living-with-omnivores]

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Is there a directory of freely available pro-vegan leaflets and literature?

I'm hoping to hand out some leaflets about animal agriculture at an upcoming event, and I'm wondering if there is a collection of premade resources like posters and leaflets. Ideally everything would ...
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Is it true that some plants kill and eat animals?

I had a discussion with some friends about vegetarianism, I explain to them that animals "suffer" during their slaughter, and some reasons that push me to be vegetarian .. They were against, one of ...
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What vegan or animal rights events have spread internationally?

In the past few years the environmentalism movement has seen large events like New York’s “People’s Climate March” turn into international events where many cities rallied around the same message. ...
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How quickly could veganism realistically grow?

How quickly could veganism realistically grow if changing attitudes wasn't the limiting factor? We've already heard that the world can't go vegan overnight, but if not overnight then how long? I'm ...
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Does buying quinoa really take food away from people in Peru and Bolivia?

A few years ago there were articles in the news that the rising popularity of quinoa was driving up prices and making it inaccessible for people in Peru and Bolivia where it had long been a ...
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How can I find out at a job interview whether the company is vegan friendly?

I'm currently changing careers and moving into a new field. At my old job, I was really lucky to have a vegan boss and mostly vegetarian coworkers. Having lunch together was always great. Now, given ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

I was issued with a challenge the other day: ok you show me that as veganism has increased, animal slaughter has decreased. Which in my mind is nonsensical, because There are other factors at ...
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Any major philosophy or ideology that promotes veganism?

In a similar question it was asked which major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet? Here I'm asking for something quite different: not a religion but a philosophy or ideology. I'm thinking ...
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How can vegans respond to the argument that farmed animals would be a problem if the meat industry stopped?

I've heard often that there are no good arguments against keeping animals to produce food. (see for example this YouTube video What about this argument: We live in a commercial world. If we do not ...
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How can commitment to veganism and vegetarianism be encouraged?

For many, a lack of knowledge is the primary barrier to becoming vegan or vegetarian. Some understand the issues however, but struggle to commit to a specific diet or lifestyle due to a lack of ...
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What percentage of farm animals are mistreated in some way?

Many non-veg*ns agree that various practices on farms are cruel and do not wish to support them, but believe that the practices are rare. Is this true? I'm looking for statistics from any country on ...
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Are there any studies comparing genes of veg*ns and non-veg*ns?

I am not explicitly asking for results of these studies (but I don't mind an answer that does this, if statistically significant) but rather whether there have been any studies at all that looked at ...
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Which ethical arguments for veg*nism empirically work the most often?

Every veg*n has their own reasons for being veg*n and their own opinions about which arguments are most convincing. No argument is going to convince everyone. Changing your beliefs or actions is a ...
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How can I convince my workplace to offer a better vegan menu?

I actually don't have many choices for my lunches since there aren't a lot of restaurants nearby, and none that has a vegan option. My workplace, though, has a restaurant for takeaway. One drawback ...
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How can I explain my decision to refuse to purchase or handle animal products for others?

I am sometimes asked to purchase, handle, or cook meat and other animal products for my family and friends. I want to refuse on ethical grounds, so how can I explain my position effectively? The ...
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How can I ask my guests to eat vegan when I host them?

When I host an event or have guests over to my home, how can I insist that they do not bring animal products to consume at the event? In particular, I am interested in how to handle ethical opposition ...
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What are the main vegan or vegetarian organizations in Latin America?

Yep, simple and straight-forward: Which are the main veg*n organizations, collectives, etc. in Latin America? In which countries does each organization work? Answer to the comments. Since Riker asks ...
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How does environmental impact of small scale animal farming compare to industrial livestock production?

Vegan concerns for environment involve the ecological impact of livestock industry in terms of resource consumption (grains, land, water), pollution, greenhouse gases emissions and loss of ...
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How is the rate of growth of veganism and vegetarianism changing over time?

Here is a common answer from 2016: Some 542,000 people aged 15 or over – more than one per cent of the population – have adopted a plant-based diet, up from 150,0001 in 2006. While this is great, ...
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Which one promotes the most deforestation: raising crops or animal husbandry?

This seems like an argument that often comes up against plant-based diets: "you eat insert plant and it destroys rainforests". Are there any studies on which activity causes more harm to forests?
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What health reasons might prevent people from becoming vegan?

Often, people say something like "I'd love to be vegan, but I have low iron levels and a vegan diet would be unhealthy for me." I'm not a physician and I can't just say "I assure you, your iron ...
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How to respond to people who consider vegetarianism “different” or “weird”? [closed]

Many people I encounter and eat with aren't used to vegetarianism and how do I handle them when they look at me funny when I can't order the meat at the BBQ place, for example?
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What are the personality traits of those most and least likely to go vegetarian?

It seems that only some types of people would be willing to make the decision to go vegetarian. Have there been personality studies of people who are most and least likely to go vegetarian, and how ...
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What are the strongest arguments against vegetarianism? [closed]

The majority of people are non-vegetarian and I am wondering what the strongest arguments against vegetarianism are.
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Are there studies that have determined the main reasons people stop being vegetarian?

I read a study that approximately 10% of people have been vegetarian, and only 2% are at any given time. It seems that vegetarianism has a low retention rate. Are there studies that try to determine ...
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What specific ethical concerns are there about the use of sheep's wool?

I am a vegan and I (believe I) understand the main philosophical arguments and stances that lead to the conclusion that we should not use non-human animals or animal products for our own ends. ...
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Does vegan mentoring exist?

I've searched for mentoring programs to get some help (in addition to this community) to fully become vegan, but none suited my criteria. I'm currently searching in my region (France), but I didn't ...
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What can be said when people argue that “plants suffer too”?

Inspired by this question, that is a kind of a guide to "diplomatic relations" with non-veg*s, I'd like to ask what could be good answers to the oft-repeated assertion that "plants suffer too". The ...
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In what ways can an individual influence the availability of vegan food in shops and restaurants?

I would like to know what an ordinary person can do to increase the proportion of vegan-oriented products in shops and of vegan meals in restaurants. While in bigger cities and/or countries with ...
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How can I communicate ideas about vegetarianism or veganism to others without appearing like I am imposing it on them?

In what ways can I share facts and opinions about plant-based diets without appearing pushy and annoying, therefore barring the dissemination of ideas completely? I am referring here to the popular ...
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Do any major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet?

Do any major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet? If so, what is the reason for this?