Alex Hall
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What percentage of farm animals are mistreated in some way?
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Chickens Egg-laying hens An estimated 95% of all eggs in the United States are produced in conventional cage systems, sometimes called battery cages. [They] typically provide each laying hen an ...

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Can birds suffer?
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Yes. This article from 2005 summarises the scientific knowledge on birds feeling pain. It's worth taking a moment to define pain, as there is often confusion about this. The definition of pain from ...

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Plants show intelligent behaviour, is this sufficient for moral consideration?
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The 'intelligent' behaviour that plants exhibit is not evidence for the capacity to suffer. Very simple organisms can show some kind of intelligence in their behaviour, and some think plants might ...

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How much more would beef cost in the USA without government subsidies?
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According to this video by MinuteEarth, a grocery bill of $200 including all kinds of food would cost an additional: $10 if not for various forms of government subsidies. $25 if people somehow paid ...

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When taking B12 supplements, is it a viable strategy to take higher dose every few days as opposed to lower dose every day?
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From the Vegan Society: To get the full benefit of a vegan diet, vegans should do one of the following: Eat fortified foods two or three times a day to get at least three micrograms (...

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Can products labeled as "produced in factory that handles milk" be considered vegan?
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To me, veganism is primarily an ethical position that aims to create a world where animals are used as little as possible. Based on this, if a company doesn't intend to use animal products in their ...

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Are there any movies where veg*ism plays a major role in the plot?
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Carnage by Simon Amstell recently came out. It's a comedy mockumentary set in 2067 that looks back on how veganism slowly became more popular until eventually killing animals for food became illegal. ...

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How much protein does Aquafaba contain?
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Very little. According to the ESHA database, via https://cronometer.com/, 100g of aquafaba contains 1g of protein: If you're interested in making meringues or something with aquafaba, go ahead and ...

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Are there studies that have determined the main reasons people stop being vegetarian?
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Faunalytics collected data on current and former vegetarians in May 2014 and released a number of reports with findings on the data. The process of moving away from a vegetarian or vegan diet is ...

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Are there any studies that show differences in health benefits between a low meat eater flexitarian and other vegetarians types?
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There are mixed results when comparing semi-vegetarians with lacto-ovo vegetarians, while vegans usually do best. This study of Taiwanese Buddhists found that the vegetarians had lower rates of ...

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Is there a daily limit for absorption of vitamin B12?
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I don't know if anyone knows of a concrete upper limit on how much can be absorbed. I think the more important point (as discussed in your other question) is that even at low to moderate doses the ...

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An easy vegan meal plan that covers all dietary needs
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This article has meal plans for several days with an emphasis on being quick and low-cost. I haven't tried following it myself, but it does indeed look easy enough to follow. It says "The menus were ...

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Can too much B12 be harmful?
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Some sources express concern about taking too much B12 in supplements. Others disagree and claim that it's perfectly safe. Google "b12 overdose" and read some articles for yourself, there's too much ...

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Besides animal suffering and caring for the environment, what common ethical reasons are there for veganism?
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Dealing with antibiotic resistance would be an ethical reason, even though it's mentioned in the other question. One could also argue that there are ethical components to the health reasons: You may ...

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Are there any vegan gummy sweets in brick and mortar shops in the UK?
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Jelly tots are vegan. Here is an official source, it's a list of vegan products by Nestlé.

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