12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

 ‘If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.’

And this is especially valid for going vegan! I don’t see a barrier to this rather than one’s own close mindedness and the rejection to go out of their comfort zone. As a result, some people will go out of their way to find excuses and prove ‘veganism is impossible‘.

Here are 12 of the most outrageous excuses people give for not going vegan

and how to react to them.

Also check out the 15 Hilariously Witty Answers To Appalling Questions Vegans Get Asked A LOT

1. I won’t get enough protein.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

Yes you will. There are plenty of plant-based foods that pack a protein punch from peanut butter and lentils to tofu and seitan.

2. Plants have feelings too.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

Seriously? Alright, let’s break this down… plants have no brain or central nervous system which means they can’t feel anything. And if you’re really concerned about plants, you should be avoiding meat anyway. Did you know it takes 16 pounds of grain to produce just one pound of beef? That’s a whole lotta plants for one burger.

3. Lions kill animals in the wild.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

Were you planning on chasing down a gazelle, ripping it apart with your claws and eating it raw? And what exactly does a wild carnivore that eats meat to survive have to do with humans who shop at a supermarket? Try again.

4. Cavemen ate meat.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

They also clubbed women and dragged them back to their caves. Not so sure we should be making ethical choices based on what people may have done over 100,000 years ago.

5. I’m just one person. If I decide not to eat meat it won’t make a difference.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

You can spare 404 animals each year. And with millions eating plant-based around the world, think of how many more we’ll save. Strength in numbers!

6. We’re at the top of the food chain.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

Really? Try wrestling a tiger and get back to me.

7. But what if I’m on a deserted island?

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

The next time you find yourself on a deserted island you can reassess, but until then…

8. If we all stopped eating meat, farmed animals would take over the world.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

Sorry, but no. If meat consumption declined, less animals would be bred. It’s that simple.

9. I travel all the time, it’s just too hard.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

There are restaurants and supermarkets all over the world that offer amazing vegan options. Click here and here to discover some chains that serve delicious cruelty-free dishes, plus you can always pack you healthy and delicious vegan food.

10. But meat tastes good.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

You obviously haven’t tried all the delicious vegan recipes here. Also, amazing veggie meats like Gardein, Beyond Meat, and Field Roast fool even the most ardent meat-eaters. You should give them a try.

11. I focus my energy on helping people, not animals.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

By choosing to eat a humane vegan diet you are helping people, too. Animals raised for food require massive amounts of feed that could be fed to the one billion starving people around the globe instead. Additionally, factory farms pollute air, waterways, and create massive amounts of dangerous methane gas.

12. Not all farmers are mean.

12 Outrageous Excuses To NOT Go Vegan (+ 12 Smart Responses)

That may be true, but for the animals the end is always the same: a bloody, violent slaughter. Eating vegan is a matter of putting our ethics on the table.

 

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