• How should I ask my mom if I could go vegan?

    Profile photo of Vegan4ever

    Over a year ago

    Hi, I’ve been a vegetarian for over 3 years now, but I really want to go vegan, but my mom is really against it. I don’t know how to begin to ask.

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  • Profile photo of endymionvse

    Over a year ago

    I went vegan hen I was 15 and didn’t bother asking. Veganism is a moral imperative and as such the need for people to stop exploiting/ raping/ murdering etc others trumps whatever your parents say. I just did it, my mom hated it (still does for the most part) but I just stuck it out and did whatever I needed. If you run into resistance at first just do whatever you have to do because whatever happens as a result probably wouldn’t be that bad in all honesty and would be nothing compared to what happens to the nonhuman victims if you go back.

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  • Profile photo of Sara-W

    Over a year ago

    Hey @Vegan4ever,

    That’s awesome that you want to help animals by going vegan! Be sure to check out our recipes ( and our page on how to talk to your parents for some great advice:

    E-mail us at if you need any other help on how to go vegan. Thanks again! :)

    ~Sara from peta2

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  • Profile photo of EmoBunnie

    Over a year ago

    when i asked my parents if i could go veggie my step mom was already veggie so she said i could try it at first i didn’t know what to try because i wasn’t sure if i would like it. I tryed it and i did like it people at school would say tofu was gross and teachers would ask how i got my protein it made me so much but i soon got over it and ignored those people. Today i’m proud to be veggie and i’m never going back!

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    Ignore the troll who has nothing valuable to do with their time. As for asking your mom just tell her you want to do more for helping the animals. If she is worried about you getting enough nutrition tell her you can get calcium from nondairy milks and iron from lots of greens. Show her forks over knives and show her there are lots of benefits to a vegan diet. The best approach is to be knowledgable and reasonable. If she says no at first try to find out why instead of turning it into a fiery argument. Hope this helps.

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