• Not aloud to be vegan .

    Profile photo of kenzierae

    Over a year ago

    So I’ve been vegetarian for about 3 years… I’m only 15 and I’ve been wanting to go vegan for quite a while now; but my parents just WON’T let me! They say it would be “too hard” because everyone else in my family are meat eaters. There’s probably no way i’m going to be able to convince them to let me go vegan. So does anybody know what I can do? Not necessarily to convince them; but just ways to still be vegan involved…

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  • Profile photo of emiefluff

    Over a year ago

    I’m afraid I don’t know cos my family have been vegan since my mum found out about slaughterhouses at the wage of 15. Maybe show them the health benefits.

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  • Profile photo of mexicanhippie

    Over a year ago

    Since there is some meat eaters in my family they think that it will cost to much to get meat AND vegan food. That’s why they won’t let me go full vegan.

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  • Profile photo of Rainstar

    Over a year ago

    I’m 15 too! My parents used to be totally against it, but I just went vegan even though they wouldn’t let me. I went shopping with them and chose my own stuff and I made some vegan recipes for the family. Just go vegan anyway without them letting you! They’ll be super mad at first, but then they will see that it isn’t as hard or unhealthy as they thought.

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  • Profile photo of Sara-W

    Over a year ago

    Hey @kenzlerae,

    Sorry to hear your parents aren’t letting go vegan! Be sure to check out our page on how to talk to your parents about going vegan here:

    Once they see how much healthier, cheaper, humane it is and how much it means to you I’m sure they’ll start to warm up to the idea. Just let them know that there is NO nutrient you can’t get on a vegan diet and their even better for you because you aren’t getting all that nasty cholesterol, saturated fat, antibiotics, or hormones like you get with the animal products.

    Please e-mail us at if you have any other questions about how to go vegan! :)

    ~Sara from peta2

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  • Profile photo of babydollvain

    Over a year ago

    Ask if you can be vegan if you make your own food. There are lots of alternatives to dairy and eggs, etc. that you can buy, but there are lots of recipes for making those things yourself that are perfectly fine,and in some cases, better than store-bought.

    If your parents are concerned that they will have to be basically cooking two separate meals if you are vegan, perhaps you cooking for yourself will convince them. (P.S. If you need ideas, check out the Vegan College Cookbook. Everything in there is SUPER-EASY! and inexpensive.)

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