• Veganism In My Senior Project

    Profile photo of mikaylaceleste

    Over a year ago

    I am a senior in high school, and in order to graduate I have to do a major project with a research paper, a final product, and it must be presented. We can do pretty much whatever topic we want.
    I chose to do it on the health benefits of being a vegan, and how it really isn’t difficult to follow the diet if you really know how. This presents me with a small dilemma, though.
    I want to add animal rights to the project somehow, because I hate missing opportunities to speak out for our animal friends, but I have no idea how to do that without sounding like just another wacko that needs to be different from everyone else. (No offense to anyone, because I am most definitely a wacko, and I do enjoy being different, but not when it comes to serious matters like this)
    Do any of you know what I should do? Should I add animal rights subtly, keep it how it is, or just change it to helping animals? Any of those three is doable, though I don’t really know how to be subtle about anything!

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  • Profile photo of mikaylaceleste

    Over a year ago

    Thanks to all of you 🙂
    I think i pretty much figured out how to work it in to the final presentation, with some work.
    I have a group of people that are going to go vegan for a month for my project, and I’ll share the information with them and others throughout the process.

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    You could try to link the treatment of animals in to your project with the mention of growth hormones, fecal matter in meat products, puss in dairy, and so on.

    These pages may be of use to you, @mikaylaceleste:

    BTW, I think it’s awesome that you’ve decided to use your project as a way to promote veganism. Go you! 🙂


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  • Profile photo of peta2

    Over a year ago

    Hey @mikaylaceleste,

    I think it’d be great if you mentioned this subtly, and used to it strengthen your argument! Something along the lines of “not only are you helping yourself become a healthier person, you’re also helping to save animals who endure horrendous atrocities in slaughterhouses…” or something like that! 🙂

    Good luck!

    ~ Liz from peta2

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  • Profile photo of caroline009

    Over a year ago

    I had the same problem as you last year. I had to do both research paper and project/presentation in one semester where all the other students got 2 semesters (one junior year and one senior year) I was not approved like 5 times because I was told it was too ‘vast’.. I wanted to do Veganism, had to refine it and I decided I could not just focus on one part of Veganism without bringing in health, animals, environment, etc etc.. Then I chose hog farming and to focus on how pigs ate intelligent, how they are raised, killed, etc was denied for that also..

    I finally decided to do mine on Inhumane Methods of Eurhanasia in Animal Shelters….

    If your going to do Veganism Health then you could add in a slide/paragraph that explains REASONS people choose a vegan diet, then you could explain the animals version of things.. Otherwise I’m not sure how you can include it without it jumping off topic.

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    You could add it subtly by speaking about the various reasons some people might choose to go vegan, other than the health aspects. Or you could add the views of different real-life vegans who like to speak about AR a lot 😉

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