Whether the decision to be vegan is temporary or permanent, it can have lifelong positive consequences."
Q: I am the mother of a fifteen-year-old who has suddenly decided to become vegan because the lead singer of one of her favorite rock bands is vegan. While I applaud her decision and will support her all the way, I'm afraid that her obvious crush on this rock star will fade along with her new vegan lifestyle, or that she will find it too difficult to comply with not eating meat, dairy, eggs, and cheese.
The issue at hand isn't one of priorities but realities.
Q: I've been bouncing back and forth between being a vegan or vegetarian and an omnivore for several years now. I spend a lot of time on animal rights sites, and I've noticed that many of the arguments against consuming meat are based on current factory farming methods. It's almost as though if animals were raised on storybook farms and then slaughtered it would be permissible. Wouldn't it be worse to slaughter an animal that had more personalized care and was treated better?
The only way to effectively measure aggression is through behavior.
Q: Several people have asked me if it is true that meat eaters are more aggressive than vegans, on a physiological level, that is. I am not sure how to respond and would appreciate any feedback you may have.