Recently, I have set up a Chinese vegetarian website, http://www.vegtomato.org/
, with some friends, dedicating to promote vegetarianism around Chinese community.
Im going to do a survey on vegetarian teens and adult, hoping the result can catch our people to be inspired to become a vegetarian. Please help to fill out this questionnaire. And, I will translate it into Chinese. Thank you!!!
First name: Amy
Vegetarian type(vegan or veggie): Vegan
1.\tWhat influenced you to become vegetarian?
Compassion for animals
2.\tHow long have you been a vegetarian?
About 10 years
3.\tIs it hard to be a vegetarian?
Not at all
4.\tWhat books or who gave you the inspiration of being a vegetarian?
Friends, my mother and one book: 'Diet for a Small Planet'
5.\tWhich quotes that inspired you to become a vegetarian?
"It's their murder, and your suicide."
6.\tHow do you get your protein everyday?
Whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and soy products. I have no
problem getting enough protein. However, I do find it necessary to
take a calcium supplement.
7.\tGive a general meal plan of what you eat each day:
Hot or cold whole grain cereal and/or fresh, dried or canned fruit
Fresh raw vegetables or nuts or a piece of fruit.
Varies: Soup or salad, or something else hot with protein like stirfry, a burrito
Red vines, luna bar, veggies, fruit, nuts, crackers, muffins, cookies, crackers.
8.\tWhy should other people become vegetarians?
People should try to reduce or eliminate their consumption of
animal derived products to reduce unnecessary suffering and to
promote their own health as well. It is also easy to avoid all
cosmetics tested on animals. In addition it is critical people use
more natural products to clean their home that are less harmful to
9.\tWhen you go to non-vegetarian restaurants, do you find any
difficulty ordering appropriate meals? If so, what do you do?
There is usually something on the menu I will eat. If not I order a
drink or go somewhere else.
10.\tDo you think you are on a well balanced diet? If not, please
I usually eat very healthy food but I sometimes eat too much and do
not exercise enough.
11.\tWhat are the pros and cons of being vegetarian?
Too many pros to list as almost everyone can be very healthy
without any consuming meat, dairy or eggs. Only one con: I believe
there is a very, very minority of people you cannot be healthy on a
vegan diet. Examples: eating disorders, chloesterol dificency
Everything we choose to consume has an effect on the planet.