I thought it would be kind of fun/interesting to post a couple of the ridiculous questions I’ve gotten since I became vegan. These are my two favorites:
“If you were stranded on an island with only your dog, and you ran out of all other food, would you kill your dog and eat him?”
Um. No. No, I would not. I also would not eat any children that I may have given birth to on that island – I mean, he is like my CHILD. Secondly, though, why am I stranded on an island with only my dog? And how long was I there that I ate EVERYTHING the island had to offer? Didn’t I pick up any agricultural skills while I was there? Does the island have powers that make people stupid?? Regardless, no, I would not eat my only companion, thankyouverymuch.
“Let’s say you had a cow and you really loved your cow and treated her really well. Then let’s say that cow gave birth, but the baby died of natural causes. Would you milk the cow and drink the milk?”
At the time, I couldn’t think of a good comeback to this, but a friend of mine later gave me this: “If your dog had a litter of puppies and all the puppies died, would you milk the mother and drink it?” Too good–and I really wish I had thought of this in the moment.
Don’t get me wrong – I am more than willing to answer questions for people who are legitimately curious about being vegan….but these particular questions just didn’t strike me as “legitimate”. Call me crazy. No, really, I don’t mind.