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"Why are you vegan?" and other FAQs

Are you a vegetarian or vegan?  If so, do you get tired with incessantly having to answer the following questions?

- Why don't you eat meat?
- But where do you get your protein from?
- How do you cope abroad?
- But what do you eat?

Rather than continue to answer these questions to every single last person I meet, I thought I'd make an FAQ that I can direct people to (in the name of efficiency).

- Why don't you eat meat?

Let me answer this question with a question itself: why do you eat meat?  And further, why is it deemed socially inappropriate to ask people why they are religious, why they get married, why they have children, why they are obese, why they undertake many life-changing behaviours, but it is apparently OK to ask people about their own personal justification towards the types of food they consume?  Why am I vegan?  Why not.  Here's 101 reasons why I decided to become vegan.

- But where do you get your protein from?

Where do pandas and gorillas get their protein fro…