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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

Raising Vegetarian Children

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Christmas Tree Quandary

question.gif - 1.4 K Are Christmas trees vegan?

answer.gif - 1.3 K Christmas trees are vegan insofar as they do not involve the direct suffering or slaughter of sentient life. From an environmental perspective, however, we need to weigh a variety of factors to determine if they are a sound choice. Christmas tree lots take up vast swaths of land that could be used for habitat. They also imbalance ecosystems by displacing native flora and fauna. Furthermore, Christmas trees are typically pitched as garbage or run through the wood chipper after just a couple weeks of being cut down. This may not be considered a waste of animal life, but it is definitely a waste of plant life.

Some people purchase live trees with bundled roots so they can plant them in the ground after the holiday season. Although not ideal, this is an excellent compromise. If a vegan is insistent on having a live tree, this is the most prudent approach. Alternatively, purchasing or making an "artificial" tree that can be used year after year is perhaps the best solution of all from both a vegan and environmental standpoint.




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Vegan Vittles:
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Vegan Vittles: Second Helpings by Jo Stepaniak

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The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook

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The Food Allergy
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