Vegans don’t Vaccinate their children?

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Okay, this isn’t always true. Some do, and some don’t.

So why are vegans always associated with being anti-vaxxers?

Well, vaccines actually contain some animal parts from pigs, cows, dogs, and monkeys. So, not only would you be injecting your body with something that came from animal, the vaccines are also almost always tested on animals.

Being vegan means not consuming anything that comes from an animal and not supporting products that were tested on animals. Even if that means not vaccinating your children, right?

Well…it’s hard to say, because every parent has the right to decide what they want to do for their child, which is where it gets tricky.

Most vaccinations usually happen when the child is young and under the age of 18, which means they are not able to decide on their own if they want to be vaccinated or not. So basically it is left for the parent to decide what to do. In this case, it may be a good or bad thing.

If the parent does not want to vaccinate their child, then the child goes un-vaxxed. Some people argue that this is not fair because it puts the child at risk and everyone else that comes in contact with that child.

If the parents are vegan, chances are that the child will not be vaccinated because vaccines do not fit within the rules of a vegan diet.

What does this mean for the children’s friends and their parents when they find out the child that their son or daughter is playing with is not vaccinated?

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It automatically makes people not want to be around you or your kids. It gives off the image that maybe the parent does not care if their child is putting other children at risk. It also means that if a person says they are vegan people may just assume that they are anti-vaxx immediately.

Now what about big vegan companies like Peta, Beyond Meat Burger, or Daiya (a vegan cheese company)? Does this mean that these companies do not support vaccines either?

Well, coming out with a statement on if they do or don’t, would definitely turn some of their customers away. Obviously the ones who support vaccines.

Now although I am vegan myself I am not here to say whether I support vaxxing children or not. It all boils down to the choice of the parent, vegan or not.


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