Happy Veggie Kids: Ayame!  »

This is eight-year-old Ayame! She’s been vegan her whole life and I’m assuming she’s been adorable at least that long.

Vegansaurus: What is your favorite food?
Ayame: I have too many, but, cookies!

What is your favorite kind of birthday cake?
Dad’s vanilla cake.

Why are you vegan?
Because mom and dad are vegan. Because if you eat animals it’s not right.

Do you like being vegan? Why?
Yeah. At lunch they eat meat all the time and I would be unhealthy and you will get a gallstone. [Dad note: My cousin got a gallstone and was told to cut out all dairy and eggs.]

Is it ever hard to be vegan?
Yeah, when my class eats special treats sometimes I don’t get to eat them and I feel sad. [Dad note: We give her extra treats when she gets home.]

What do your friends think about you being vegan?
Nothing, they don’t even think about me being vegan. [Dad note: Her friends’ parents are very accommodating and will prepare Ayame’s food separately or serve vegan food.]

What is your favorite animal? Why?
Bunnies. They are cute.

Do you like pink dinosaurs? Can you draw one for us? We would love it!
[laughing] Yes. OK.

Looks just like the Vegansaur! Awesome! As usual, if you have a vegan or vegetarian kid who wants to do the interview, email me!

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