Happy Veggie Kids: Lucy!  »

Today we have a big kid! She’s 16! PLUS, totes European. This is Lucy with her cat Dessy. She’s from Bulgaria! So exciting.

Vegansaurus: What is your favorite food?
Lucy: Anything vegan. I really enjoy pasta and tofu as well as different types of salads and sugar-free vegan ice cream.

What is your favorite kind of birthday cake?
Well, I’m not really into sugar, so I don’t have a fav kind of birthday cake.

Why are you vegan?
Because I respect all forms of life on this fragile planet and don’t want to contribute to cruelty. Veganism stands for living in harmony with the world around you and that’s what I want to achieve.

Do you like being vegan? Why?
Of course, I do. It makes me feel useful or at least I know my diet is not harmful to the planet and all the creatures we share it with.

Is it ever hard to be vegan?
To be honest, yes. Considering the fact that I live in a country where almost no one is vegan and where we don’t have any vegan restaurants or stuff, it can be hard sometimes. There’s one good thing about it though—I learned how to cook my own meals, which is awesome, hehe. And being vegan even in a country like that is always a LOT better than being an apathetic meat-eater.

What do your friends think about you being vegan?
They often wonder how I survive without animal products. That’s the lack of education, sigh. But there’s always hope things could change and we won’t give up until this happens.

What is your favorite animal? Why?
I can’t say I have a favorite animal. They are all unique and I love them all.

Do you like pink dinosaurs? Can you draw one for us? We would love it!
Of course! I know of one pink dinosaur that everyone likes and that deserves a portrait by me.

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