Friday, November 6, 1998

Vegetarian and Vegan survey - Help please! :)?

I'm doing year 12 at the moment, and for my main English Investigation assignment I'm focusing on the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and the pros and cons of it (health, environmental, etc). I'm also looking at the effect that the increase in the number of Australian vegetarians and vegans has had on the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry.

As a part of this I've created a survey for Australian vegetarians/vegans so that I can put together some figures to include in the report. If anyone has a spare few minutes I'd love it if you could answer a couple of questions - You'll be doing me a huge favour!

You'll all be presented in a positive way, I promise! :)

Thank you so, so, so much!! :)


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Q1) Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Yes / No


Q2) How long have you been a vegetarian/vegan for?


Q3) Please number from 1 to 5 the things that led to you becoming a vegetarian/vegan (5 being the strongest reason).
__ Animal rights
__ Better health
__ Environment
__ Food security
__ Other (please specify)


Q4) Hypothetically speaking, which of these would most encourage you to return to a diet containing meat? Please number from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the strongest reason).
__ Improved animal welfare conditions (farms, abattoirs etc).
__ Tougher regulation of meat product quality (eg. Hormone content decreased/strictly managed, etc).
__ Stronger focus on environmental sustainability/food security
__ Accountability of meat industry for its actions
__ Advertisements containing the benefits of a diet containing meat
__ Other (please specify)


Q5) What is your opinion of the advertisements used by Australian Meat and Livestock producers? Have these advertisements had any effect on your lifestyle?


Q6) ‘Humans were born to eat meat’. Why do you believe that this statement is believed true by so many Australians?



Thank you again! :)

Answer on Vegetarian and Vegan survey - Help please! :)?

I'm not Australian, but can I answer?

Q1) Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Yes / No

Yes; Vegan

Q2) How long have you been a vegetarian/vegan for?

2 years

Q3) Please number from 1 to 5 the things that led to you becoming a vegetarian/vegan (5 being the strongest reason).
5 - Animal rights
3 - Better health
4 - Environment
1 - Food security
2 - (Other: It tastes horrid)


Q4) Hypothetically speaking, which of these would most encourage you to return to a diet containing meat? Please number from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the strongest reason).
4 - Improved animal welfare conditions (farms, abattoirs etc).
3 - Tougher regulation of meat product quality (eg. Hormone content decreased/strictly managed, etc).
1 - Stronger focus on environmental sustainability/food security
2 - Accountability of meat industry for its actions
0 - Advertisements containing the benefits of a diet containing meat
5 - Other (If there was nothing else on the planet to eat (hypothetically speaking)!! It would be my last resort)


Q5) What is your opinion of the advertisements used by Australian Meat and Livestock producers? Have these advertisements had any effect on your lifestyle?
I have no idea what they are advertising ! But I'm guessing its pro-meat consumption based off the 6th question.


Q6) ‘Humans were born to eat meat’. Why do you believe that this statement is believed true by so many Australians?
Its not only Australians, its pretty much the rest of the world. Its different and thats pretty much the main reason why so many people reject it.