Is it ok for an 11 year old girl to be vegetarian?

Is it ok for an 11 year old girl to be vegetarian?

READ: I'm an 11 year old girl and I love animals and I really don't want to eat them. I don't find meat very appetising and when I look at a burger all I see is a piece of a dead cow. I hate the thought of killing animals- I don't even kill spiders, if I see one in the house I catch it in a cup or something and put it back outside instead of stepping on it. I didn't eat any of my chicken at dinner today and my mum went on about how I needed the meat for protein and stuff. Plus i would survive as a vegetarian as i tried some of that vegetarian meat stuff and i liked it. I still don't know if it is alright to be one. Is it ok for me to be a vegetarian at such a young age or do I need to be older? Also could you tell me some vegetarian food that is nice? Thanks! (By the way when I eat meat I'm like Lisa here.)

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cracked_stardust
on April 10, 2015
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Kel_Omori
on January 27
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Cute_tiny_Alice
I think it's amazing! and you should be proud!
on January 27
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Horsesxvolleyball
on January 27
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RandB
It's fine. and if you actually think it's amazing if she is!
on June 03, 2020
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TheUnofficalKpopRat091
It doesn't matter your age to turn into a vegetarian
on June 02, 2020
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Hoodie886
Yes. My sister is five and a vegetarian. She was born a vegetarian though...
on October 03, 2019
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Wazzup
Yeah be the vegetarian
on July 25, 2019
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LovinaVargas
on July 25, 2019
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ElizaAndBradQuizzes
on April 25, 2019
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doodle.prrince
Yes you can! I stopped eating meat for a while at your age. Some good brands would be: Amy's for microwaveable food, Morning star or Beyond meat for tacos and other replacements for turkey meat, and Tofurky to replace Turkey/ham for the holidays.
on April 25, 2019
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ElliWolfGirl
on November 22, 2018
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purplecats
No it wouldn't be good for your health since you are so young but if that is what you want to do then I support you completely. Maybe you could eat meat once a week instead of giving it up completely. Something you could make is vegetable fried rice. Also eat a lot of eggs if you choose to go vegetarian because it is high in protein.
on November 21, 2018
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tabbypup
I am 11 year old and I'm a girl. I really love animals and I don't want to hurt them. I have never tried to become vegetarian, but I want to save animals. I watched Food INC. What should I do?
on November 16, 2018
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sialjoans
Why not?
And what does it have to do with us?
You should listen to your parents more though, they gave you life...
on April 18, 2018
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dark_rose
Yes why wouldn't it be. If you don't want to eat meat don't.
on January 31, 2018
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rosalie13hale
i am an indian and a particular caste in our country is not supposed to eat meat my best friend is a vegetarian and she is healthy maybe healthier than i am. soya has lots of protein and it is veg though u may feel it is beef!:-Bthen there is vegetarian pastas so don't worry u will not starve +u will have a balanced diet!:D
on April 28, 2017
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Silverlover
yeah. why wouldn't it be? i completely agree with you. you eat beef, and you';re just like: poor daisy! you were a good cow. so i support you. let me know how vegetarianism is treating you.
on April 10, 2015
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ArtemisApollo73
I'm an eleven-year-old vegeterian! Though, I'm a boy!
threebeltking
How it the fact that your a boy important?
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threebeltking
on April 10, 2015
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ArtemisApollo73
Nononononono! It's fine!
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on April 10, 2015
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threebeltking
it's fine, sorry if I sounded mean. That was the judgmental part of me speaking.
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on April 10, 2015
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ArtemisApollo73
Well, the title is "Is it ok for an 11 year old girl to be vegetarian?", soooooooooooo.......I thought I might clear that up? Sorry!
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on April 09, 2015
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TheSortingHat
It's actually very grown-up of you to become a vegetarian.
And vegetarians have less of a chance of getting heart attacks, so becoming one at a younger age could help you live longer.
on April 08, 2015
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threebeltking
I am a veggie. You can get protein from beans, lentils, tofu, the weird veggie meat stuff ( I don't like it) peanut butter, nuts and protein powder. I have been a vegitarian my whole life And I don't know why I'd stop. Here's one tip, only use dairy for protein for one meal a day.
Good luck!! :D
ArtemisApollo73
Ditto!
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on April 09, 2015
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revenge
I want to be vegetarian. Any advice?
threebeltking
Okay, who thumbed this down?
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threebeltking
True, even if they do, which they might, they're definatly less aware of what's happening to them thats a pig or cow.
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on April 12, 2015
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revenge
It may have been Roseheart. She thinks vegetarians are hippocrates because plants have feelings too... Which they don't so...
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on April 12, 2015
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ArtemisApollo73
I got it up!
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on April 09, 2015
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kyonna
Yeah
on April 02, 2015
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The_Demigod_Timelord_Wizard
I have a bff who is 11 and a vegetarian! It's perfectly fine!
on February 21, 2015
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I am 11, and I'm a vegetarian. I started when I was ten because I saw the movie Food Inc. My mother is a vegan and she has been for three years. I think it's perfectly fine.
threebeltking
What's food inc?
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threebeltking
on April 12, 2015
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threebeltking
I take that into my resolve to never eat meat (and I don't already) and to never watch that movie so I don't drown every one in my tears. Also one time at a wedding they were roasting a pig they had just killed, my familly had to leave early, me and my twin were crying too hard.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
It's a movie that really shows exactly how meat is processed and produced. Less than halfway through, I was in tears. They showed chickens being injected with hormones to make them fatter. They showed the chickens falling over, unable to walk. They showed chickens being killed. :((
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on April 12, 2015
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revenge
Food Inc was an amazing movie. Never want to eat food ever again.
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i_dont_know
Some people are vegans the day they were born
on January 28
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Cute_tiny_Alice
on January 27
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BlueTheQuizWhiz97
yes it fine
on January 27
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sansvore
my mom beats me
on June 02, 2020
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Animalrock505
You can be any age to be vegetarian, I'm a pesca terian which means I eat eat fish, but not meat, and yes, you can be a vegetarian whenever your ready to start!
on January 30, 2018
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