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ABC’s WWYD looks at Veggie Discrimination

Posted on February 09, 2012 by The VRG Blog Editor

ABC used the VRGParents list as a resource for the upcoming episode of the ABC “hidden camera” show What Would You Do? In this episode, strangers pressure a vegan child to eat meat.

When a couple forces a hot dog on a young girl in a New Jersey restaurant, neighboring diners are confused and surprised; the girl’s mother had clearly said that the family does not eat meat, dairy or animal by-products.

“Everyone eats hamburgers, it’s un-American not to eat meat,” said the man, urging the girl to enjoy the hot dog.

“So she gets no protein,” added his companion.

Will the other patrons in the restaurant stand up for the child’s way of life? We’ll have to tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central to find out.

For more information about the show, and to see a clip of the episode visit the ABC News website.

For information about vegan and vegetarian nutrition for children and teenagers, see the Teens, Family, & Kids section of our website.

VRGParents is an email list for vegetarian parents and parents of vegetarians. For information on joining the list, visit

1 to “ABC’s WWYD looks at Veggie Discrimination”

  1. Karen says:

    Is this real? Who would do that to a child?

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