Young Vegans

7 year old vegan shares her thoughts on her compassionate lifestyle.

Marlie the vegan

Marlie Adams is a young vegan with compassion and a sincere love for animals. Marlie recently shared with us her thoughts and feelings about the vegan lifestyle.

1. What is the best thing about being vegan? How long have you been a vegan for?


That you don’t kill animals and eat the inside of them. I’ve been vegan all my life. I love being vegan because I know you don’t hurt animals. Food is yummier when you’re vegan, it tastes good.

2. What is your favourite vegan food?

Vegan ice cream. An American one by Good Karma called Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge ( I know it’s not food, it’s junk food… hahahahaha

My favorite vegan book is “Benjy Beansprouts Doesn’t Eat Meat”. Benjy is vegan and the other kids aren’t and the other kids are mean to him and think he’s weird so Benjy goes to a sanctuary, takes pictures of the animals and Benjy shows them how it’s better to be vegan than to eat meat.

3. Are you involved in any activities to help other people learn about veganism?

At my old school I made a poster for Thanksgiving called “Animals I Saved”. On one side I showed animals in factory farms and on the other side I showed what they should look like- living free. I showed all my friends at school and told them about how badly animals are treated for food.  One of my friends said that’s just the way it goes, they die and another, Ana was on my side! I told him that’s NOT the way it goes, they hang them from one leg and slit their throat open with a knife, alive. From seeing my poster Rebecca, Ana and Evin said they will be vegan when they are older. Evin didn’t want to eat his chicken nuggets at lunch but Miss Sarah said he will be hungry so he did. Every day they saw me bring yummy vegan, delicious food and want to know more about being vegan so I always told them.

I went to like a million protests- animal and circuses. I held up signs and I was screaming “they hurt animals, don’t go in and the animals are very very sick, you should not support them”!

Now I’m in the Dharma school where everyone has to eat vegan food at school.

I wear vegan tshirts- I want people to go vegan so they don’t kill animals.




4. Which animal is your favourite and is there any special reason why they are your favourite?


I have many favorite animals- kittens, puppies, piglets, guinea pigs, rabbits, lambs, calves, fowl, baby swans and joeys. I love them because they are so cute and I love to snuggle them. I still love them when they get older and still think they are cute. I can’t name every single animal that I like.

5. Do you think animals have feeling like humans do? Do you think the baby animals miss their mothers when they are seperated?


Yes, animals have feelings like humans. Because we are animals as well, just a different type of animal. Yes, I think they miss their mothers a lot.

6. If you could send a message out to the people of the world about animals and about going vegan, what would you say?

I would say can you please stop killing animals and go vegan. Animals have feelings as well as humans, there is no difference. I would like it if everyone in the world could go vegan because then we could have a healthier life. Being vegan is about being nice to animals and not hurting them!

7. Have you inspired other kids to go vegan? What do the kids at school think about your lifestyle?


Yes, I have in my old school: Evin, Ana and Rebecca, they said they will go vegan when they grow up. Also, at my school now most of my friends are vegan and the other kids are not vegan but we are trying to get them to be vegan, so if they want to be our friend they will have to go vegan. I want all my friends to be vegan. I wonder if my tooth fairy is vegan? I bet because I’m vegan they gave me a vegan tooth fairy. Yes!


Marlie Adams will be 8 in July and lives in Australia.

14 thoughts on “7 year old vegan shares her thoughts on her compassionate lifestyle.

  1. Marlie you are an inspiration and an amazing 7 year old!
    I loved your very intelligent answers!
    You have always had such conviction from the time you could speak!
    You change people’s lives and give them lots to think about.
    I will never forget the day you stopped a woman at whole foods from buying a whole chicken by pointing out it was a “dead animal”.
    I love you and the animals love you!


    • Sonia, as always, you leave me with tears in my eyes!!! How sweet. And I KNEW you’d mention the “dead animal” story. I just told Marlie the story and her reply was “ew, I probably made her vegan”. I can only hope…… I can only hope there are more and more people who learn about compassion for ALL living beings.


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  3. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run
    into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?

    My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears
    a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement.
    Do you know any solutions to help prevent content from being ripped
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    • I’ve never had any problems with plagiarism although I don’t have any time to check other websites.
      Not sure what the solution to that is as the Internet is huge and isn’t regulated.
      Good luck!

  4. well, the above picture of Marlie was put on a facebook page. When I asked them why they put it up without our permission, they never replied. Seems interesting this coming up days after my above mentioned incident….

  5. I just noticed your comment here Reggie. Sorry for the delay in replying. I should put a copyright notice on the website here, to make it clear people shouldn’t copy the photos without permission. I am very strict about that myself. I would never use an image without a person’s permission. Thanks for your feedback.

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