I sincerely hope that all vegetarians and vegans do their due diligence in research about their choices before judging those that do not choose to abstain so harshly. I get passion. I’m an activist. I use my voice. I use logic, facts, and statistics. But the one thing I will not do is judge people unnecessarily for their choices. Especially when I know that people may not understand why their choices hurt others.
Human’s are still animals, and we are lucky to live in a time where many of us may choose to abstain from animal products because we see the damage the modern meat industry causes.
Animals hunt and eat meat. It’s a circle. I’m sorry if you don’t want to admit that, but it’s clear that without living in the world we live today we would be clearly lacking in certain nutrients by going vegan! Most people do not, however, hunt and continuously contribute to non-human animals being bred for slaughter. On less gruesome and humane point, they are often uninformed about the environmental effects.
But let me insert a quick point.
We are all ignorant of something at some point and it wasn’t until we stumbled upon the information or it was shared with us that we realized we were oblivious.
We should not judge meat eaters unnecessarily. If anything, promote educational material and info on how to live veggie and get the proper nutrition. Especially on a budget, as most people believe you must have money to be veggie.
Let’s also work reform for nutrition and make information about it more accessible.
Yes, I get that you can google things, but what happens when you don’t know what to google? Well, you ask.
I’ve run across too many people whose first experience with veggie was being attacked for not knowing.
Are. You. Serious.
Maybe if some of you stopped the UNNECESSARY hate against meat eaters, actual helpful info would be spread more and our messages are heard, and those amazing decreases in meat consumption would rise more.
That doesn’t mean sugar coat your message, but personal attacks, when no attack has been made is just unnecessary.
Passion is hard to navigate. I am no stranger to getting lost in the passion behind my message, but what is your intent?
Do we want followers in veggie movement because they were pressured?
Do we want people to hate us because we are constantly forcing our way on them?
Or do we want people to see the environmental, and real effects that mass meat production contributes to?
As an activist, I am very aware that they are many ways to do this, but I also know that sometimes I really need to be open to my audience. Do what you need to do, but recognize those who feel alienated and want to make the changes.
I know personally, I want people to be more conscious, but you can’t always get there without help.
BTW, you are now linked to the UTA Vegan Club. They were helpful.