at school I get bullied for being a vegetarian people will stick meat in my face, tell me that I can’t do it,make fun of me, and more does anyone have any ideas on how to get them to stop I understand that I need to be above some people and just ignore it but it gets really hard to ignore when there is a piece of meat in my face
I know how you feel, i went through the same thing in elementary school. Kids would throw slices of ham at me, and say rude, discouraging things, however i started to ignore it, now i get the annoying “i could never be vegetarian” which starts up the topic on how much people love meat, but that’s all. I only got to this point by ignoring it, and genuinely answering people’s questions in a nice, non-judgemental way. I got every question from “where you you get your protein from” to “can vegetarians eat animal crackers?” treat every question seriously, and ignore the rude things people say. If they keep shoving meat in your face, talk to a teacher or guidance counciller. Dont be afraid to ask the teacher not to mention to the class that you talked to them, teachers are supposed to make a positive influence on your life, not a negative one!
Hope I could help, at least a little bit 🙂
Personally, I’d take the meat, say thanks, and toss it out. Then, of course, you should smile and offer tham veggies. But then again, I got in trouble more often that my bullies in school, so I wouldn’t take my advice. It also might help to tell an adult or find a safe place to eat. Back in the day, I used to always eat lunch outside, it’s a lot nicer out there, and take some buddies with you, too, for company. :3 But seriously, bro, hang in there. It gets better.
Don’t give up! If you show them that you really can be veggie and save all those animal’s lives, they might be inspired by you to help animals, too! If they keep bullying you, don’t lose hope, try to show them the glass walls vid and if that doesnt work, try your best to ignore them, hon. They’re probably just jealous of how kind you are cuz they could never be anything better in their pathetic little lives then flesh-eating zombies.
Why they would make fun of you beats me, when they are the ones eating poop and blood and flesh of other creatures, and other disgusting things that come in meat. Try showing them the poop infographic: http://www.peta2.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IG-WhatsInYourMeat-v9-p2.jpg and see if they still like eating gross meat. If they do, then they have serious problems and its you who should be making fun of them!
Don’t give up. Do it for the animals!
Hope this helps, and remember that all us here on PETA2 are here for you!! xx
Do the same stick veggies on their face and do not let them victimise you, go with the flow and try to take things lightly, It’ll be like a slap on their face that they tried to break you but nothing can take you away from helping animals. All the very best and Blessings..!! 🙂