Im pretty sure we all get this, or at least most of us. Never in my life have I been able to talk to my parents about them going vegetarian with out getting “I get it, your a vegetarian. You don’t have to lecture me every time I eat meat.” What’s my favourite response? “Why” Just ask why you cant talk to them about meat, and they get all frustrated and stuff, ‘cuz no one can come up with a good response! “Because I don’t like it” “I don’t like it when you eat meat in front of me” “It annoys me” “It annoys me when I see you supporting the slaughter industry” Believe me, it works.
HAHAHAHA! That’s pretty funny. I’ve found it’s better to do that when parents are wanting to go through a drive-through at McDonald’s or something. Usually, they’ll pass the restaurant. I guess it’s because they haven’t purchased the meat beforehand that makes them more willing to not eat it.
If I was a meat eater, I’d probably get pretty ticked if someone tried to make me censor my diet in front of them – so I’m not sure that’s the right way to go about it. I find that if you talk to people casually with reason and don’t just automatically go to defense, they’re a lot more willing to listen. Try bringing up the subject while your parents are not eating. If they have a meal in front of them, though and you are trying to speak to them about it then and only then – you could totally close them off from the idea completely. Just some thoughts. ^.^
This happens to me so often, though I do get people who actually want to listen. It’s so nice and uplifting when you come across those people who actually ask you the questions about why you became vegetarian, what’s wrong with eating meat, etc. and will actually listen and care when you respond.