• Getting Gifts That Are Not-So Cruelty-Free

    Profile photo of TeaPartyRat

    Over a year ago

    I sometimes will get gifts from relatives, my mom for example, and even though they are aware that I’m into animal rights and am a vegetarian, they still will get me things like shoes made with leather. I don’t want to seem rude to reject them, but I have told my mom that I prefer not to buy products tested on animals or made with animals, yet she either forgets, doesn’t care or is not very observant.

    Anyone else have this issue and what should I do to not seem rude and ungrateful? I still have some of those items because I felt guilty if I didn’t take them, should I give them away or keep them anyway?

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  • Profile photo of tuerleroi

    Over a year ago

    My parents are the exact same way; buying me dresses with fur in them (I never even wear dresses at all!)!
    All we can do besides tell them we do not support those types of products is tell them the product didn’t fit, it’s not your style (you don’t wear dresses), etc. and ask for a receipt and get rid of the horrible products. I wouldn’t keep them because that is a waste of an animal if you won’t wear them, and if you wear them that would be showing the companies support. Hopefully when the holidays come around, we will have better luck ;D

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