So, I posted a picture of the UGG/sheep thing, and got this comment: *wears clothes made by child slave labor*
Wtf? I rarely post animal rights things on facebook, I do most on twitter, because of people like this that always have something to say. I feel like I can’t express my own opinion because people don’t agree and so they try to make me feel bad, talk down to me, and act like I don’t know what I’m talking about. How do you deal with people/situations like this? I’ve deleted people but, there’s always someone.
Just like I told @doingit4dash, who had a similar situation as you, don’t let people break you down. I’ve always been a strong believer in “killing them with kindness” and that’s what I suggest you do. Whenever you’re tagged on things like those, leave comments with facts on animal suffering, links with information, reasons why you don’t support it, etc. Make them think and plant seeds of compassion. Soon, they’ll see that it doesn’t bother you and they’ll stop. Hope this helps!
Yeah I just tend to try and ignore those people as much as possible.
If they’re going out of their way to look at what you have posted then be rude, don’t wast your energy on them and don’t worry about what they say.
Sadly, she’s right.
However I can guarantee that unless she’s a huge activist for these things she uses some product produced with slave labor as well.
She seems to think you are a hypocrite for choosing not to wear animal skin but still supporting another cruel industry.
Vegetarianism, veganism and all these ideas are not about ending cruelty, because any person with brains knows that won’t happen, but rather reducing it.
By choosing not to wear clothes made from another sentient creature’s skin, you are minimizing cruelty. That’s all there is too it.