Hi everyone! First off, I think it’s so sad people don’t care about insects they’re animals too (because they certainly aren’t plants!). Anyway, it’s been raining a lot here in Colorado lately, and I was walking downtown with a few of my friends last weekend. A bowl that was left outside a dog-friendly store for dogs to drink out of had some type of bug drowning in it. Before I could do anything, my friend (who’s also a street-teamer) dumped the bowl so the bug could get out. The two other friends that we were with (who of course, aren’t street-teamers) gave her a weird look and we’ve pretty much stopped talking to them since then because they were being very mean about it. I know it was definitely not wrong of my friend to save the bug, but should I still be friends with the other two? I personally don’t think so, but are any of you still friends with meat-eaters that simply will NOT listen no matter what you say, show, or do?
Oh, darling. I don’t think it’s very likely to have solely friends that don’t eat meat (although it’s possible). Sure, it’s great to be able to relate to others and converse about our similarities, but at the end of the day, not everyone is the same. They’re not necessarily bad people for eating meat. It’s evident that those two people don’t have the same thought process as you and your street team friend. A person will not listen/change if they don’t want to; people tend to be very hardheaded. You can scream in their ears, supplying a bunch of facts and information on animal cruelty, but that won’t change their minds if they don’t allow it to. At the end of the day, sadly, there are more meat eaters than there are vegetarians/vegans. Just because someone eats meat, that doesn’t mean you can’t be friends with them. You’re bound to know people who are meat eaters, and once again, that doesn’t necessarily make them bad people; it’s how they were raised. They probably haven’t even seen one single video from PETA, so chances are they’re pretty ignorant. If someone were to insult you and say something rude to you about your animal friendly ways, then cease being friends with them. I don’t think they were being mean or trying to offend you; I think they were just surprised by her act of kindness to the bug, because they normally wouldn’t do something like that. They’re probably scared of bugs if you think about it, so they would kill one if they saw one by instinct. Sorry for the long message, but I hope it helped! ^ ^
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