So today I decided to tell my mum I wanted to go vegan and the second I told her that she flipped launching into a whole speech about how she dosent want one of “those” people in her house. She went into a whole tirade about how animals are just born into the life of slaughter houses and all, and now shes been going out of her way to get me to eat meat and dairy products and stuff. I dont know what I should do.
Hi Stega, good for you! As others have said, maybe try vegetarian first to show them how easy it is. It sounds like your parents might not know the whole story behind the meat industry. Try to put yourself in your parents’ shoes, and think why they wouldn’t want you to go vegan. Nutrition, money, won’t help animals? Then, use some of PETA’s resources, and common knowledge, to address their concerns. Good luck!
Show them vegetarian first. Let them get used to that. My main thing about parents against veganism (mine were/are) is just do it anyway. Eat vegan at school, make your own food whenever possible. Show them it’s not as crazy as it seems, and that you can do it, and will. They’ll accept they can’t change you (hopefully) and might even learn to respect and admire your choices.
@stega that is awesome you want to go vegan! Way to help some animals. My family wasn’t exactly supportive when I decided to go vegan and I know how hard that can be. Don’t give up, remember that you are right and the animals need you. Be sure to share all the info that you find with your parents and by standing by your decision to go vegan you will show them that this isn’t just another fad.