• Why do people have such a problem with vegans and vegetarians??

    Profile photo of eleanor

    Over a year ago

    99% of the time when I tell someone I don’t eat meat their responses are always things like, “How the heck do you live without meat??” or “You’re crazy” or the most common “That’s so unhealthy humans are meant to eat meat you’re going to get so sick just stop trying to get attention. You aren’t even making a difference anyways.”


    The most frustrating thing in the world is trying to explain to someone that by being vegan you’re showing that you don’t support something, not necessarily that you are trying to change the world all by yourself (which would actually be really great if one person could). I joined a movement, started a new lifestyle, so I could change the world with others. Even on my own I am saving those 100 animals a year.

    And I just don’t understand why people make it out to be such a burden on society. Its my body, It was my choice, I’m the one who decided to quit eating meat. That has absolutely no effect at all on another person, unless I happen to inspire them to do the same. I don’t go around trying to shove my beliefs and morals down other people’s throats, so why do they feel the need to force their’s upon me?

    If you don’t support vegans, then okay, cool. You don’t need to try to make things up telling us we’re wrong. Just keep the peace.

    The whole thing is just very confusing to me.

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  • Profile photo of TheVegansHaveThePhoneBox

    Over a year ago

    One i hate a lot is when people say “but the animal is already dead” yeah, because is was murdered! it’s really annoying but i just ignore it.

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  • Profile photo of piotr1399

    Over a year ago

    I haven’t known there is so many people around the world who care about plants’ suffering till I became a vegetarian. I know what you mean it is because tradition and other idiotic stuff. People don’t like others to instruct them and that’s one of the top reasons of such reactions – so it is bad idea to say you’re vegetarian because of ethical reasons. Health and animal abuse are reasons easier for closed-minded people to understand. They have been taught to treat animals like things that are meant to cater to their needs or caprices.

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  • Profile photo of Sagojyou

    Over a year ago

    I just don’t say anything anymore because I don’t want to start an argument XD
    If anything, when the food topic comes up, I might say it.
    Or bring food and after they’re done eating it, tell them it was vegan. This works full proof XD

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  • Profile photo of llkkdd7

    Over a year ago

    I feel yah girlie. I live in the deep south where people are not only close minded, but also idiotic. The other day in class I said a rather gross, but true fact, and 3 of my classmates started yelling at me about how I was apparently “pushing my beliefs on them” and “disrespecting them”. Some people will just never get it, but don’t let it get you down.
    I’m bringing them vegan cake next week.

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    • Profile photo of RetroJester

      Over a year ago

      I relate to you so much llkkdd7. I’m in the deep south as well, and it’s a crime against our culture that I don’t eat fried chicken and other southern “classics”. People act like I’m personally offending them by not eating these things, and it gets really old.
      When I told my family that I was becoming vegetarian/vegan the first thing they said was, “But you’re still eating chicken, right?”

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    Veganism sheds light on what some people may be hiding from. Most of those insane responses you get when someone first finds out you’re vegan, are coming from people who are trying to rationalize their own behavior.

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