I’ve always assumed I would raise my kids vegetarian, but was discussing it with my boyfriend and he brought up the following argument, “How’s that different from brining up your kids religious?”
Obviously vegetarianism is a form of indoctrination, much like religion, and I can’t justify its use, even if it is moral. Now, obviously if I was to raise my kids without meat, but didn’t restrict their consumption of meat elsewhere, I wouldn’t be forcing any particular ideology down their throats, yet how would I approach a situation in which they ate animals outside of the home?
I will not feed my child meat dairy. but if we are out or at a resturaunt and my kid is old enough to say that they want a cheeseburger i will make sure that they know what it is made of and if they still want it, they can get it. I’m the same way with religion. I will raise them to believe in peace and if they want to explore then i will support them.
No because It would be hard for them when they get older and get to eat at their school because most of the food they have is meat or they have used the same spatula as they do for meat. I would at least wait for them to get to high school when they have subway.
I would raise my kids vegan/ vegetarian, its not indoctrination. As a parent its your job to teach your kids morals and values, for every parent and child its different. No its not like religion, because with religion no one knows a right or wrong answer and its easily malleable by anyone who reads it. with animal cruelty you can objectively recognize that something is wrong with how meat animals are raised, there is no counter argument to whether or not its moral.
as far as limiting if they have meat outside your house, that’s really up to what you’re comfortable with, I work in childcare and one of the moms is vegetarian and raises her kids completely vegetarian, her son knows he’s vegetarian and knows he doesn’t eat meat, when other kids ask why he either says he doesn’t like meat or he loves animals.
I’ve been raised as a vegetarian since I was in Utero. I was raised in an environment where we believed that animals had rights and those rights didn’t include being eaten or murdered. I would suggest raising them to be vegetarian all the while showing them that you love animals and telling them that meat is murder and thten once they’re about 10 give them a choice, by that point it will seem so inhumane and unatural to them that they won’t want to anyway.
Best to keep in mind, the more to try and force something upon someone, the harder they’ll reject it. Also, @pikachugeneration1993 why on earth do you have to sling out an offensive statement like that? That’s an utterly uncalled for and rude statement towards members of faith on this board.