Do you eat with meat meaters?

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Do you eat with meat meaters?

Post by knot » Wed May 13, 2015 9:25 pm

(when they are eating meat)... I did until recently, but then I had a pretty shitty experience that has made me think twice about it.

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Post by EquALLity » Wed May 13, 2015 9:47 pm

What happened? :(

Anyway, I do. I think it might make meat-eaters think we're snobby/petty, and in turn hurt the movement, to not.

"Pft, vegans won't even eat with us! What does eating with us have to do with animal suffering? Bunch of snobs!"
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 14, 2015 12:15 am

I second. What happened?

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Post by zeello » Thu May 14, 2015 12:48 am

I think I wouldn't have a problem with it. What's the fun in being vegan if you never get to show it off?

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Post by Jebus » Thu May 14, 2015 2:14 am

How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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Post by miniboes » Thu May 14, 2015 3:22 am

I eat with meat-eaters because many of them are very dear to me.
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Post by knot » Thu May 14, 2015 6:10 am

EquALLity wrote:What happened? :(
I was at a family birthday party and people were passing a big stack of grilled meats around. We were sitting so close that the meats were basically 1-2cm away from my face at that point, and the stench of burned flesh was really nauseating. Then I also realized the meat juices from the tray had spilled onto my plate -__-
Maybe I'm too sensitive, but the whole thing pissed me off, especially because it was family and I have explained how eating meat is not a personal choice about 1 billion times.
Jebus wrote:This was recently discussed here: http://theveganatheist.com/forum/viewto ... ?f=7&t=474
ohh ok. When I watch Gary I always feel that taking a really tough stance is the only thing that might help

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 14, 2015 8:40 am

That's pretty gross. It is important that they be considerate, and most carnists just have no idea.
I would say: Don't eat with those people, but don't fear eating with others in general, because not everybody is that bad and disrespectful.

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Post by ChipDipSM » Thu May 14, 2015 8:02 pm

At this point I still do, because everyone I eat around is mostly respectful of my decision and don't tease me with meat. But it doesn't take a lot to push me a little,, so I can't say anything for the future. I do know that when I get my own place I will not allow meat stuff in my home.
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. -The Lorax

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