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I'VE BEEN VEGETARIAN FOR 35 YEARS & FOR THE MOST PART, BEEN PROUD OF MY "ETHICAL", NUTRITIONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, RELIGIOUS (AGNOSTIC), SPIRITUAL & PRAGMATIC CONVICTIONS.
ON FACEBOOK, HAVING BEFRIENDED MANY VEGANS, I'VE BEEN SEEING UNSETTLING STATEMENTS FOR THE 1ST TIME, CHALLENGING & FLUMMOXING ME WITH THE ASSERTION THAT VEGETARIANS, DUE TO THEIR USAGE OF MILK & EGGS (OVO-LACTO), CAUSE LONGER DURESS DUE TO RENNET, FOR CHEESE & MILK PRODUCTION, WHICH KEEPS THE COW PAINFULLY ALIVE BEYOND ITS YEARS, IN CAPTIVITY.
WHAT SAY YOU????????????????????????????
^ Yes yes, a hundred times over.
What helped me switch were friendly people :) They reached out to me and showed me the harm I was still doing, but in a friendly way. They didn't say, "You're just as bad as people who eat meat!" Which I see a lot of on here, even shaming vegans who eat soy patties- which I guess those vegans could turn around and say, "At least I'm vegan". That's an endless cycle. Let's ditch the snobbery and spread education instead :)