Twizzle, what is different about the NYC parade?
Personally, I generally have no need to "refuse" to eat animals. Rarely does anyone try to force me to eat anything, much less force me to eat animals. If anything, people often try to prevent me from getting enough to eat, rather than try to force me to eat anything. For example, I'm not allowed to use land, for cultivating edible plants, without paying someone huge sums of money per acre, for the "privelege" of "owning" the land, and then without paying off multiple "governments" with annual tributes, if I want to avoid having them force me off the land.