When someone asks me why I choose not to eat meat, I think, "oof thats a long conversation..." bc its environmental, animal well being, human health, unethical nature of factory farming etc. But people who don't understand or emphathize with these issues are taken aback if I attempt to explain it that way. I feel like its inviting ridicule and defensiveness, and I especially don't want that to happen when talking to someone I care about. So, I was wondering how u guys respond respectfully and simply and efficiently? Btw If someone wants to sit down and really talk about it, I wont hesitate. I jump at the chance to educate. But when asked this question at a dinner table full of other people eating meat, while I am noshing on tofu, it can get sticky and uncomfortable. My face always flushes. Ugh.