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As I've mentioned in a previous thread, my ( immediate ) family are all animal lovers. So I can't understand why they ( and others ) can look into their pet's little eyes and still eat meat. I feel that sometimes it's a case of ' I'll look after me and mine ' But I do remind them occasionally that their little dog, cat or whatever feels no less pain or distress than the poor cows, calves, pigs etc which end up in a butcher's shop. Is vegetarianism - for the proper reasons - on the increase does anyone know?
 

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<span style="color:#FF0000;">the no-kill animal shelter I started volunteering at sells hotdogs and hamburgers at public events to raise money <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"></span>
 

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So I can't understand why they ( and others ) can look into their pet's little eyes and still eat meat.</div>
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One reason for that is that they believe in a "natural order" which in their view means that humans are "meant to" eat meat.
 

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Elliottsmom & Sevenseas,<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for your replies. Firstly, I will and do cook meat for visiting non-vegetarians as I do think it would be counter-productive not to. I don't like people preaching to me and therefore I would never do it to meat eaters. I think the decision to become vegetarian must come from within. Then, It's a genuine decision. Secondly, I also agree with you sevenseas. I wasn't raised as a vegetarian and don't suppose my family and friends will ever change. I just wish they would. Well, I just wish the whole world would, but that's not going to happen, is it? Just felt like a gripe tonight - that's all.
 

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allylou, if you have a strong ethical basis for not eating meat, as you imply in your first post, but then you say that you cook meat for non-veg visitors, you're setting an example that it's really o.k. with you. For many of us who are veg because we think it's unjust to make animals go through tremendous suffering because people like the taste of their flesh, that concern wins out over social convention. There are ways to do it that aren't obnoxious. Would people who were against slavery in the American south, and didn't actively support it, have been considered "preachy?" It might depend on if you think of slavery as a social issue or a personal choice.
 

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Elliottsmom & Sevenseas,<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for your replies. Firstly, I will and do cook meat for visiting non-vegetarians as I do think it would be counter-productive not to. I don't like people preaching to me and therefore I would never do it to meat eaters. I think the decision to become vegetarian must come from within. Then, It's a genuine decision. Secondly, I also agree with you sevenseas. I wasn't raised as a vegetarian and don't suppose my family and friends will ever change. I just wish they would. Well, I just wish the whole world would, but that's not going to happen, is it? Just felt like a gripe tonight - that's all.</div>
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Not cooking or serving meat isn't preaching, FTR. It's just following your personal code of ethics.<br><br>
When I serve dinner at my home, I don't serve meat. For casual dinners or lunches (like BBQs) I will offer them the option of bringing their own meat and I make plenty of my vegan options to share. By doing so I show them that I'm actually not deprived of good tasting and nourshing foods. I open the doors for them to take a glimpse into my life. I've already lived in theirs, I don't need to take any more peeks.<br><br>
There are many members of my extended family who know I'm vegan but have never asked why and I've never told them why. I am always polite at their homes and respectful of their choice to eat what they choose. I always bring a yummy vegan dish with plenty to share.<br><br>
You can not be preachy AND not violate your ethical stance, imo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I'm not saying your wrong to cook meat, I'm just pointing out that you're not being pushy if you choose not to.<br><br>
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Is vegetarianism - for the proper reasons - on the increase does anyone know?</div>
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what is the proper reason for vegetarianism?<br><br><br><br>
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Elliottsmom & Sevenseas,<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for your replies. Firstly, I will and do cook meat for visiting non-vegetarians as I do think it would be counter-productive not to. I don't like people preaching to me and therefore I would never do it to meat eaters. I think the decision to become vegetarian must come from within. Then, It's a genuine decision. Secondly, I also agree with you sevenseas. I wasn't raised as a vegetarian and don't suppose my family and friends will ever change. I just wish they would. Well, I just wish the whole world would, but that's not going to happen, is it? Just felt like a gripe tonight - that's all.</div>
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I have been married for 19 years and my son is 18 years old. I don't realistically see either my husband or my son giving up meat entirely any time soon. I have, however, told them both that if they want to eat meat then they have to cook it themselves. If they don't feel like cooking, then they have to eat what I prepare.
 
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