Well has anyone told the OP to dump him? It seems more like people have mentioned some of the problems that might occur and expressed how they themselves would see the situation if they were in it.Originally Posted by veggielove
I don't think that we should write off people in our lives just because they choose to eat meat. So long as there is agreement as to how to raise children, etc, I think these types of things should not be show-stoppers.
And it seems pretty "judgemental" to me that you evaluate other people's preferences like that. Animal rights is the most central ethical belief that I hold, but wanting someone to share this core value of mine is "elitist"? Well okay then.It seems very elitist to me, to consider only other vegetarians when trying to find a life partner. OF course its awesome, and makes life easier - but love is so hard to find these days.
If you're also saying that there's nothing unethical about her bf's choices, then I disagree. And I think it's silly to think that anyone who doesn't share your AW view (i.e. that meat-eating isn't unethical) is some kind of a militant elitist.What I'm saying, is that I don't think there is anything wrong, ethically, with her boyfriend.
I wouldn't suggest leaving the bf either, the best thing would probably be to see how it checks out. (On the other hand, it might be more harmful for both parties to try it out for a couple of years and then break up.)It might be frustrating, and only the OP can decide if its enough to end their relationship.... but to me it doesn't seem like a really good idea. And that she should look at her own family, and her friends, and see if she would hold them to the same standard.