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I just wanted to share this because it caught me completely off guard. First of all let me say that my children aren't completely veg*an, and I have no real control over that. They live primarily with their father about 2 hours from where I live, so all I can really do is feed them the way I want to while they're with me and teach them some compassion lessons.<br><br>
About a month ago my 4 year old asked me from the back seat, "Hey mom, what do dogs make?" I had no idea what he meant, and figured he was just being his normal random self so I asked, "What do you mean?"<br><br>
"What do dogs make? Like, chickens make chicken nuggets. What do dogs make?"<br>
"Well honey, you know that not all chickens make chicken nuggets right?"<br>
"No."<br>
"Some chickens are allowed to run around and play and eat as they want."<br>
"Oh..."<br>
"Yea, they're kind of like dogs...they can just run around and be happy."<br>
"So they don't have to make chicken nuggets?"<br>
"Nope!"<br>
"...but I like chicken nuggets..."<br><br>
*facepalm*<br>
I tried, I tried so hard to put it in terms he would understand and I tried to teach him, but in the end he just wants chicken nuggets. The whole conversation just killed me inside <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Eh... kids are kids.<br>
There's a point where they'll grow out of the one-dimensional selfish phase, probably.<br><br>
I'd say take him to a farm or something. Let him see free-range chickens.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>imdead-goaway</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2882070"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Eh... kids are kids.<br>
There's a point where they'll grow out of the one-dimensional selfish phase, probably.<br><br>
I'd say take him to a farm or something. Let him see free-range chickens.</div>
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That's what I had thought about. I have a friend who lives about 2.5 hours away who has some free range chickens that she rescued from somewhere or another, I was thinking of taking the kids up to her place and letting them be around the chickens and see how chickens can live. I should plan a road trip soon.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>imdead-goaway</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2882070"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Eh... kids are kids.<br>
There's a point where they'll grow out of the one-dimensional selfish phase, probably.<br><br>
I'd say take him to a farm or something. Let him see free-range chickens.</div>
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+1<br><br>
A farm sanctuary where children can see the animals first hand. Might be a little easier to notice the correlation between animals and meat.
 

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I always recommend taking kids to a farm sanctuary and showing them movies like "Babe" and "Charlotte's Web". I was able to make the connection between what I was eating and the animals I saw in the movies. I wasn't allowed to be a vegetarian (my parents are omnis), but the idea was planted.
 
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