I am a vegetarian. I have been since i was 8. I occasionally eat fish so that could make me a pescetarian. I have notices how people have a real issue with me being vegetarian.
They think it's okay to make snidy comments at my decision to simply not eat meat. They wouldn't do that to a Hindu or Buddhist who didn't eat meat, so why should i be any different?
I don't preach to people, or try to... Read more
over 2 years ago
I agree, but whenever i do tell people why it seems to offend them. Therefore when someone asks, i tend to just mumble that i 'don't like meat' to save confrontation. However in reality, i don't agree with killing animals but if you say this to someone they get all defensive and seem to think i am having a go at them! Thanks for your comment!
I guess the issue is when you explain that, you still have the tricky problem that you eat fish. I completely respect your choice in saying you do not wish to eat meat, however in eating fish your argument does come fatally flawed.
Also, I don't think alot of people ask to confront, I think it's more out of interest, and wanting to understand your choices.
I think with the fish thing you have a point, and i have significant;y cut down on my consumption. Also, i don't mind people having an interest at all! The questions are fine, it's the agressive nature of the questions i object to!
I don't understand what is the problem with people who eat fish and don't eat meat. I agree with you because I have a very close friend who unfortunately has the exact same issue. Although she eats fish she doesn't eat meat. It's her personal choice and people don't accept it because "fishes are cute animals too". Well some people have health issues that cannot eat meat. Others is simply a matter... Read more