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From: Chandradee (68-119-68-192.dhcp.mtgm.al.charter.com -68.119.68.192)
Subject: I know where you are coming from (more)
Date: November 12, 2005 at 4:37 pm PST

In Reply to: Upset with non-vegan posted by Sara on November 2, 2005 at 3:56 am:

What age of students do you teach? I teach high school students in rural Alabama where hunting is a really big part of their lives. When they find out I'm vegetarian (which I don't advertise), mainly they are just very curious. Some try to defend why they eat meat, but I tell them I feel about cows and pigs the same way I feel about cats and dogs -- I love them and could never eat them.

When I teach "A Modest Proposal" to my British lit. students, they get grossed out at the thought of people eating babies and I tell them I feel the same way about eating animals. It makes them think at least, but I haven't changed anyone's minds so far that I know of.

Vegetarianism is just something they have to come to understand on their own. I think it's great you are discussing it with them though.



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