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From: Leslie ( -
Subject: Re: Living with Omnis/3yr old confused
Date: January 4, 2007 at 7:12 pm PST

In Reply to: Living with Omnis/3yr old confused posted by BEK on January 3, 2007 at 8:46 pm:

I think it's interesting how people who eat meat say you shouldn't force your ideas on your kids if you're vegan but they force their attitudes on children, it's just that its the majority and the minority so it's somehow seen differently.

I don't think it's forcing anything on anyone to be honest and tell children why you don't eat meat and to cook the way you want to. My daughter is 13 now but her father (my ex) gave her meat when she was at his house. When she was about 10 she announced to me she wanted to be vegetarian even at his house and even with his family criticizing her she has held fast to her decision.

We did visit farm sanctuary and I have been very honest with her about how meat is produced, but the point is she made her own decision and that's the best kind, one that comes from within.

Of course, I don't cook meat or have it in my house, for me that's non-negotiable. My husband travels a lot and he eats whatever when he's out of town but I take pride in the fact that my home is vegan, I wouldn't have it any other way. But that's me and everybody makes their own concessions and finds their own way. I have very strong feelings and my husband is very respectful. But then you have to teach others to respect you by standing up and saying you won't put up with jokes or that kind of thing.

I hate all those stupid excuses people make like the ones you mentioned. The next time someone says that they like the taste of meat I'm going to tell them, "yeah, and child molesters like three year olds too but that doesn't give them the right to do what they do." People are so illogical.

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