AimeeCover 1 year ago
I like that you pointed out that dairy-loving vegetarians can have a significant environmental impact (not to mention animal impact) as I think so many vegetarians don't know the impact of eating dairy (energy consumption, water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, animal misery - not in all cases - there are still family farms who treat dairy animals well and don't take their babies away, but in the vast majority of cases, unfortunately, it's misery). I do agree, however, with TonyaAriaJewell's point that I find that when people ask why I'm vegan, I explain it and don't push my views, I let people know if we all eat a lot less, we can make a real difference; people don't have to do what I do, yet when they understand why I do it, they think about it, and I've had friends go vegan as a result of making the connection that for them, they just weren't living their values. I've had others reduce their consumption. These are very personal decisions, and not easy, and I don't judge, but I'm happy to help a thoughtful conversation to happen. And we also share yummy vegan recipes - with meat eaters who want to know more and enjoy non-meat meals!