You can still adore animals and not be a vegan, just letting you all know.
f i n a l l y someone said it. all my life, i’ve had to deal with vegans telling me that my eating, funding the torture of, supporting the captivity of, and use of animals…
reminder that some of us can’t afford to be vegan, either monetarily or in terms of time commitment, access to vegan nutrition (grocery deserts), or because our food requirements are dependent on our physical or mental illnesses. since these issues intersect most of the time, dismissing them with “you must not like animals enough, try harder” is a mistake. it’s an easy mistake to make, but a lot of those people are extremely upset about not being able to eschew animal products, but are forced by their economic circumstances to live in ways they do not morally agree with. this is what capitalism is.
veganism is really cool and I admire and support the vegans in my life and hope one day to be able to join them. but this “no one has an excuse not to eat just like I do” line, which I see a lot, is optimistically misinformed at best, classist at worst.