We may not like their decision, but you have to respect people's right to change their mind. What they wish to do, is ultimately up to them and not us.
How would we like it if some-one told us to start eating flesh again?
First of all, I dont agree
that people have the right to freedom of action when their conduct is causing weaker, powerless, innocent and sentient individuals immense suffering
. In short, you dont have the right to go about hurting others for frivolous reasons
I consider gluttony, selfishness and vanity very frivolous reasons. So if somebody is fully aware of the suffering caused by a non-vegan lifestyle, then I cannot respect that person's decision to remain non-vegan, or revert back to non-veganism (subject to the qualification I note above).
yes, what they do is ultimately up to them, since we cannot force people to be vegan, but that doesnt
mean that we should pat them on the back and say "oh well, nice try. Maybe veganism isnt for you. We will excuse you from your responsibility to carry your
moral weight." Tarz, if I ever go back to a non-vegan lifestyle, dont excuse me, dont console me, CRUCIFY
me. Do it for the animals' sake, for they
would be the ones who really need the consoling.
As far as "how would we like it if people told us to eat flesh again?"- this is absurd. That is like saying, what if somebody told me to kill people, rape women, etc etc. So what? It is a stupid thing to say. Michelle, you say that this has happened to you. Well, have you asked these people "What positive thing would be gained for my own health, for the animals or for our fragile planet, by my reversion to meat eating?" ASk them point blank to give you ONE compelling and unselfish reason to go back to a non-vegan diet and that should end that non-sense
right there. If they, in turn, ask you
for one compelling reason why they should go vegan, you can give then at least