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How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#1 Postby Maxwellquick » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:53 am

Hey everyone !

So even I am in vet school, most of my friends are not vegans (crazy no ? I am the only one in my class ! You wanna save animals but eat them in the same time ? WTF ?) but they understand my choices and accept it, and even cook vegan for me when they have to. But I have this friend, he is in medecine school and he is really against vegans .. It's crazy how even at med school they learn all those wrong facts .. He even put an article on Facebook about how bad vegetarism is, I didn't have the strenght to read until the end or answer ! I know I probably should say nothing because people who doesn't try to understand are just dumb for me, I don't say everyone has to be vegan but everyone can respect each others ... But how you react with those kind of people usually ?

Thanks in advance =)

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#2 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:28 am

Punch them in the throat.


I jest, I know what you mean though, I studied an extended diploma in animal management and there were only 2 vegetarians In the entire class (including me) with me as the only vegan.
People would often talk shit about it, but I was always bigger than they were, ate healthier and just had an all round positive attitude about the whole thing.
I lost count of the times that I had to stick up for it, it even got heated a couple of times because some times I just can't hold my tongue and have a bit of a temper.
My advice would be to show that you aren't willing to put up with getting stick for your lifestyle choices, try and change the subject immediately if it comes up though, that always helps.
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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#3 Postby Maxwellquick » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:23 am

You are probably right, I should try to not care for that and let them talk but I usually struggle to keep calm in that situation, because for me it's so obvious that being vegan is right, I just don't understand some people doesn't see that ... I mean you can always find scientific articles in favor of vegans or against them, it's like that for everything but you just have to look a little closer to see documentaries and see the truth !

Anyway I was thinking of just putting the link of Earthlings in comment, should I ?

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#4 Postby maybenot » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:25 am

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Take that, you sick fat fuck!

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#5 Postby Payne » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:34 am

"Oh you must miss bacon sandwiches or a nice big fat juicy steak?!" If I had a penny for everytime I've heard that. I don't. I've not eaten meet now for half my life. I don't remember what it was like. I can't miss what I don't remember!

"Oh but it's so unhealthy!" Do I look unhealthy to you?

"But you fight!" Sorry I forgot the rule that if you fight, you eat meat exclusively.

Usually they get bored after a while. It doesn't really bother me too much. Just reminds me how ignorant a lot of people can be.

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#6 Postby Think_machine » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:15 am

I don't like that crap. A lot of times, people just don't want to believe how big I am getting without animal products, but I rarely catch grief from anyone. One time my roommate kept pushing a plate with steak in my face, so I spat on it. He hasn't done that again lol. I think being bold enough to cross other people's boundaries when they have crossed yours is the best way to get this type of bullying to stop.

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#7 Postby vegan_rossco » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:52 am

Think_machine wrote:I think being bold enough to cross other people's boundaries when they have crossed yours is the best way to get this type of bullying to stop.


Beautifully put!
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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#8 Postby mrbear666 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:01 pm

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Take that, you sick fat fuck!



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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#9 Postby Hobbs » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:50 pm

Why do you even care? Be more mature than he is and ignore him :D

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#10 Postby Maxwellquick » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:31 am

I know you are all so right ! But I don't know why I care, it's just so important to me that I can't stand people like that ... Anyway, I know I I shouldn't enter in his game so I won't do nothing =) , beside prove him I am vegan and in a perfect health =D ! Thank you everyone =)

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#11 Postby platyphylla » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:08 am

I prefer to not bother labelling anything. Rather than 'i don't eat X' i just say 'i prefer to eat Y' instead.

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#12 Postby mythil » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:18 pm

platyphylla wrote:I prefer to not bother labelling anything. Rather than 'i don't eat X' i just say 'i prefer to eat Y' instead.


The immature part of me sniggerd at that. *Cough* Sex joke
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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#13 Postby MikFotograffiti » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:10 am

Think_machine wrote:I don't like that crap. A lot of times, people just don't want to believe how big I am getting without animal products, but I rarely catch grief from anyone. One time my roommate kept pushing a plate with steak in my face, so I spat on it. He hasn't done that again lol. I think being bold enough to cross other people's boundaries when they have crossed yours is the best way to get this type of bullying to stop.



Yesss!!! Awesome... :lachmal:

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#14 Postby mutantgreen » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:41 am

Yeah labels are a bad thing, we're all humans at the end of it. We eat a certain way, we have certain values to others, but I think it's important not to get angry or big-headed at non-vegans, as we don't want to be treated any different from anyone else.

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Re: How to react with a person really against vegans ?

#15 Postby muchidna » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:46 pm

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