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Cake day: July 16th, 2023

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    1. yes 2) no

    It was a seventh day Adventist situation.

    That being said, I don’t like animals hurting and I generally opt for vegan/vegetarian options when available since there’s often the option, but of the many worthy fights out there, this is how much emotional currency I’m able to spend. Wish it was easier.

    Unfortunately jerky also makes for a great weight loss option so I get that from time to time. I understand why die hard vegans feel the way they do and I heavily empathize and want to contribute to a more progressive tomorrow, but I’m unwilling to invest my limited energy further than where I am now.


  • I think a lot of people also have a hard time seeing it as a priority for themselves compared to their personal problems and other ongoings. It’s subjective, sure. But it also takes a ton of personal responsibility and self control/denial to change habits.

    Bottom line, there is a lot of things out there to care about right now, and being vegan is a big change for a lot of people. That, mixed with the extreme (understandable) feelings about mistreatment of animals by vegans, often leads to a feeling of repulsion from investing personal bandwidth into changing the behavior.

    That’s my opinion based on growing up with religiously vegan parents.