I love my parents, they are fantastic but they have an absoloute BLOCK when it comes to animal welfare. They don't want know and hate me talking about it. That's hard as it is. My Dad today when i said he should watch 'Earthlings' and see the cruelty, responded by telling me he didn't care about that sort thing and it doesn't bother him. He loves animals and dotes on our cat, he also enjoys watching animal programs like RSPCA rescue and Planet Earth Live where he goes ''awwww'' and when referring to RSPCA resuce ''that person should be strung up for that''. So i don't understand. After his comment this morning, it's left me upset, doubting his sensitivy and his heart. I hate feeling like that about my Dad. I told him i didn't think he was that heartless. I was convinced he would be upset watching something like that and maybe if he did watch it he would be. But the comment has stuck.
How do people cope with this? Is there any adivce i can get that can try and convince my dad to watch this? Or any advice in generally dealing with meat eaters? I find it hard.
I totally feel your pain! My whole family just seemed to not care about animal cruelty and always tried to convince me that I was crazy. Now I have like so many family members that I see on a regular basis (my grandparents, 6 cousins, aunts, and uncles) that it is hard. The only advice I have to give is don't force your family to view things or convince them of the obviously wrong animal cruelty going on. I also cope with it by ignoring their persistance to make me eat meat and tell myself that I'm doing the right thing. But if you really want to show your dad "Earthlings" find a way to just have it on when he walks in the room maybe he'll just start watching it. I hope this helps.
my dad too. he told me that he doesn't oppose me of being a vegetarian/ vegan but he was saying that i might have difficulties next time like when i go traveling or when there's family gathering. i would not be able to eat majority of the food and i will be hungry and all. he said once in a while i should sacrifice and eat meat and bend when the situation arrises.
then i was thinking whats the difference between vegetarian and meat eater then? i still eat meat once in awhile and i don't want to be that. whey do i have to bend myself? when i travel i can ask the cook to prepare something vegetarian for me. when i go out i can order veges and all. he is just concern that there's no food available and that he is lonely cos when we go out and eat he can no longer enjoy or order a variety of food as he's the only one eating meat. idk what to do about it. why do i have to blend in with the situation? then animals are still being killed. it's like i'm going with the convenience. i know my resistance of eating meat has caused inconveniency and i've been chided for my singularity but thats not why i should bend in and go with the flow. then whats the difference?
how do i convince my dad or tell my dad that he should be proud of me and no matter how difficult it is he should support me till the end. he's just bored and lonely he no longer can have company to eat flesh.
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