Vegans always have to tell everyone they’re vegan and they incessantly force their vegan-ness on everyone around them. The Holy Crusade of veganism is a plague of misplaced good-intentions, which is all fun and games until we find families caught in the cross-hairs. Although the argument of a vegan diet is pretty solid (eating sustainably, environmental impact, health, animal rights, yada yada yada), the ultimate reason why nobody is doing it is because animal products are freakin’ delicious. Cake, burgers, pizza, and flippin’ CHEESE are foods that aren’t on the menu for vegans and most people just can’t handle that. For that reason, the vegans are isolated once again.
More specifically, one boy couldn’t handle the loneliness of being vegan. As a 12 year old, he didn’t care much about his diet to begin with, but when his vegan mother forced her dietary choices onto him, he felt the pang of being left out from all of the food-related activities. He could no longer go to the pancake breakfasts at school or participate in after-practice chicken nuggies with the team, so finally the kid broke down and started using his own cash to buy himself non-vegan snacks just so that he would fit in.
When dad found out, he turned a 180-flip on the family diet and decided the boy’s social well-being was more important than the life of a chicken headed for the slaughterhouse– His wife felt differently. Scroll for the full story on how veganism got totally out of hand when a woman put the lives of nameless livestock over the life of her own son.