One of the many accusations frequently levelled at vegans is how intolerant they are towards people who choose to eat meat and people who behave cruelly towards animals.
I’ve personally encountered interactions just like this.
For example, I follow articles and social media about animal equality, which support the elimination of animal farming practices and other forms of cruelty towards animals.
And what I’ve repeatedly noticed are vegans imposing guilt on others who comment on the upsetting content of the posts, but who haven’t yet arrived at a decision to stop eating meat.
Instead of influencing these people towards veganism, they end up alienating and embarrassing them.
I feel this is one of the reasons, vegans are often viewed as extremist, unrealistic and, at times, a little flaky.
They’re seldom seen as compassionate because their compassion can appear to be quite biased towards animals.
So why would it be helpful for vegans to change their approach and attitude towards people doing harm to animals?
Because then our love becomes grace-filled and truly unconditional. Continue reading