No matter their reason for choosing to forgo meat, vegetarians and vegans are certainly entitled to eat how they'd like. And yet, despite noted benefits like increased happiness, reduced stress and even potentially longer lives, many report facing confusion and disapproval from carnivorous dining partners.
Do you wear leather? --Sydney S. Wiggins
Aside from the "are you getting enough protein?" question which is a constant, I hear "I tried that for a week. Was sick the whole time. Some people just need animals to live." --Erin Noel Grennan
"Where do you get your protein?!?!" No one ever cared before I was vegan! Why do they care now? --Laura Guest Baker
"But you'll eat chicken, right? " *sigh* --Hazel Willis Walker
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