Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Between the pig farms and a swamp!
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Yes, the OP chose to eat meat. Lots of people choose to eat meat. If she was newly veg, and said that she felt like vomiting after eating all that meat (and that's what her diet consisted of before deciding to become veg) and wanted to be veg, wouldn't we support her trying to transition to a veg diet?
I don't really see it any differently. She's not going to find support for being a veg in an omni world in any other forum. While we may disagree with her choice, she has reaffirmed her committment to veg*nism. That's more than many of our spouses have done.
I am saddened that the OP felt so frustrated and desperate that she ate meat. I am encouraged by the fact that it's unlikely that she'll choose to any time soon. I am saddened by how quickly some of us have judged her. Have none of us ever made a choice that we've later regretted? I know that I have. I am encouraged by the many tolerant voices I hear on this thread.
I try to remember that we are all doing the best we can for our families. And, remember eating less meat is still better than the Standard American Diet. Is it perfect? No. But, every little bit means fewer animals suffer. It doesn't have to be an all or nothing thing. I would love to strive towards veganism, but it's not a committment that I can make at this time. I cook almost exclusively vegan meals in my home though. Am I still contributing to animal suffering? Most certainly. Does this make me sad? Yes. I am doing what I can for now. Maybe at a future date I will do better.
To the OP, good luck on being a veg*n in an omni world. It is not an easy path. May your recent incident give you new resolve.