View Full Version : My deal with a meat eater...
08-14-2002, 11:10 PM
He says he'll go vegan for 3 weeks if afterword I eat a small,plain hamburger. I figure that his not eating animal products for 3 weeks will help the vegan cause more than my eating a single burger will hurt it. I trust this guy deeply, so I know he'll really do it. I know I might get a bit sick, but besides that, does this sound like a good trade off? Thanks.
08-15-2002, 03:08 AM
Sounds pretty manipulative to me. I wouldn't do it.
08-15-2002, 06:44 AM
Being vegan is a commitment- not a trade-off. Put your convictions first and others will respect you and maybe even follow your lead. But DON'T compromise. I agree with Maggie- that sounds pretty darn manipulative. Think about this guy's motives- probably to get some sick pleasure out of convincing/tricking a vegan into willingly eating a meat product. He does NOT understand or respect the true reasons behind veganism if this is his "deal." He is not sincerely interested in becoming vegan. You can control your own diet but not others' so please put your body and your convictions first. Please don't do this "deal-" it will hurt the vegan movement more than help it.
08-15-2002, 07:16 AM
If he's only to go vegan for three weeks then he's not really interested in being vegan. Don't sacrifice your ideals for him. Let him be who he is and you be who you are. If he wants to try veganism, he shouldn't ask you to eat a hamburger. He knows it would harm you and wants you to do it anyway. Does it seem like there's anything wrong with that?
08-15-2002, 09:43 AM
I agree with everyone else - don't do it. The other day my cousin said he would try soy milk if my dh drank cow milk. My dh said no way, he would throw up, lol.
Really I don't think I would be able to eat a hamburger - I'd be too grossed out - no matter what the cause.
08-20-2002, 02:50 PM
My boyfriend at first didnt understand. He thought he could make me eat meat. Now he understands this is core belief that I couldnt change if I wanted to. I cant even smell burning smell burnt flesh without puking anyway.
It is very manipulative of him, IF he doesnt understand how basic the core belief is. For him its a diet. For its its our values/morals that tells us loud and clear that taking the flesh and by-products of animals raised terror and filth is just not something we choose to do.
For him it would be like us not eating bread for three weeks, we like bread but have no reason to give it up...neither does he.:)
08-22-2002, 05:51 PM
Thumbs down for your boyfriend. Why would he test you like that? I don't want to judge him or your relationship. All I can say is his 'deal' is so uncool.
-K (with non-vegan boyfriend who respects my choice and wishes other would do the same)
09-01-2002, 11:10 PM
I agree with everyone else. His deal sounds manipulative and it is inconsiderate of him to expect you to adjust your ideals for him. Please reconsider going along with this.
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