Yes, even courteous people have pet peeves, but before I continue I want everyone to know that I do NOT dislike all vegans! Just wanted to make that clear before continuing. Now, these vegans are the ones who not only verbally bash people who eat meat, but they bash on pescatarians and every type of vegetarian as well.
They believe that we're the ignorant ones because if we were any "smarter" or "aware" of dairy then we'd all be vegan. What they refuse to see is that many of us are more than aware of the dairy/ poultry industry BUT everyone is entitled to make their own choices.
Some of these vegans go as far as to say that vegetarians lack compassion and a connection with animals that only vegans can feel. I have probably watched all of the animal abuse and meat, dairy, and poultry factory videos that these vegans have watched and read the pamphlets as well. Instead of attacking vegetarians, they should be more understanding because many of them started off as vegetarians.
I was vegan for a year but reverted back to my vegetarian lifestyle when I moved out. I live on a very tight budget and am still learning how to cook more vegetarian (and VEGAN) dishes. I even avoid dairy milk, butter, and cheese as much as I can. I only drink dairy milk in smoothies and shakes (unless there is almond milk at home) but never by itself. Do these vegans know this about me? Of course not, so they put me under this category where they see me less superior to them because I am not "aware" of the dairy industries cruelty towards cows.
I know what goes on behind the curtain, but as I said earlier, these people don't know my situation or the situation of other vegetarians. I admire kind and understanding vegans; not only were some of them vegetarians once, but they're strong enough to be amiable towards people who do not live the same lifestyle as theirs. Below is a list of some of my favorite vegan bloggers and their blogs. Feel free to visit them and give them a follow!
(No Particular Order.)
Melody Polakow: Melomeals: Healthy and delicious mostly vegan, frugal recipes.
Amey: Vegan Eats & Treats!
Have you ever dealt with difficult vegans? Feel free to comment and share your opinions and/ or stories in the comment box below.