Sorry if this question has already been posted. In case please
let me know where or if it's not appropriate.
I wonder if you came up with a sort of list of the main reasons
why omnivores (or vegetarians) don't turn vegan sooner or ever.
I just joined the group of discussions here, the "vegans and non-vegans" so maybe
that's the most appropriate forum where to ask this?
Anyway, I'm being very careful putting this question here cause
I just posted a reply in an Italian vegan forum to a girl who was wondering why knowledge of animal suffering isn't enough for people to change,
and my reply
got erased straight away and when i asked why, they deleted
my question too, and then
they just said it was antivegan to list reasons people dont become vegans and they got VERY mad and I was completely bewildered and when I tried to ask what exactly was wrong
with trying to understand the reasons (call them excuses if you will)
why people take so long to cHANGE, I noticed i could no longer
reply cause they had banned me from the forum...
I am quite shocked.
i had joined a week ago or so and so far I had done nothing but
exchanging useful information with other vegan teachers on where
to get some good material to use with our kids.
I'm quite an activist and I already turned a considerable number of people into vegetarians or they cut their intake of milk and meat a LOT.
I really hope not all vegans are that proud as to not even
want to DISCUSS such an important question .
I think understanding exactly why the overwhelming majority of people are still meat eaters is crucial , especially for activists.
I'm really worried to see that they wouldn't even start this discussion.
Only 0.5% of people are vegans in the USA and other European countries.
Clearly they all have reasons.
we can easily call those reasons "excuses" and i think I'd agree that
80% of them are excuses, but I'm trying to get into their shoes before
i'm so quick on judging them.
And once I could understand those reasons, i wouldn't justify them of course, but i would try my best to focus my activism in directions
aimed at removing those reasons, one by one.
I dont know..
i had a really bad vibe from what happened today in that forum..
I'm afraid they don't do animals a favour by putting themselves
on a pedistal and judging people who are exactly like they were too
until they turned vegans.
I felt a lack of humility if you know what i mean..
anyway, sorry if this isn't the right place to post this.
Please dont ban me too!!
If you think i'm very wrong, just pls help me understand.