Yesterday I was at this café in Sweden called Wayne's Coffee and I asked it they had anything that was vegan. She had no idea what being vegan was but well, she tried... She offered me gluten free and other weird stuff that doesn't have anything with veganism to do. She thought it was really weird that I didn't want some nutbar thingy that didn't even have a list of ingredients...
You know speciesism and hypocrisy? Yesterday I saw a detective story on TV and a dog almost got killed by a bomb and my not-vegan father was like "Oh, I really care about the dog, I hope it will be alright" and I just "You care about the dog?" with sceptical voice as I always to when a non-vegan says they feel sorry for an animal, and he answered yes and I got so frustrated, why does he not care about the pigs and cows and fishes and other animals he is eating?
#12 Or like my cousin last summer: Some animal was almost hit by a car, and she was like "How great they survived" and then she came home and ate pig. And when people feel sorry about animal abuse and just like "and now I am going to eat the dead body of an animal and drink milk that is made for cows because of course I am a calf". (Sorry for my irritation, I just do not have any vegan IRL-friends to share these thoughts with.)
#12 Or like my cousin last summer. Some animal almost got hit by a car and she was like "How great they survived" and then she came home and ate pig. Does not make sense. And people who feel sorry for animal abuse and then are like "I am going to eat the body of a dead animal and drink milk from a cow - because I'm obviously a calf - and I consider myself an animal lover". (Sorry for my irritation, I just do not have any vegan IRL-friends to share these thoughts with.)
I've had so many WTF moments lately that I can't even bother writing about all of them. Sometimes I really think people are getting more educated or whatever and than all of this stupidness hits me.
Today someone, who knows I'm vegan, gave me pillows with actual bird feathers and was upset when I didn't want them. Omfg. The other day someone told me that I shouldn't care about wearing leather etc because some of the cows are happy and die from age or other natural cases... I can't even.
#1 although I'm not vegan, I am gluten free, and I often get the same unknowing response and people offering me a vegan substitute which often has wheat in. People need to understand the difference between the two!
Feel free to check out my gluten-free living community here on savvity.