Friday, July 19, 2013
Dialog Concludes Oberg "Week"
John: How do you deal with omnivores' "extreme PETA" label that is so often applied to vegan advocates?
Matt: We aren’t PETA. There isn’t anything else we can do / say; there is no "magic answer" that will get everyone to consider the animals' plight.
Keep in mind that at this time, most people will make some excuse / rationalization to avoid facing / dealing with the cruelty behind their choices -- at least initially. If it wasn't their stereotype of PETA, it would be something else.
We know and accept that we can’t “answer” everything / everyone. We need to remain focused on the animals, not other issues. We have limited time and resources, and need to reach those who are at least somewhat open minded.
J: I love that response. I'm not saying I'm against PETA, but being written off because of a person's perception of a SEPARATE organization is sometimes frustrating. I had never thought about the fact that they're simply trying to find a rationalization behind eating meat and not face the consequences of their eating habits.