As long as you’re polite, any other negative reaction is on them. Some meat eaters get really defensive (as do some vegans) because they are anticipating criticism even when it isn’t there. Once you’ve made it clear it’s a personal decision and not a judgment, that should be the end of it. If they choose to make a fuss after that it’s just bad behavior on their part.

Full disclosure: I am a meat eater.

Linguist, philosopher, lover of history, wordhound, 21 year New Yorker, searching for meaning in the universe

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