Would you tell your young child where his meat came from?
My DH does not eat animal products at home but he does at work.
my kids do not drink cows milk or eat cheese or eggs (allergies) and they have very little meat. Most weeks they go without eating meat at all.
So i was chatting with my 5 year old son and he knows I'm Vegan and knows what it means too (he associates me to a herbivore dinosaur lol). He asked me about his hot dogs and chicken nuggets and i told him that his hot dog use to be a cow and his chicken nuggets came from a chicken. So he had a lot of questions as to why they kill animals and so on.
After about 30 minutes of our conversation, i'm pretty sure he will never touch meat again (or at least not any time soon).
I am not one who would push veganism on anyone and i let everyone decide their own path. But if someone asks me questions, i will answer them truthfully and with as much knowledge as possible.
So would you tell your young kids where meat comes from? Do you think they would not eat it anymore if they knew the truth?
BTW - I've been a vegetarian for most of my life and became a vegan this year to see if my migraine headaches go away.. so going vegan was mainly for health reasons but it turned ethical after doing some research.