29 Feb '16, 1am

Talking to Children About Veganism

In the most recent classroom I worked in, I worked with first through third graders, so the children were just then starting to learn the basics of how to form an ethical outlook on the world. I’m asked all the time, did I hide my own veganism? No. Never. Unlike adults, children are very receptive to vegan basics, as they haven’t yet been completely socialized to take part in speciesism. Some of my most delightful moments were during lunch time, when a child might offer me something from the lunch spread and talk the “is it vegan” checklist out loud to themselves, careful that whatever they served me was Ms. McGrath friendly. When students approached me and asked why I didn’t eat chicken or ice cream or cheese, I kindly told them I thought it was wrong to take things from animal’s bodies in order to nourish myself. Children are curious, and they pressed me. I felt no qualm...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/01/27/talking-to-children-ab...

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