The Best and Worst of Veg*nism

The hardest part is listening to endless jokes about how tasty animals are; and enduring self-conscious snickers and arrogant remarks from acquaintances, relatives, co-workers and strangers who feel uneasy around those who have made a decision to live a more compassionate life. It’s fielding a seemingly endless stream of ill-informed objections about protein, god, evolution, polar bears, the Inuit and whether plants feel pain. The hardest part about being vegan is coming to the very painful realization that my faith in the inherent goodness of people might be a bit naive.

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