Your Thoughts Thursday: Serving Non-Vegan Guests
Ever since vegetarian Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, non-meat eaters serving their guests flesh has been a hot topic. Many people, vegans included, have been claiming it’s rude to serve vegan food to your non-vegan guests, and the polite thing to do is slap down that steak for which they were really hoping. The argument on the pro-meat-serving side is if a vegan went to a wedding they would expect to be accommodated, so the same should be done for omnivores. The anti-meat-serving argument is no one would go to a Jewish wedding expecting pork chops or and Hindu wedding hoping for a steak. So my questions is, should vegans feel obligated to serve non-vegan food at their wedding, party, or event?
- Would you serve meat or serve vegan?
- Would it bother you that, whether you’re eating it or not, lives are being ended in your honor?
- Or do you think it’s one meal and no one is going to die without animal products?
- Is it hypocritical for vegans to be serving people flesh?
- Do your parents’ and family’s wishes matter?
- What about if your soon-to-be spouse isn’t vegan?
- As a vegan, do you even expect to be accommodated at an event?
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