Little Vegetarian's Confusion Over Meat Eaters Isn't as Adorable as It Looks (VIDEO)

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little evie vegetarian chickensAn adorable little "vegetarian" named Evie is getting a lot of buzz around the web today for appearing in a video talking with a woman off-screen who we can only guess is her mother about chickens. Evie can't wrap her head around the idea of a person eating a whole entire LIVE chicken, so Mom explains that the chicken is actually dead. "Wait, did you say dead chickens? Do you mean killing chickens? Whoa." Yup, Mom explains, "some people" kill chickens, cut them up, and cook them as FOOD. Little Evie doesn't get it, and Mom admits with a chuckle that neither does she! Silly, bizarre meat-eaters!

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The reaction to this so far has been basically, "Awww, how cute is this little vegetarian who wants to say hi to a chicken instead of eat it?!" But I couldn't be more annoyed. Evie appears to be naive in the ways of meat-eating only by fault of how she's being brought up -- by someone who is obviously a devout vegetarian or vegan. To each their own, but I don't see a little girl who has independently come to the conclusion that she doesn't like meat or want to eat it for ethical reasons. She doesn't get it, because she's never been exposed to it.

Further, why does Mom have to be so self-righteous about it? Indoctrinating her daughter, spinning meat-eating as some shocking, disgusting practice "some people" engage in? She might as well tell her daughter that meat-eaters are malicious zombies. Ugh.

Don't get me wrong. Choosing vegetarianism or veganism is awesome. I'm all about people choosing the diet that works best for them (preferably as an adult after being exposed to different diets and deciding what works best for you mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.). But to exploit an child's innocent reaction to push your soapbox agenda? Now that's foul. 

What's your reaction to this video?


 

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nonmember avatar sophie

Malicious zombies? In bold? You must be right. This is a black and white issue and this kids mom should be reported.



I'm being sarcastic because this article doesnt deserve anything but mockery.

nonmember avatar rachel

"She doesn't get it, because she's never been exposed to it."
So by the same argument non-vegetarians don't get it either because they've never been exposed to vegetarianism. Nevertheless they have no problem making fun of vegetarians just like you Maressa.

bella... bellacazzate

Don't you mean that's fowl


:::snicker snicker snicker::: ;)

nonmember avatar My opinion

I 100% agree with the article writer. It's not cute. I don't believe in forcing something on your kids. I think it would not kill you to buy your child some meat bit even if you don't that's your business but the mom handles this so wrong it's sad. That is exactly how self righteous, spoiled brats are made. And that's what her daughter and herself look like in the video. I don't agree with vegetarians but I don't judge them or think they're are less than me. I will teach my kids to do the same and not judge anyone. But the mom was ignorant in her video so imagine what she is like off video.

nonmember avatar My opinion

I 100% agree with the article writer. It's not cute. I don't believe in forcing something on your kids. I think it would not kill you to buy your child some meat bit even if you don't that's your business but the mom handles this so wrong it's sad. That is exactly how self righteous, spoiled brats are made. And that's what her daughter and herself look like in the video. I don't agree with vegetarians but I don't judge them or think they're are less than me. I will teach my kids to do the same and not judge anyone. But the mom was ignorant in her video so imagine what she is like off video.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

For once, I couldn't agree with youmore. This little girl is being taught to be judgmental of others without being fully informed.

femal... femaleMIKE

that pretty much sums up what meat eating is.  We kill the chicken and eat it.  It becomes food.  I like my chicken.

craft... craftycatVT

There is NOTHING wrong here. She is having an honest conversation with her daughter.

We all raise our children according to our beliefs. Do you feed your children meat? Then I could say, "well maybe you should wait until they're old enough to decide for themselves if they want to eat it or not."

Would you say the same thing about a family taking their kid to church services? That's also something they don't make their own choices about until they're older. In so many aspects you live by your family's beliefs until you're an adult.

I am a meat eater now, but was a vegetarian for 7 years and let me say that meat eaters are the most critical and judgmental people when they find out that someone is a veggie. They take the phrase, "I'm a vegetarian," as a personal attack.

the4m... the4mutts

What stuck out to me here is you pointing out that she said "some people" like you feel she was using those words like dirty words. When I explain different lifestyles to my kids, I always say "some people" choose this or that.

So what if she called meat eaters "some people"? Its not like she said "some disgusting assholes like to eat dead animals"

I honestly dont know why SOME PEOPLE care so much about how others eat. Its not being forced on you, so don't worry about it. If that kid ends up at school with your kid, teach yours to be the bigger person by using key phrases like "this is how we live our lives, it doesnt make us better or worse than you, so please leave me alone"

Simple. Its just a food choice. No big.

mommy... mommytojack0524

There are two ways to say "some people". One is "some people do this, others do that" with a calm, no big deal approach. The other is to say "some people" with a heavy sigh, condescending tone and an eye roll. 

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