If it’s too scary to tell children, wouldn’t it be too scary to feed it to them? or us? Ruby Roth is certainly raising controversy with her new book “Vegan is Love.” One interviewer implied that children would be going to therapy because of what they read in this book. Personally, when I found out what I was eating I felt scared and alone. It’d be one thing if there weren’t healthy and delicious options. The vegan food I’m making now is so delicious I find my heart opening with every bite. In the past I felt uncomfortable at dinner gatherings. Now, there’s nothing that feels more healing to my body than sitting down with friends to a table where I know that no animal has suffered at my expense.
Closing awareness in one area of our lives will automatically make us less aware in general. Making the connection with what is on our plate raises our intelligence in other areas. I first read this in Will Tuttle’s award winning book World Peace Diet.
Trauma to tell a child what’s really on his plate? I don’t think so. To keep it secret and have them find out later can make them wonder what else has been kept under wraps. Give them choices of healthy options. It’s win/win for them, the animals, and the planet.