The people on Facebook and the people commenting on the article were furious, just furious. All I could think was, what if he had eaten the kitten afterwards? Isn't that basically the same thing as what all these people do every day? That man found it pleasurable to kick a kitten, all these other people find it pleasurable to eat animal flesh, what's the difference? Some animal had to suffer for your pleasure. Holy shit I AM a vegan....Damnit...
This is pretty much what happened to me, too! Started this WOE for health reasons, then began to shift to a totally different and unexpected perspective. Suddenly I could not understand how anyone could be so blind as to eat meat, when they loved their pets so very much.
We have pets, and our Vet is, as it turns out, a vegan. He is also the absolute kindest vet I have ever seen - he handles each animal like a newborn, and he teared up noticeably when we had to put our old kitty to sleep almost a year ago. I had an interesting conversation with him about being vegan after I "turned" - he is one of the only people I know (in person, not "virtually") who feels like I do - and it was so nice to be able to talk freely, without offending anyone.
If I say anything close to what I really think, most people I know look at me like I have three heads.
Even my husband, who does stay away from animal products primarily, except for the occasional holiday, is not swayed by the vegan perspective, although he has changed to the extent that on the rare occasions he does have an animal product, he does his best to make sure it is not factory-farmed and is super-duper-free-range. Which is expensive. Probably the price meat should be, as a matter of fact.
Me: The man that was there has parkinson's, I'm NOT letting him cut my hair again. So I had the woman cut it.
Wife: So you got "boobs in the face"?!
Me: No! She was not large chested.
Wife: So you noticed her tits!?
LOL -- I believe that's one of those woman conversations, it doesn't matter what you answer because you're already in trouble and the conversation is simply the punishment.
As a woman, I have to agree, albeit with sadness and reluctance. You were lost from the start. Probably she was upset about something else - perhaps insecure about her attractiveness - and this was just
the perfect outlet.