marylily2 said: I feel really down today PETA. Down about the animals. I've been vegan for nearly 2 years and I know it's a good thing. But I'm so sick of being an arm chair activist. I want to go out there and rescue battery hens and male chicks and veal calves and all of the other abused animals. What more can I do? I already donate a few times per month. I'm also disabled so things like protests are very tricky.
We completely understand how you feel!! Sometimes we feel very, very down as well. :( It’s hard when you love animals to see them abused every day. Have you joined our street team? :) The missions are very easy to complete, disabled or not! http://peta2.me/2pi6w
Thank you so much for your compassion. You can and will make a difference, and you affect everyone around you with your positive choices. <3
weshouldjustdoit said: I've recently became vegan. But my family loves to fish and go crabbing. If I fish I use fake bait and always put the fish back. But if we catch crabs they eat them, I never have. Is it still wrong if I do that stuff. I'm not going to not be vegan, but I like family bonding
Firstly, you’re amazing! Thank you for staying strong, you save so many animal lives every year.
Family can be difficult when you are vegan. Sadly, even catch-and-release can traumatize or injure the fish, and they often die shortly after. :( If the fam insists on fishing/crabbing, perhaps you can refrain from directly participating in the activity.
Another option is coming up with fun, cruelty-free family bonding trips instead! Hiking, boating, swimming, bicycling, and camping are all fun, outdoor activities that don’t harm animals! Maybe the fam could find a new way to bond and stay together.
Thank you so much for your question!