There is a lot being written out there today about Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper cheating on his vegan diet with a little dairy. I’m seeing lots of criticism and downright mean things being said about his decision to eat some cheese. Recently Natalie Portman has also gotten a lot of criticism for eating non-vegan sweets while pregnant. It upsets me to see some people criticize others who are really doing their part. Isn’t it better to be 98% vegan, than not try at all? To treat these people as if they are doing as much damage as carnivores just isn’t fair.
No one is perfect and simply by not eating meat vegetarians are saving dozens of animals. Add up all the animals being saved by vegetarians not eating meat and we are talking in the millions every year. So isn’t saving all those animals enough that the people writing nasty things can give them a break? I, for one, applaud even those that have started going meat-free just once a week. It’s a start, and again, even that small contribution can make a huge difference to animals. So whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or trying to become a vegetarian I applaud what you are doing!