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October 13, 2014
My mom used to work with a woman whose young son (7 or so?) was a huge animal lover. He loved them so much he didn't want to eat them and was proud that he didn't eat them. The woman told my mom that she'd been giving him chicken nuggets anyway and telling them they were the vegetarian/vegan type. Both my mother and I found that profoundly disturbing and disheartening. It makes me sad, even now, to think about that betrayal. What purpose does her deception serve? How hard would it be for her to truthfully accommodate her son's loveliness?