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Is it OK to patronize restaurants and grocery stores that sell animal products?

If we refuse to buy vegetarian food from a supermarket or restaurant that sells or serves meat, the message sent to these businesses is simply one less sale of a vegetarian entrée or item. This translates in their minds as less demand for vegetarian foods, which could result in such offerings being removed from the shelves or menus. That would be very bad, indeed!

It’s also a good rule of thumb to fill out a comment card or thank to the manager whenever you’re impressed with a business’s vegetarian selection.