Written by PETA
We've all been there—holding our signs, chanting our protest slogans, passing out our leaflets, and smiling and waving until we felt like the bloody Queen of England. And then some person who's having a bad day decides to take it out on you because you're an easy target.
He or she says something mean or stupid—or, ingeniously, both—and you need a comeback … fast. Here's the catch: Your comeback has to be polite. And since you're not going to change the person with one quick-witted quip, you need to try to engage him or her by making a quick point and then asking questions so that you can have a conversation about the issues. Seem like too tall of an order? Not at all! Check out our top 10 comebacks at a protest (to keep it simple, let's say it's a pro-vegetarian protest). Keep in mind, there's no "right answer." Basically, you want to open the person's mind to the fact that animals suffer terribly and he or she can do something about it.
Posted by Grace Friedan, Researcher
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