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.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind