It might make me a speciesist to say this, but people are much more important to me than animals. So if on my birthday, someone makes or buys me a non-vegan cake, I’m going to have a slice to avoid offending that person or causing hurt feelings. There have been so many instances in my vegan experience thus far where someone has made a special effort—at a restaurant, family dinner, or gathering with friends—to make sure I was accommodated. As vegans, we need to reciprocate. There are more appropriate time to talk about our lifestyle choices.
~ Emily Weingarten (March 13, 2010)