The key is to educate others about why you take the position
People say that being a vegan creates a social problem in that others may react negatively. But isn’t that the case if you take a principled position on any issue, whether it’s racism, sexism, heterosexism, violence as a general matter—or speciesism? The key is to educate others about why you take the position.
~ Gary L. Francione (March 7, 2011)