Resistance to Going Vegan: Excuses and Responses

If you love animals, why are you still eating them?

The author poses holding Ricky, a rooster, at PreetiRang Sanctuary. Pax is wearing a purple hoodie, tinted eyeglasses, and a faded black AIDS Walk San Francisco 2000 baseball cap. Photo by Ziggy, November 2016.

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought renewed attention to the harm animal agriculture inflicts not only on our fellow animals, but humans as well. From the origins of COVID-19 in a wet market, to the spread of infection in slaughterhouses, people have had plenty of good reasons to stop consuming…