Don't kid yourself - every new vegan makes a positive difference - to the animals, the environment, their health, world hunger. And they can and do influence & inspire others to make the compassionate choice of living!
"Asking vegans and vegetarians to respect your decision to eat meat is on par with asking feminists to respect sexists, asking people of color to respect racists and asking homosexuals to respect homophobes.
Carnism: Why Eating Animals Is a Social Justice Issue
This picture demonstrates why eating animals, specifically pigs, is a social justice violation because there's a double-standard which is overlooked every time this occurs. Humans as a species have developed this affinity for certain animals but have forgotten that all animals are individuals. S.R.