Man gets an ultimatum from his vegan girlfriend who demands he give away his cat

A 22-year-old man has been dating his girlfriend for seven months. The man said that his girlfriend is amazing and they are super compatible in many things. There are a lot of people who when they fell in love with someone are ready to give and sacrifice everything. But when it comes to pets, it’s a different story.

His girlfriend was a vegan, a fact which shouldn’t make a whole lot of difference, but the way she approaches veganism kind of does. Until one day his girlfriend talks to him and said that there was no future until he gives his beloved fur friend away.

When the man heard his girlfriend say those words, he felt like he has been slapped on the face. The reason was it violates the principles of veganism.

Here is the full story that the man shared on Reddit;

The man released an update that he made clear that his girlfriend’s extreme views on domestic cats are not representative of the vegan/vegetarian community.

“I do think that, sometimes, new vegans can be a little overzealous. In reality, most of us are just doing the best that we can to not hurt animals!” he said.

He also clarifies that they broke up already because he will never give up on his beloved cat.

“Many users said that this situation was about control, not veganism, and looking back, I do see a pattern of control on my girlfriend’s part.” He added.

These are the people who commented on the situation

 

3 thoughts on “Man gets an ultimatum from his vegan girlfriend who demands he give away his cat

  1. Mittens is GORGEOUS!! I’m glad that you’ve made the decision to keep her, because that is the right decision in a situation like this. I agree with some of the previous posts that your ex-gf seemed to be looking for a way out of the relationship, and there was definitely a control issue in her ultimatum to give Mittens away. What IF you had given her up, and your relationship ended over a different issue?
    I think that you dodged a bullet here! And, many vegans DO have cats, so I don’t know what’s up with that; for her to imply that vegans shouldn’t have cats is ridiculous! Would it be better for the poor cat to be homeless or put down for NO good reason? It’s in a cat’s nature to eat meat, that’s NOT an “option”, and it’s also part of their nature to hunt (mice). Cats are beautiful and they are wonderful to live with. Your Mittens is a very beautiful cat, with the CUTEST face ever!! I wish you and Mittens a long and happy life, and who knows? You just might meet someone in the (near?) future who WON’T insist on changing or controlling your life. If your ex really cared about you, she’d also learn to accept and care for your sweet cat, also.
    Good luck and hang in there!

  2. I am 84 years old and most of my life have eaten
    meat, beef, chicken or pork. I don’t care for fish,
    but I eat shrimp and crab legs. I have never heard
    of people being Vegan until a few years ago. Being
    a vegetarian is totally different and everyone is
    entitled to choose his/her own lifestyle. Making an
    issue of a pet eating meat is totally ridiculous and I
    am happy the man refused to rehome his cat. It opened his eyes to the controlling woman he thought he had a future with and kicked her to the curb!

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