This article is so cute. Just read these bits:
Brooke English gave up eating meat for ethical reasons: She loves animals. [...]
Brooke is 6. She recently munched a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a salad in her Brandon home, where there’s an ideological divide. Brooke lives with her mother, who eats meat.
These days, Brooke is not alone. Young children are deciding to cut meat out of their diets and many of their meat-eating parents are backing them.
“I think she’s 100 percent right,” said Brooke’s mother, Heidi English. “I’m so proud of her.” [...]
English is single and wants her daughter to be strong in her convictions. She thinks by encouraging her to make her own decisions she’ll be empowered to continue doing so.
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PS – I went vegetarian when I was a kid, too. My mom was very much like Heidi English. She believed in giving me the freedom to make my own healthy choices and she let me go veg. 27 years later here I am, healthy and happy, promoting veganism!