Growing up I did not know what a vegan was. My sister decided to be vegetarian when I was between ten and twelve (around 1980?), I guess – so I’ve got 30 years of experience in this realm. However I’ve only had a plant-based diet and had a serious interest in animal rights for for about two years – since I was around 40.
With little warning but lots of support our three kids have grown accustomed to this world where pets are the only animals that are safe. Obviously there are many other families who share our situation and have to explain (to their children) why people eat animals. Please enjoy: http://www.vegfamily.com/vegan-children/innocence-lost.htm