Hi, I am pretty much vegan, and I am a caring animal advocate. However, when I hear about or see something I don’t agree with, I usually don’t speak up about because I’m afraid that my mum and/or the other person in question will get angry. I’m sensitive and afraid of my mum’s anger. I’m 22, but I still live with my mum, who gets angry a lot and is frequently stressed. For instance, when I’m out by the beach and I see someone fishing (which I don’t agree with), I don’t go up and speak with them about it because I’m afraid of them and/or my mum getting angry about it, and I’m afraid they’ll say something that will upset me (I have anxiety issues relating to animal rights). When my grandad came in just now and said about baby pheasants being taken, he also said “horrible things they are” (in reference to other animals, possibly seagulls). I didn’t speak up, but I was anxious. In regards to other people having their own opinions, I believe that everyone should have a right to their own opinion providing they are compassionate and are not hurting, harming or killing (or contributing to the death/suffering) of any other *sentient* being. I believe that every human should be forced to be vegan, except for those who need to be non-vegan in order to survive and/or ensure their wellbeing and/or the wellbeing of others (e.g. Inuit, people who might be stranded on a desert island or in the wilderness with no other choice). I would have sport fishing banned. I would have all unnecessary hunting and trapping banned. I would have the unnecessary consumption of meat and fish banned. I would have the cruel practices of the dairy, egg and wool industries banned. I wouldn’t want unnecessary violence towards people who abuse animals, hunt for sport, fish for sport, etc. though. I believe in compassion and kindness for all. I hope you don’t mind the long post. Please offer your advice as soon as possible, and please be kind and sensitive to my feelings if you can. Thank you.