How do I put up with my brother-in-law’s toxic views on animal welfare on a family holiday? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri

What would happen if you did lose your temper with him instead of always trying to keep a lid on it? Would that be so terrible?

For over 15 years I have been polite but distant with my brother-in-law. I have experienced a lot of inner turmoil about his unsustainable farming practices and treatment of animals, including hunting and shooting for sport and pleasure.

As the only vegan/vegetarian in the family, I have kept this disapproval to myself, though everyone knows I am an active environmentalist and supporter of animal rights. I recently learned he is teaching his young son these traditions, apparently against the boy’s will. Knowing how sweet and compassionate the boy is, this is becoming even more difficult for me.

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