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Compassionate 3-year-old becomes YouTube star

Compassionate 3-year-old becomes YouTube star

Posted 3 June 2013   by Amy         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: go veg, vegetarian, video, cute

Luiz is only three years old but he has made up his mind that he is not going to eat anything (or rather, anyone) with a head. In the last couple of days, he's become an internet sensation, with over a million views on YouTube.

There comes a time in every child's life when they realise that meat used to be an animal. I remember the day my little sister realised that 'pig' and 'pork' were one and the same. She put down her fork and cried. I'm embarrassed to say that at the time I laughed at her and told her to eat her chops.

Now, it seems perfectly reasonable to me that she should have this reaction and I wish I could go back in time, give her a cuddle and make her a veggie burger. But at that age I had already learned to accept what society says is 'normal' and 'ok'.

Children don't just accept. Children ask questions. A lot of questions. All the time. The questions Luiz asks his mum are questions that I wish I'd asked earlier. It was only years later, that I realised, like Luiz, I wanted animals to 'stay standing up'.

When did you first make the connection between meat and the animals it came from? How did you react?

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Theodora Theodora 4 June 2013
1
Aww! If only all kids did that- and if only adults saw things from his point of view!
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Ring064 Ring064 5 June 2013
2
has the video been taken off or something?? it is not working and i cannot watch it... confused
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Amy Amy 6 June 2013
3
Hi Ring064. My apologies. The video should be working now happy Enjoy! It is super cute.
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twisted soul twisted soul 6 June 2013
4
Pretty advanced 3yr old, I didn't do that 'till I was 11
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Sanchari Bhava Sanchari Bhava 14 June 2013
5
Smarter then the MUM!!!
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Soy Soldier Soy Soldier 23 June 2013
6
i adored this. got a little dust aggravating my eyes ha
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