Your style of writing is so passionate! I must say I also do not celebrate holidays with my family, too many animals products and apathy. The holidays should be about happiness and being thankful. I am certainly not thankful for factory farms. I think that people feel that changing their behavior will not help all that much and they mine as well enjoy what they like regardless of how they really feel about it. My brother for example, will have the most sincere conversations about the things that matter to me and in no time he will be quick to eat a package of ham. I cannot confront him, he will just manipulate the situation and justify it with his articulate mouth. This world is self-serving and animal suffering creates tons of easy, paying jobs. People feel obligated to support humans even if we as an economic system are doing things that are cruel and unjust. I love being a vegetarian and I am proud of myself and all of you for making choices that help
to put an end to pain and torture. Animals do not deserve any of it. Happy Memorial day!