Please do not use this forum to argue with each other. Veganism and animal rights are clearly hot button issues - but this group exists literally to build, not to create divisiveness.
If there is real interest in coming together in person to talk about animal rights issues, then I will be happy to host a coffee get together (fair trade fo course) so we can have this off topic conversation in community. Just suggest
the meetup and if there really is interest then we'll do it.
The mailing list/discussion forum is not the place to argue about hot button issues. I know you all feel strongly one way or the other - but this topic, like politics and religion, does not need to be hashed out here. We are not an
exclusive group. We embrace everyone, and we all have something to learn from each other.
There are almost 300 people on the list, maybe 20 or 25 who have come to meetups in the last 12 months, and conflict has never been part of our agenda. We have nothing to argue about here.
This group is a positive and harmonious community dedicated to natural building. I really, really do not want to change comment settings because I do not want to inhibit communication. Your messages go out
to 288 people every time a message is sent.
This issue does not define our group. Please stay positive and on topic.
If you feel hurt, offended, insulted, or annoyed, please contact me individually. Do not reply to naturalbuilding-4@meetup .com unless your message pertains to natural building.
Again, I do not want the community we have worked so hard to nurture to be defined by negativity and off topic arguments in the forum. Contact me privately with any and all concerns.
Thank you everyone-