Whenever vegan lifestyles are brought up outside that community, a heated debate always seems to follow.
And while it seems strange that people would spend so much energy worrying about what other people put in their bodies, the most passionate versions of this debate tend to center around how those values translate to parenting discussions and to what's ethical within a given family.
Granted, some of these debates can have fairly straightforward answers if they concern someone so rigid that they can't accept that cats can't live on a vegan diet, but such instances are rare. More commonly, they tend to involve more nuanced issues of parental control and vegans facing a lack of respect for their values within their families.
And as one story that starts with a child's tantrum about chicken McNuggets illustrates, it can be so easy to get lost in the weeds of debating veganism at large that you lose sight of a dilemma's real issue.