We're reading the Little House books right now, and it's fascinating to see how my vegan kids make sense of Pa being a trapper. Here's a conversation from the back seat while we went to pick up their pa from the office.
4 year-old: I’m a hunter riding on a horse.
7 year-old: Do you kill animals?
4yo: Or course not. (Indignant.) I’m a vegetarian.
7yo: What do you hunt?
4yo: What do vegetarians eat again?
7yo: They eat cow stuff...milk...cheese...and they eat eggs...and vegan stuff.
4yo: Ok. I hunt cheese.
7yo: You can’t hunt cheese.
4yo: ..that people drop! I look for cheese that people accidentally drop.