Hong Kong, China – Kate Tu, a 31-year-old English teacher in southwest China’s Yunnan province, is used to getting strange looks when she tells people she doesn’t eat meat.
“My family thinks I’m crazy for being vegetarian,” Tu, who lives in the city of Dali, told Al Jazeera. “They don’t understand. They can’t understand. They will never understand this lifestyle.”
For Tu’s friends and family, eating meat every day is considered a necessary part of a healthy diet.
“They think I’m malnourished and should eat red meat because it’s good for my health,” said Tu, who transitioned to a plant-based