My friends and family won't like
it if I go Vegan!
We have to do things in life that others may not like. If we don't, then we are living our lives by the likes and dislikes of others and not our likes and desires. If you're going Vegan it might be because you don't like animals being killed and used, you should stick with it.
Killing animals is wrong. It's unnecessary pain an death. Not using and consuming these things is the right thing to do, people can like it it not. But what they think shouldn't control our actions. Being Vegan is a positive and compassionate lifestyle.
The majority of chickens and pigs in the UK are sent to gas chambers, ask those friends and family if they like that? If they say no ask them to be Vegan too. That way they won't be supporting the industry they say they don't like.