Teach Them Well.
Apparently, my attempts to educate Alex about vegetarianism have gotten through...
He knows not to eat gummy candies, or marshmallows, or jell-o, because they contain gelatin.
Meat has been rather thoroughly covered.
But I didn't expect this.
One day, when presented with animal crackers as the morning snack, Alex politely but firmly informed his teacher that he couldn't eat them, because they were made with animals...
It took a talk with his teacher, as well as a discussion with us, to assure him that no animals were harmed in the making of those cookies.