Yea, she thanked me for making an exception for her on her birthday and I was kinda like whoaa noo not the message I want to send because I'm definitely not going to just make exceptions for special people and special events all the time. Beforehand she also asked that we don't sit there not eating in protest and I was like, "yea but see that's exactly what we'll be doing", and she said yea she gets that but wants to make sure things won't get intense if anyone decided to "clap back" at us. I assured her that if anyone asks about it that we will briefly explain that we took a pledge not to eat where animals are being eaten and can fill them in more another time, and that if people "clap back" that would be pretty disrespectful but that we will still handle whatever comes our way gracefully. Fortunately we didn't have to deal with that. We were actually sitting apart from our friends, at the end with the "grown ups", lol.