So I had joined another forum(no plans on leaving veganforum) just to see what else is out there, and I'm having a bit of a problem holding my tongue with the vegetarians there I've got a few warnings already for stating my opinions which are viewed as "shaming vegetarians" or "discouraging others from posting". Someone else had posted something that I love, and I think is the reason I still have some pent up hostility towards vegetarians.
Don't get me wrong. I'd prefer they be vegetarians than omnivores, but why stop there? But how does everyone else view vegetarianism?"Wanting" has no bearing on this. I am by definition excluded from the set of human beings who view animals as vending machines simply because I refuse to view them in that light. To me lacto-ovo vegetarians are closer to meat eaters when they hold the view that animals are here for humans to use, humanely or not. There is simply no ideological overlap between people who think it is ok to exploit non-humans and people who don't. LO vegetarians and meat eaters are only different in the degree to which they find animal exploitation acceptable. I find animal exploitation unacceptable.