Almost every vegan I know has at one time or another experienced being labeled “judgmental” or “holier-than-thou” by animal-eating friends and acquaintances who don’t want to acknowledge their own complicity in animal suffering. But is this criticism really valid?
Advocating non-violence towards animals (expressed through a vegan diet), is no more “holier-than-thou” than advocating non-violence towards humans. Most people would say they oppose murder, rape, slavery and so on. Does that mean they’re being judgmental and “holier-than-thou”?