Thread title: Why do omnis get so defensive about their food choices?
Why? Simple. Basic assumptions about the lives of veggie folks.
1. They make the assumption that because one of the most horrid men in history became a dietary vegetarian for a while(Adolf Hitler) that all vegetarians and vegans are horrid by analogy.
2. They think that because some veggie folk are animal rights activists(some radically so to the point of violence against property) that all veggie folks like us are radicals.
Then, as if to add insult to injury, they also believe that if because such rabid activists act in such ways that all vegetarian folks therefore must hate their fellow human beings in the same way.
Finally, because our diets and lifestyles prove that the lack of meat and dairy have no bearing on healthy existence, but in fact tend to improve it; They resent the mere thought that we might be right in our "wrongness" and it irks them that we do more with less(good health being the gold standard in this case).
As I said, basic assumptions. Lies all of them, but basic assumptions nonetheless.