I ask because I always see vegans on the defensive and saying stuff to omnis like "I don't believe that abstaining from animal products makes me morally superior to you". It's not said in the context of acknowledging that there are other factors that count to who is living a more moral lifestyle, in which case it is perfectly understandable. It's said ceteris paribus, that being vegan and eating meat are both the same on the moral scale. Now one lifestyle obviously contributes far far less to animal suffering and exploitation so why is there a constant need on the part of some vegans to appease omnis by acting like eating meat and not eating animal products are both morally neutral choices? Have you guys encountered this? Do you think that not eating meat/by-products makes you more moral than someone who does, ceteris paribus?