I was born in Argentina were the cuisine is mostly based on meat. Although I am a Omnivore, I strongly disagree with animal cruelty. I don't see this being contradictory, but was wondering if anyone here can give me their opinion. A few years ago I would question people all the time about their Vegetarianism. I finally matured (only a bit) enough to respect other peoples opinions, still question them, but I am more respectful. Am I being contradictory in eating animals but standing against animal cruelty?
Some other minor questions; Do people stand against animal cruelty because we can relate to animals? in other words, Vegetarians have a diet of mostly plants, vegetables, etc. but we don't know as much on plants as we do on animals. Aren't plants "suffering" too? Its just that their " suffering" doesn't relate to ours of showing pain, expressing it, crying. Plants don't have a face we can look into like animals, which makes me think that most people don't see plants and trees suffering.