It seems that never does a week or two pass without an assault in the Letters section from the vegetarian community on anyone who does not share their lifestyle. I think it is wonderful that you so strongly believe in your position. I, too, believe in my lifestyle, though I don't find it necessary to refer to those who may be different in a derogatory manner.
I sometimes wonder if the next great war will not be between the Muslims and the Jews, or the Christians and the Buddhists, but rather between the meat-eaters and the vegetarians.
I would point out to the vegetarians that, although they may not be fuzzy and warm and sit on your lap purring or deliver eggs on Easter, vegetables are also living breathing entities that need be "slaughtered" before their flesh can be eaten. And I don't see much advantage to being a vegetarian, as most that I know, and I know many, are excessively pale and overweight individuals (must be from the vegetable-based beer they consume in large quantities).
I ask only that you live your lifestyle and be happy and let me live mine — without the need to push your beliefs on me, which is in fact how all great wars are begun!
— Scott Smith