Sure, they may love dogs, cats, whatever... But is it fair of them to generalize and say that they love ANIMALS? If you love them, why eat them? 😄 It just kinda annoys me tbh, it's obvious that people who eat meat and say they love ANIMALS (like, all animals) are lying to themselves.
AGAIN - I'm didn't ask this because I'm against meat-eaters or anything.
Most Helpful Guy
hypocritical? no. Just inaccurate. It's a turn of phrase that says more than it means. A generalization, like saying "I go to work every day." Obviously, this probably excludes the weekends, but to call it hypocritical when they don't go to work on the weekends is simply a misapplication of the word.
Now, if they make a point of stressing that they love all animals, without exception, but then eat some of them, I can see how that could be considered hypocritical. But even then I wouldn't necessarily agree. i. e. a person who loves all animals would love, for example, tigers. Tigers that kill and eat gazelles (another animal that they presumably love). It seems a bit of a disconnect to assume that a love of an animal renders one incapable of thinking of it as a source of food, considering that a love of another animal necessitates thinking of the first animal as a source of food.6
Most Helpful Girl
When most people say they love animals, it usually means they love animals they couldn't ever convince themselves to eat. It's not necessarily that they're lying to themselves, it's just that the phrase is too general for something that's more specific than that. Also, it's possible some people value different animals differently based on various reasons. It's not like they're saying they love all animals equally, right?2