There certainly appear to be a lot of animal lovers on the board, given recent posts and strong emotions being expressed.
How many of you are also vegetarian or vegan. I just wonder if your affection only extends to "domestic animals" or if it is to all animals.
Perhaps your affection is only to a particular phylum. e.g. you may find mammals to be unacceptable as a source of food, whilst considering pisces fair game.
Please believe me when I say that the question is genuine. I am interested in establishing how one would decide that to eat a lamb is OK, but to do the same with a pup would be offensive.
In essence, is it possible to say "I am an animal lover" whilst eating veal.