Why do you think there is animosity towards vegetarians/vegans? I've seen a fair amount of it through school and there's still a lot of it out there. The stereotype is one that suggests vegetarians and vegans are elitist, self-serving, and whiny. Where do you think this image came from? This thread is not for people with "I don't dislike them, I have lots of veggie friends!" type of responses, FYI.