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A non-vegan’s “love” for animals reminds me of that selfish kind of “love” that often happens between humans too.
It’s when all you care about is what the other person can do for you, how they can make you feel, and you depend on them for your own happiness. You—perhaps subconsciously—believe they exist for you.
It’s the self-centred inability to view others within a context that does not involve you.
This is the stuff so many abusive relationships are made of, and it is also the rotten core of the supposed love a speciesist feels for non-human animals.
I see so many picture posts of baby animals with the comment, “I want one!”
"I want to possess this cuteness, because it makes me feel good. I will also eat its mother, because eating bacon also makes me feel good." "You’re so pretty and you make me laugh. I will continue to abuse you, because it makes me feel better about myself."
That is not love.
Loving someone means not wanting to possess them. It means loving them despite the possible absence of you in their life.
Love is allowing someone else to exist for themselves.