Animal rights activists are easily the sexiest of all activist groups, and here's why;
The vegan community, I have noticed, often have a strong feeling of superiority over those meat eaters (who they seem to think, lack self control and morale). This group is pushy, and bossy. As a vegetarian (and former vegan), I would like to take a moment to assure meat eaters and leather/fur wearers that I really don't give a shit what you do. I make my own lifestyle choices for my own reasons, and its none of my business whether or not you had bacon for breakfast.
Animal rights is a touchy subject, but those activists should be reminded that humans have been surviving off of the meat and hides of animals for thousands of years. It was actually the addition of meat to the human diet which allowed us the extra nutrients for our brains to evolve into the modern human brain.
The aspect of making animal farms and slaughter houses more humane is admirable, but don't tell people what they should and shouldn't eat based on your own moral values.