SE and lot of web based mechanisms support "early bird" voting mechanism.
Whoever comes early, posts more or gains favor with the crowd can rule the SE.
This is not like a Math SE or Scientific SE where "bias", especially "emotional / moral" bias does not exist.
Try being a Vegetarian on any vegan/ vegetarian group and you will be treated as either the devil or face condescension or preaching as if you are a child. The variety of "vegan missionaries" will vary from nice & polite to aggressive and attacking, each trying their tack to convert.
I speak this from being a born vegetarian who can trace vegetarian lineage to at least 6 generations and never have I ever judged or preached to any of my non-veg friends, ever. To say this, it was easier to deal with meat eaters than to deal with hard core Vegan preachers and the hate they give others and beget. BE & LET BE.
So, it may not matter how legitimate a Vegetarians point of view may be, if the hard core Vegan crowd gains early advantage at the voting table, the votes of that tribal "clique" will over power.
We need to have enough "non Vegan" Vegetarians who will not just be unbiased, but will tend towards policing the "vegan moral high ground" police that tends to attack the narrative that anything different or less than their version of Vegan righteousness is unworthy.
To share an example:
This question is probably suited for Meta, but the Mods answer is we want to have more traffic so we clubbed Vegan & Vegtn, instead of saying this is a place where Vegans will not / should not be fighting with Vegtns.
And hence he got slammed by early birds with higher reps.
I will refer again to the highlighted text above.