My dad was like that. He is not particularly fond of animals (he's runs a slaughterhouse) and my mom loves them. He practically proposed to her with a horse.
He maintains that he doesn't like animals and forbids her from buying them and yet she comes home with new creatures all the time. She's like, "Hey honey, I'm bringing a horse home when I come back from horse camping." Or "Hey, so I saw a dog at the mill today. I'm going to buy him."
And he always says no, but apparently he's not totally serious because we currently have three horses, three cats, and a dog. (He secretly likes them all :p)
But with your guy, I would view the opinion of animals as a rather large red flag. Animals are like children - a big (almost) lifetime commitment. If he's so against them I would be very concerned.
Oh, and my dad's slaughterhouse isn't really a slaughterhouse but it used to be a cattle one. It's a rendering plant now. He picks up deceased livestock from farms (mostly cattle, sometimes horses) and processes them for the pet food industry. He doesn't actually slaughter them very often. Sometimes someone drops of the "family pet" and then he has to shoot it. I just don't want people jumping on me for my dad's job lol.
Last edited by ForeverSunRider; 10-10-2013 at 11:01 PM.