In vampire the masquerade is there any inherent reason to eat humans that isn't taste?
I am aware that elders may need vampire blood, and that there may be a taste issue for blood, but players can't taste food in game. Is there any mechanical reason to eat animals?
I can imagine some reasons- social stigma, it causing a deterioration, hunters coming after people who buy blood- but I dunno if any of these are actually mentioned in the lore. So, is there any downside to drinking animal blood (which you can buy cheaply) vs human blood (which requires fighting people).
I don't object inherent to new reasons from requiem, though I am playing vampire the masquerade 5e. Old reasons from old lore are fine.