..............Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan-tastic that you have made the decision to eat an ethical diet.
Good on you for choosing a healthy option for your innards.
Bravo for your ability to consider the plight of animals and how they are farmed.
Please piss off and stop preaching to me about it.
I am so sick of vege's and vegans telling me how I am a bad person for eating meat.
Personally - I usually respond by saying something pithy like "Hand me a chainsaw and a blow-torch and walk Bessy by my table !! - I'll help myself!!"
But here is the non-pithy version.
I like meat.
I like beef.
I like lamb.
I like poultry.
I like fish.
And yes - I know it was once a living being and is now a charred and marinated morsel on my plate.
Yes I know how it is farmed and more importantly I know how it is killed.
My people - Jews - were the first to put into practice humane farming and more importantly - humane slaughtering. In fact we are commanded by the Torah to respect all living things - and even more so those we farm.
I understand your choices and the reasons for which you have decided to make such a significant change in your life. I realise it isn't easy and that it is actually quite an expensive change - especially if you go completely organic.
But good for you. And I genuinely and sincerely mean that.
After all - HaShem gave the greatest gift He could to His people - Free Will. So please allow me to be as equally full and frank with you as you have been with me.
The reason - the sole reason - you are able to make such a balanced and informed decision is because your ancestors ate meat. Not organically grown legumes and vegetables - but meat. It has been scientifically proven that it was meat that was directly responsible for the growth of our brain. It is our eating of meat that enabled the growth of our bodies and the brain that now empowers you with the choice that you are allowed to make. It is meat that is the highest form of energy that one can derive from the ingredients of the natural world.
Due to this, we learned how to make tools, fire, the wheel, clothes, and eventually all the technology that we have today - including the ability to grow organic ingredients that allow you to live your life.
So................. Bugger off and allow me to live mine.
I am going to eat meat. I am going to like it. I am going to sit here when a roast chicken is in the oven and ADORE the smell it makes as its' flesh and skin is cooking.
So please - as I accept your decision NOT to eat meat - please give me the same respect by getting off my back about my carnivorous consumption.
That's my 2 Cents Worth.
And please - respect it.