I/we eat meat daily, mainly because my wife eats so little of anything but is a complete carnivore, if she cut out meat she would soon starve. For myself I am sure, without becoming a strict vegan, I could cut out quite a lot of it and rely on veg and fruit.
But one thing that puzzles me, why do people insist that they eat a lot of fish but no meat. What on earth is fish if it is not the flesh of a living being ie meat?
If fish eaters avoid red/white meat for principled reasons, how the hell do they think the fish they consume is killed? There are no stun guns on trawlers, the poor flapping condemned die by choking/suffocating/drowning while being tossed around according to which box they are required to be stored in.
I do eat fish and I do eat other kinds of meat, but it is always with a sense of guilt.
And don’t get me started on the farmers who give their animals pet names and treat them lovingly, rather than just humanely. Watching the wonder of the birth of a calf last night on tv and the way they fawn about in making sure the mother gets to it asap makes me squirm. They haven’t told that poor mother what her little boy calf’s almost immediate future is.