Is the killing of animals morally acceptable?

 The concept of eliminating meat took roots long before “vegan” became a way of life for many. In March 1985, “meat out day” promoted veganism in the USA, and organizations like `

FARM  the “farm animal rights movement” also focused on much publicity to stop the cruelty involved.

 The religious groups often pondered upon the issue that there is life beyond death, but for animals, in factory farms, there is certain death within life.

Meat that originates from animals is laden with saturated fats, hormones, and anti-biotics, lacks correct levels of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, reason enough to give thought to a healthier diet.

The writer has no intention of elaborating on the cruelty involved but to highlight the fact that major viral epidemics such as Ebola, the Spanish, Swine Flu, and  Covid could well have originated from mutations associated with animals.

Readers might question the validity of Free Range eggs. The writer has only knowledge that some suppliers have their chickens out in open pastures, whereas other chickens are merely outside of the caged ones in a barn.

The industry of plant-grown foods is growing steadily, and a beginner’s guide can eliminate the thought of chewing stems and leaves!

“Vegan” is the most restrictive disallowing all animal-based foods

“Lacto-ovo” excludes meat but permits dairy

“Pescatarian” permits fish, shellfish, and seafood

“Flexitarian” relates to a diet built on plants, fish, eggs, and dairy

Should choices be all too confusing, readers can head for the non-meat counters/freezers and find a multitude of foods imitating meat such as pies, sausages, fish fingers, pasta, and much more produced with items like soya, tofu, lentils, mushrooms, cannellini beans, and chickpeas. ENJOY!

Some will scoff, others are delighted but as humans, we were given choice.

On a humorous note, a friend tucking into a vegetarian burger declared in horror “this tastes like “ meat “

“As a famous saying goes; you can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time “