Thursday, July 15, 2010
Should We Delete the Meat?
Don't get me wrong. I'm not going to completely abandon my meat consumption and go nuts, berries, and leafy greens on you by any means. In the future I'm still pretty sure I'll continue to eat my beef jerky, bacon and eggs, tuna and other seafood, chicken, and the occasional steak. I'll even eat menudo and pozole sometimes.
However, I do find myself consuming less meat as I grow older. I used to have a pretty regular diet of hamburgers and hot dogs and now it's rare to find me eating either. Oh, sometimes I'll get in the mood for one of those, but I usually finish with a twinge of regret. They never seem to be as good as they sounded before I made the decision to eat one of them. Likewise with deli sandwiches piled high with meat. I have good memories of eating things like this in the past, but when I eat them now the experience is not quite as good as I remember.
No, I don't plan to go vegan, but I seem to be cutting back. I'm not anti-meat. I've seen some of the disgusting documentaries about meat processing and read plenty about it, but it won't deter me from eating meat or make me want to take the right to eat meat away from anyone else. I plan to remain omnivorous for the time being.
So what do you think? Have you cut back on meat? Are you a PETA person? Is it okay for your cat or dog to eat meat but not you? Any thoughts about health and the food you eat?
Should we all become vegetarians?