Rejecting the Vegetarian Label
I don't eat meat, but I'm no vegetarian.
Eating Meat Would be OK If…
If meat were produced in a sustainable way without cruelty, with minimal impact on the environment and without diverting significant resources from feeding the poor, and if it were consumed in smaller, healthier portions, then I would be all for eating meat. But this is not yet the situation, and I still do not eat meat. Consider me mahmir (strict) regarding Jewish obligations to have compassion for animals, prevent hunger, preserve the earth, and avoid unhealthy behaviors. But don't call me a vegetarian.
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