Posted: Yesterday at 11:13
I had a very philosophical musing over this during a come-down in a field in Glastonbury a few years ago. (Over an overpriced plate of bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and beans.) Evolution has given us teeth that are good for eating meat, but it has also turned us into the only species on the planet that is advanced enough to reflect on the morality of how we live. One could argue that we've evolved beyond the need to eat animals, because we know how to live healthily without doing so.
Equally, one could argue that evolution isn't all it's cracked up to be anyway, because we've also evolved to harness the destructive power of nuclear energy, exploit depletion of non-renewable resources, and a scary, possibly uncontrollable power to destroy most living things on the planet. (I'm not an expert on this; the cockroaches are gonna be OK, aren't they?)
So arguing that we should eat meat cos we're meant to doesn't stack up with me. I still eat meat (but not nearly as much as I used to) because I like it so much. Philosophical musings still continue though, as I can't say I've fully resolved my conscience about it.