It is also useful to note that I currently converted to a whole food vegan (no tofu) diet which I advocate for health, spiritual and environmental reasons. While I am passionate about veganism, if this dietary lifestyle is not for you, I support you in the eating of meat and animal by-products produced by small farms and purchased directly. Eating meat and animal by-products from industrialized, commercial outlets (such as standard grocery stores) is, I believe, simply irresponsible.
[Dead pigs outside a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO)]
Those of you reading this are most likely not homeless or living at the bottom rung of social poverty. You, like me, have the luxury to read blogs as well as to to pick and choose what to eat, rather than just eat whatever we can pull together to survive. I don't expect people who have not had the blessed opportunity to live and eat like everyday kings and queens to give up eating meat.