Day by day, I am becoming a person who shuns restaurants and when dining out is unavoidable I am considering becoming a "restaurant vegan". I am becoming more edified in my belief that human consumption of CAFO/IRAF animals is ethically wrong and prefer to avoid the unpleasantness of feasting on a poor SAD stall-raised cow or even an egg from a chicken that never saw the sunlight.
Now that my appetite has adjusted and decreased, it occurred to me that when I have lunch meetings, I could actually just order a meat-free salad, and eat my GRAF when I get home or back to the office (I like to bring my lunch). In addition to avoiding IRAF, this also solves the problem of asking the chef (if there is a chef) to prepare your entree with butter instead of industrial fats.
I am not trying to shoot for 100% paleo perfection here, and I don't mean this to be a question about nutrition, but more about making humane choices in the type of animal that is the significant portion of my diet.
I am from Texas, where beef is what's for dinner :) and live right on the Arkansas border where factory chicken farming is KING. I don't want to be a vegan and I firmly believe that eating animals is good for me and good for the environment provided they are healthy animals. I have always based the majority of my calories around meat and I find it odd now that I want to order protein free salads when their origin is beyond my control.
As someone who has struggled with eating disorders in the past this development may or may not be significant and I am interested in the paleohack's community opinion. Has anyone else reduced or eliminated ordering meat at a restaurant or become a vegan when dining out for humane reasons as opposed to purely health reasons? For you long-time paleo eaters---Is this a natural progression of a more paleo lifestyle or is this bordering on orthorexia?