I'm having an attack of conscience lately. I've been low carb paleo and even zero carb over the last three years and my health has never been better. But I've begun to feel like the death of all of the animals I consume may be lowering my vibrations and making me feel less spiritual and less kind. I look at folks like Bill Pearl, Jack Lalanne, and Clarence Bass. They're all lacto-ovo (and some pesco) vegetarians but two of the three have had their hips replaced. So at the end of one's life, is it worth having been kind to animals if you're trapped in bodies that no longer do your bidding? Have any of you wrestled with this contradiction and how have you come to grips with it? Thanks.
Think about our evolutionary history - we are designed by nature to eat animals. If you're concerned about kindness to animals, get to know where your meat comes from and ensure you get it from a source that treats them well while alive and slaughters them humanely.
I use to be a vegetarian because I raised lambs in high school for FFA. I loved them. They became more like pets than slaughter animals and it broke my heart to load them up on the trailer at the end of the year but I had to.
After a couple of years 'being kind to animals' as a vegetarian I came across the Paleo diet and was convinced that it was the way a Homo sapien should be eating for wellness. After easing into meat consumption I felt much better. I also don't believe I am being 'unkind to animals' per se, when I eat them. I eat them with a respect for what they've given me - their life. Also, 'being a vegetarian' doesn't help the animals. People that eat meat are going to keep eating meat regardless of me being a vegetarian and I can't go but all the slaugher animals to prevent them from being eaten.
I wrote a bit about my thoughts in this post a while back.