Eat Whatever The Hell You Want — Part 6

Eating Pets, Butchering Pigs and Vegan Absolutism, a Story About Meat.

Gavin Wren
Jun 29, 2018 · 6 min read
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Is my exploration of meat, of being an ‘ethical carnivore’ little more than a bourgeouis hobbyist interest for the middle classes?


What’s more important? The life of an animal, or the perpetuation of the health and diversity of our natural environment?


From deleterious GM monocultures to an insistence that the entire world should adopt permaculture, there is no absolute correct answer.


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Eat whatever the hell you want. Meat or not, vegan or not, do whatever feels right.

Nor do we need chicken shop boxes of prostituted protein, deep fried and dripping with fat being the default on-the-way-home-from-school dinner.


From the food bank user who is given a plastic bag full of crap and expected to be grateful, to the affluent supermarket shopper who doesn’t realise they’ve been nudged and cajoled into making multiple decisions before they’ve picked up a product — our ability to make choices is severely compromised.

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Look out for your intuition and follow your gut instinct, because ultimately, that’s where the food is going to end up. Regardless of whether it’s meat, vegetables, fruit, grains or chocolate, it’s the one place which truly knows what is best for you.

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