http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/ayodhya/sarga52/ayodhya_52_frame.htm (read stanza 102). I would have scanned from texts that I have, but I thought I would let you research further & confirm the validity of the statement/translations. He was a Kshatriya (warrior class) & it was expected of him & his ilk to consume meat. Krishna would also subscribe to those practices. I am still hunting for evidence to that effect. Vedic texts are, unfortunately, not well maintained & indexed. Charaka Samhita (one of the seminal text on Ayurveda) prescribes meat for a variety of cures as well as for consumption in some cases.
By sharing these I hope I do not tire you. All I wish to impress upon you is that your soul is evolved and beautiful despite religious texts & mores. Your soul’s journey would have happened despite what scriptures say. Even if all the scriptures recommend eating meat, you wouldn’t. And that is what is beautiful. I do not wish to rid you of your basis, but… I’ll stop here. Apologies if I have been a bother. I wish you well & hope more people come in touch with you & bring goodness into their lives. This appears to be your karma. Mine seems to be to annoy people with debates around facts & philosophy!! :-D