From a writing point of view you are setting up a number of straw men just to knock them down.

First of all, thank you for the considered response. Second, I have to address this:

Humans rationalize ideals to make choices. All choices. That is what being Human is. We do fight each other about it, but I don’t recall anyone killing another over what they’re eating.

You may not have heard of India’s beef lynchings, so here’s one incident that particularly stands out:

This context is important to understand why this article has a place in Kilter, in a specific timeline of posts, even if it seems so out of place on Medium when you consider it by itself.