"... don't work in those industries and don't buy anything from any store that sells meat because in shopping there you are supporting the meat industry. chownah
There is nothing morally wrong with eating meat, per se, aside from the resulting health issues (cardio-vascular disease, cancer, viral and bacterial infections), which are inordinate. It is the manner in which the meat is "harvested" for nutritional needs, which determines good or evil kamma.
It all goes back to the first precept: "Cause no harm to sentient beings." For example: Killing a living sentient being causes harm vs. scraping up a dead being from the roadway, skinning it, grinding it up and making sausage, cooking it and eating it causes no harm except for the medical issues already mentioned. Eating animals that die of old age, or which burn to death in a fire, which you did not intentionally cause is also free of evil karmic debt, because there was no intention to cause harm.
Waiting at the bottom of cliffs ending above the sea during the annual lemming migrations seems like another way to harvest fresh, nutritious meat.
But then we have to consider the second precept: "Take not that, which has not been freely given."
.....Are fruits, seeds, and stalks of plants freely given, or does stealing them from plants prevent natural plant reproduction? ( I could honestly argue either case.)
I have always wondered: "Does standard vegan hubris lead to heavenly realms, or hell realms?"
And finally: "Do threads like this ever end?"