Why I stopped eating meat for ten years, then started again.

(Last Updated On: June 23, 2019)
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I gave up eating meat in the early 90s. I didn’t mean to: my original intention was to forgo meat from factory-farmed animals and eat only organically-reared, free-range produce. The problem was, I couldn’t find any.

I knew of one butcher’s whose products met my high-minded spec, but getting there involved a cross-London schlep that quickly proved impractical. It was easier, and considerably cheaper, to stop eating meat altogether.

This decision was motivated by a resolve to disassociate myself from the horrific and inhumane practice of intensive livestock farming. Thus began my one-woman boycott, a small and quite frankly insignificant stand.

 

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