Without getting into the whole evolutionary arguments about having carnivorous dentistry showing evolutionary meat is part of the diet, presence of protein digesting enzymes within our GI tract etc it also tastes damn good
Would be rather hypocritical seen as I have grown up within the farming industry and am going to become a farm vet upon graduation not to support it - without meat production the countryside would be a very sparse, unmanaged - ecologically unstable place to live with no economy or infrastructure also.
I've recently started a vegan or vegetarian diet and I learned a lot from it. It's somewhat difficult because I live in a house full of meat eaters so I have to cook meals for myself, which is somthing I'm trying to learn. Although, as tough it is, I may have slipped once when I went to my cousin's house and they only had meat meals. My hunger overwhelmed me and I ate them and I regretted it immediatly afterwards. Haven't eaten meat since, just now I had biryani (Indian/Pakistani) rice and I had to take as much chicken pieces as I can out of it, I may have slipped a bit for the very small ones that are difficult to notice, however I tried my best. It took me a lot of self control to not eat the chicken because I loved it a lot before I started this diet.
I just don't see any way it can be justified on ethical grounds; not meaning to sound hostile
Chicken and fish are exceptionally nutritionous.
And i love the taste of most meaty foods