Off the beat: Remember to meet your meat

I’ve yet to feel the deep, urgent repulsion toward meat products that seems to be the aim of so much vegan propaganda. I’ve also not entirely been taken up by the food movement’s tempting moral asylum available by eating free-range, antibiotic-free, organic and local animals.
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Deconstructing meat

Theoretical Titillation

I segued back into my former omnivore lifestyle with a pescatarian diet. After a few days, I moved past seafood. At first it was easy; I could detach myself from the animal. But then it wasn’t. As silly as it seemed, my meaty meals challenged my moral premise. I often woke up full, more from shame than from the meat itself. If I ate seafood the night before, I spent my mornings considering the water pollution offset by overfishing and farming fish. On a more emotional level, I thought about the fish and their fish lives, drifting in water only to be caught and eaten. I thought about what made me entitled to eating another sentient being. What was it about being human? Did my willpower snap in half under the weight of what others told me was simply natural for me to engage in?
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Extremely bad and incredibly infuriating

A shoddy trailer does not always accurately anticipate the finished product of a film, but this one’s a doozy of a trainwreck. Stephen Daldry, director of such maudlin fare as “Billy Elliot” and “The Reader” — though I do have a soft spot for “The Hours” — has adapted Jonathan
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