Hermes, thanks for commenting. I love the discussion even though I don’t see eating meat as necessary. And I don’t see clams and carrots as being in the same category. But the issues are not black and white by any means. I do feel less guilty when I eat fish for instance. To me, it’s more of an emotional issue rather than one based on number of neurons per meal. Like I said in my piece, I feel bad when I kill an ant so my emotions might defy logic. But I’m actually glad I’m struggling with this issue. Because I think the concept is worth pondering.

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