I just saw a youtube video from a Buddhist monk.
The lecture was, basically, a very slow-paced set of excuses for eating meat.
It included all the words about compassion, non-violence, not-killing, etc., but it still was --basically-- the same set of excuses for eating meat (inside Buddhism) that you can hear from ordinary people (outside of Buddhism).
How do you address this in your own community, organization, or with friends and family?
What is your response (in the real world) to people telling you about these abstract virtues, but then say they are just going to continue to eat meat anyway?