Yes, I agree poto. When first married, I was a part-time grassroots hippie. We had ten acres, grew all our own vegetables and most of our fruit. Froze what we couldn’t immediately eat. Even tried making our own wine. We had free range chickens for eggs (bantams) and gave away what we couldn’t eat. We had a beautiful dairy cow and gave away excess milk and yoghurt.
However – though she had had female calves, she eventually had a male calf. Then, a decision had to be made about this little being, as he grew and went through puberty, breaking out and chasing next doors cows when they were ‘’bulling’’. Young bulls can be quite dangerous when they are chasing the ladies. Everyone in our rural area said that the only sensible thing to do was to send him to the abattoir.
We received the parcels of meat back from the abattoir, but it remained in a freezer and we could not eat it. We gave it away in the end.
It took years to get over this. But it was the first step on the road to reducing and ceasing meat eating. This was before I had heard of the Buddha's teachings.
Now that I have heard the Dhamma, I don't cook or buy meat myself. If I'm with friends or family and they serve a meal containing meat, I accept their hospitality and don't make a big thing of it.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---