What about if the meat is bought in a supermarket?
Then if it does not come from a proscribed species, and is not eaten after noon, and is freely offered, it does not breach Vinaya.
I know that there are many western converts who consider themselves as morally superior to those who formed the Vinaya , or somehow more " advanced" or aware, or compassionate, but there it is.
One can squirm and wriggle all one wants but the fact remains that meat eating under clearly defined circumstances is allowable for the ordained Sangha and is a matter of individual choice for Theravadin lay people. No one is forced to consort with Theravadin Buddhists. There are plenty of Mahayana schools particularly the Chinese ones, and many Vedanta groups where vegetarianism is compulsory.
For some Tibetan Buddhists meat eating is mandatory during pujas. But that is their business.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.