This never ending debate of vegetarianism vs non vegetarianism gets to me sometimes. How do I justify my crazy craving for a delicious Chicken fry or home cooked fish curry? Eat plants and fruits, stems and roots, bulbs and leaves? Yoghurt and Cottage cheese? Now a new school of thought discourages even dairy!
After being in the company of vegetarians, I resolved to turn veg. Why kill harmless birds and animals for meat, they reasoned and I went along with the humane idea till I crossed KFC!
We humans still have four cannines remaining, for meat I suppose. So let me gnash and gnaw till evolution blunts or sharpens them and adds or deletes some more, for better or for worse.
Then some vegans visited me and I bought the argument that dairy was still an animal product, so Go-Vegan! The perils of turning a vegan comes to light when you realise that ice-cream, chocolates, cookies, yoghurts, butter, cheese and all the yummy things will vanish from your life! They contain dairy. Give up meats, fish, dairy… ooh no; have only one life to live.
One more cheat’s way of food has crept in. Eggitarianism! You remain a vegetarian but are kind to yourself on the subject of Hen’s eggs. So fluffy cakes and yummy omlettes make their way in without much fuss, “egg afterall came before the chicken”. Convenience overides belief!
So, if I can correctly describe myself, yes I am an omnivore- I eat plants and animals, the before, the after and whatever comes in between!!