[B]ut what matters more to virtually every meat eater I know is that meat is an inherent part of life. Vegetarians counter this with many moral nuances, but most often by arguing that eating animals is bad for animals and bad for the planet. They are not wrong here, but their view is limited. When done properly, eating meat can actually advance our landscape, society and economy … and that is why I ate steak for dinner last night.
~ Isabel Cowles (March 31, 2010)