Re: Food source's By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 11 Jan 11, 2016
Some Wiccans choose to be vegetarians or vegans, but many of us remain meat-eaters. After all, the Gods created us as omnivores with meat a normal part of our diet. And the Gods also created some animals as predators as well as prey.
Note too that the Wiccan Rede does not say that one cannot cause harm. That is a NewAge misunderstanding. What the Rede says is that we should attempt to find ways not to cause harm,l but that if necessary and if we accept the consequences then harm is permitted.
However, I also believe that if we should decide to eat meat we should also take on the responsibility of insuring that animals raised to be our food should be raised ethically and in conditions that are humane as possible.
Thank you Lark for an informative, well balanced response. Its just something i'm considering at the moment i'm not going to renounce supermarkets just yet and certainly don't think i would make a very good vegetarian although i'm not opposed to the idea. I am really just looking for a way to create a closer relationship between myself and the animals i want to consume.