I saw this contest posted in The New York Times earlier this week and am dying to read the winning essay. The contest asks writers to explain not why meat is tasty or convenient to eat but why it is moral.

I’ve never heard an ethical argument in favor of meat eating.

Lots of comments about smoky flavor, about its being “natural” and “normal,” about everything other than, “It just really sits right in line with my beliefs and values.”

It’s an issue I struggle with communicating. After all, I was raised an omnivore, and am only about a year out from my “Ah-hah!” moment. Who am I to judge?

And yet, after everything clicked for me, all I have wanted to do is teach people the connection between this

And this beautiful little creature

What are your thoughts on this contest? Any arguments out there?


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