Thanks for the offer, btw. You all could eat me too I'm not gluten free, however.
I became a vegetarian for awhile after reading Bataille's Theory of Religion. I was very moved by the idea that we've gone from religions that took the whole earth into account to religions that made us masters of creation. Eventually free range and organic came along and that fit in with my beliefs so I'm back to being an omnivore. I feel like that by not being an omnivore I'm disrespecting the earth and the diet biologically I'm supposed to be eating. I want to be part of the circle of life. And I want to be mindful of it. I've never thought it wrong to eat an animal just wrong to disrespect it. I think factory farming disrespects animals and veggies and fruits too.
I'm very lucky I live in a state where organic produce is easy to get as well as organic meats. I'll be eating a turkey this Thanksgiving that grew up 2 miles from my house. I will be using every bit of that turkey from initial meal with giblet gravy to stock from it's bones.