I always thought it is perfectly ok to be a meat eater if you can say in a calm, confident and relaxed tone:
“I’m perfectly ok with the slaughter of living creatures in order to fill up my belly.”
… make your decision consciously!
Another thing I learned from the article:
Men such as Ben Franklin, Leonardo DaVinci and former Mr. Olympia Bill Pearl were vegetarians.
Since becoming a vegetarian about nine months ago I’ve lost fat, gained muscle, and generally feel great. It helps to have a partner that is a great chef and to live in a city with a nice selection of vegetarian restaurants.