If you’re vegetarian, and you’re served meat by accident, what do you do? Comment below if so inspired.
“Meat isn’t the problem. Killing is the problem. If it’s already happened, respect the animal that’s given its life by not throwing it away.” ~ Mathew Gerson
Just do not add to the supply/demand chain. ~ Waylon Lewis
It begs the question: is this about you not wanting to eat meat…or about wanting to protect the life and prevent the harm or suffering of a sentient being? I personally think there’s something sacred in the exchange of life forms.” ~ Mathew.
The idea behind vegetarianism is to prevent harm.
I’m at Natural Products Expo West. I just ate a meat burrito, by accident, a sample given to our elephant team. They’re vegetarian burritos, we thought. But my friend Mathew just bit into one and said, this is chicken. I said, no way. I looked at mine. Yup, that’s chicken. Oh well, I said: it’s dead already.
I don’t like eating animals. I don’t like eating meat. But I’m vegetarian to save animals. If they’re already dead and I’m not ordering meat, adding to the wheel of supply and demand, I sure as hell am not gonna throw out the flesh of an animal that, unwillingly at that, died for my unwanted pleasure.
A year ago, I was eating at one of my fave “eco-responsible” restaurants, and ordered a salad. It came with chicken, though it wasn’t listed on the menu (!?!?!). They apologized profusely, and went to take it back. I asked what they’d do with it.
Throw it out, I’m afraid.
I’ll eat it, I said. I tried, but ended up only eating the salad. The flesh felt, and tasted, like flesh: like the meat on a sentient being. I couldn’t do it. But I tried, and I tried not out of desire, but respect.
What do you do, vegetarians and vegans, if served meat accidentally?