A few years ago, a bona fide thinker from our country publicly rebelled about the “militancy” of vegans or vegetarians, which disturbs the cheerful consumer of sausage and steak at the table. He even overbids, saying that vegans have no conscience or philosophy about their diet, which distinguishes them from monks, for example, whose fasting has a spiritual dimension, which makes it honorable and understandable. What about vegans? What annoyed Bonom the most was the idea that vegans behave as if they have a moral superiority over carnivores. Which in reality they don’t have.
It’s been ten years since I’ve eaten meat, with exceptions that happen at sea when I have the opportunity to eat fish and seafood that were still swimming a few hours before I looked them in the eyes on my plate. For almost as many years I’ve been trying to go unnoticed at meals, not to talk about my diet, because in Romania most of us are so uneducated that if you said you’re a vegetarian, you immediately enter the center of attention and the topic of the discussion will be your diet. You’d better say you’re fasting, the Romanian understands the Orthodox.
There are many discussions about meat, a topic that deserves to be addressed especially beyond the controversy about its necessity in the right diet. This part about the need is pretty clear. For some – like me – it’s not necessary, others say they can’t do without it. The fact is that our body most of the time does not feel the lack of it in the diet, instead the excess of meat causes serious diseases. Of course no one can come and tell you when to get sick and why, and what he thinks is good for you to eat, except maybe the doctor who treats you for cancer, who will tell you to give up meat immediately . It is certain that after millions of books on the perfect diet the conclusion is simple: meat, if consumed, is recommended in small quantities (2-3 meals per week) and only from clean sources, i.e. animals raised in the garden with non-chemical food, or in similar conditions.