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Meat has a place in Culture and Tradition

Meat dishes are often integral to cultures and traditions

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The Argument

Meat and the recipes around meat form an large part of many cultural/ religious festivals, holidays and other such occasions. Not eating meat is more than just a sacrifice of the palate as it is very important to people for reasons of tradition and cultural integrity. Most religions, including Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, have specific (often meat based) foods that hold specific symbolic or spiritual value (as well as restrictions on some meats or how the meat is cooked/prepared).

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Cultures and religions continually evolve over time. Now that we know about the negative repercussions of eating meat we should reform our traditions for the better


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