This thread is being created as a constructive place to discuss your views on eating the flesh of animals. We have many members who are vegetarians or vegans, and sometimes tensions boil over into otherwise well-meaning threads on other topics. Only participate in this thread if you do the following: 1) Tell us in your own words why you choose to eat meat. If you choose to quote someone else, keep it under two sentences please. 2) Has owning chickens (and other livestock) modified your philosophy on eating meat? 3) Do not post links to articles by other people which are stupidly long and no one will ready anyhow. This is in your own words. 4) No attacks on other people for their views. 5) NO PETA PROPOGANDA OR CUT & PASTE JOBS. This thread will be monitored closely and my finger is on the ban button for anyone violating these rules or any other BYC rules which you agreed to by signing up to these boards.