From time to time, it seems people post topics on the meat bird forum that would seem to be designed to respectfully encourage us poultry eaters to consider whether what we are doing is really in good conscience. I just want to state my own opinion that eating animals is actually squarely in line with the nature of the human species. It isn’t a moral corruption of good sentiment, nor is an affinity for meat a backward inability to evolve. The facts of human history, anatomy and biology indicate that humans are primarily carnivorous with the ability to derive nutrients from plants on the side as a backup or supplement. This doesn’t mean you can’t be vegetarian or that vegetarians are inately bad people. But it would be fair to say that those of us who are eating copious quantities of meat are not defying good moral sense either. We are just, as all good predators, being true to our design. There is no conflict of conscience in that.