While some groups are erroneously claiming that one can eat dead animals “with a clear conscience” PETA is on point and says,
“While the plan is well-intentioned, the answer to saving calves from long-distance transport, confinement in cruel, tiny crates, and slaughter soon after birth doesn’t lie in encouraging consumers to eat more British meat,” said a Peta spokesperson. “Anyone who is concerned about the welfare of veal calves should dump dairy and go vegan.” (source)
There is no such thing as moral meat consumption. Either it is amoral or immoral, but it is NOT moral. Morality requires that humans do the right thing, not merely the more kind thing or the least harmful thing when there are nonharmful alternatives. Morality doesn’t mean kill them kindly; morality means don’t kill them at all.
The moral thing to do is to refrain from eating animal flesh or secretions. Eat something else instead. It’s better for your health, the environment, and the animals. It’s the moral thing to do. Go vegan and truly eat with a clear conscience.
(Thanks to Mary Martin’s blog, I learned of this and was able to write about it here.)