This year during Lent, I am not consuming any meat, except for fish. My reasons are simple - power and money. Power - my purchasing power is huge, and I do not want to support the current U.S. meat industry because many of its practices are unjust and contribute to the unequal distribution of wealth (and health) in the country. Money - although I believe that there are ways to support good, sustainable, healthful meat producers, I cannot afford to buy organic, humanly raised meat while serving as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer.
- Katie from Atlanta, GA