ShiftyJK08 saidFor the most part, yea. Hardly ever cook it but will eat it if out with people and that's what they want. It's not that good for you either, so it was never something I ate every week.
Same here. Five years ago I mostly gave up eating all meat. I had a regular commute through the Central Valley of CA on I-5 and passed the stockyards one too many times. The stockyards are filthy and smell to high heavens for miles around, and it just seemed like the whole thing was out of whack. The cattle look miserable in the sweltering sun, sitting in their filth, and I thought that was enough. Given the scale of it, it just seemed like a mess for the environment in all respects.
Having said that, I haven't given up meat entirely, but I'd say 90-95%. I'll eat it when I go out with people, or the occasional craving (including hamburgers, maybe once a month or so). Just not as much as before.
It's unfortunate that so many approach cutting out meat as an absolute either/or. The idea of "Meatless Mondays" was that even a one-day-a-week change could make a big impact on health and the environment. I'd think if there was not such an emphasis on having a huge volume of meat production it could reduced in scale and be less damaging overall to the environment. Hopefully the animals could be treated better too, but maybe I'm just being idealistic about all that!