I agree with this. Who else but animals could mimic and foretell with their innocence the shed blood of Christ?
I have always understood Jesus was a vegetarian. Furthermore man can easily happily and more healthily live on vegetable legumes and fish ( and eggs and dairy etc if you so desire)
The GUT rots when it eats flesh of beasts. There is no question about it
Now I ain’t gonna argue that ribs steak chops and the rest don’t TASTE good.
Not do I think eating animals or not affects the environs (in the 1st world only ).
So in short. Didn’t Christ teach compassion for ALL beings, great and small? Speaking and dumb?