being vegetarian
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It would depend on your motivations for being vegetarian. 

If a person decides to be vegetarian because they equalize humans and animals, then its a falacious argument: God gave man dominion over all the Earth.

If a person decides to be vegetarian because they dislike corporate farming and the way that animals are treated before slaughter, then there would be no problem: dominion implies stewardship and Paloma lines out the argument nicely.

If a person decides to be vegetarian because they are worried about nutritional aspects or GM meat or whatever, then it's not a matter of Catholic principles and enjoy your lettuce.

Caveat: choosing vegetarianism because of the humane treatment of animals could also be only looking at half the story.  The National Catholic Rural Life Conference address this topic.  Their big premise is that "Eating is a Moral Act" and issues like fair treatment of agricultural workers, envrionmental issues, fair labeling and country-of-origin statements are all rights of eaters and producers.  It doesn't stop with Bessy the cow, moral eating also concerns itself with Old MacDonald.
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being vegetarian - by fantasy_forever - 07-21-2008, 01:26 PM
being vegetarian - by DarkKnight - 07-21-2008, 01:47 PM
being vegetarian - by Paloma - 07-21-2008, 01:52 PM
being vegetarian - by Paloma - 07-21-2008, 02:06 PM
being vegetarian - by Tinuviel - 07-21-2008, 02:25 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 07-21-2008, 03:02 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 07-21-2008, 03:29 PM
being vegetarian - by Theresa - 07-24-2008, 12:46 AM
being vegetarian - by Montgisard - 10-10-2008, 04:13 PM
being vegetarian - by jovan66102 - 10-10-2008, 05:16 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 10-10-2008, 06:45 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 10-10-2008, 06:57 PM
being vegetarian - by moneil - 10-10-2008, 06:57 PM
being vegetarian - by shirhamalot - 10-13-2008, 04:18 PM
being vegetarian - by SCG - 10-13-2008, 09:27 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 10-14-2008, 08:23 AM
being vegetarian - by frerejacques - 10-14-2008, 09:35 AM
being vegetarian - by Paloma - 10-14-2008, 05:30 PM
being vegetarian - by frerejacques - 10-14-2008, 09:35 PM
being vegetarian - by devotedknuckles - 10-14-2008, 11:33 PM
being vegetarian - by shirhamalot - 10-15-2008, 08:54 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 10-17-2008, 09:36 AM
being vegetarian - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 12:41 AM
being vegetarian - by sweetpea - 11-19-2008, 03:50 AM
being vegetarian - by jovan66102 - 11-19-2008, 03:56 AM
being vegetarian - by frerejacques - 11-19-2008, 12:46 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 11-19-2008, 01:20 PM
being vegetarian - by SCG - 11-19-2008, 01:40 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 11-19-2008, 11:42 PM
being vegetarian - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-19-2008, 11:58 PM
being vegetarian - by Historian - 11-20-2008, 12:51 AM
being vegetarian - by Schatz - 11-20-2008, 10:37 AM
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being vegetarian - by Schatz - 11-20-2008, 11:25 AM
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