ok, i admit i haven't read all of this thread, but this is my 2p worth anyway.
Scientific/historic evidence proves that homosapians ate/eat meat, and have done for thousands of years. Fact. The method of slaughter (sic) has been defined by "wise men" (bo440cks) out of ignorance or self promotion. Those that follow the "teachings" of what ever religeon, ask yourself, does your mercifull god condone the agonising of other god made living creatures? Or do you do what mere mortals tell what is right. Can you be sure they weren't pi**ed when they interprited G**s word. Pain isn't pain, fear isn't fear unless you experience it first hand.
Smile.... I'm gonna slit your throat.