I’m a Meat-Eating Yoga Teacher (and I Would Eat Dog)
I just had this article published in the Unpopular Opinion column at xoJane.com. I knew it would elicit strong responses, but the comments on xoJane.com generally dismiss my ideas as hilarious and too absurd for real consideration. Hey, they supported their comments with cute GIFs so it’s all good! But please comment on this blog with more than “yoga hippies are dumb.”
Recently I horrified my yoga friends at the vegan restaurant. I was mid-way through a seitan “cheeseburger” when they found a table near mine. They said, “You eat meat but you still come to this restaurant?!?”
“Sure,” I replied. “Not every meal has to include meat. I just eat meat a couple times a week.”
“But you wouldn’t eat pork, right?”
“Yeah, I eat pork.” They were speechless so I continued, “And I would also eat dog.” After a nervous laugh on all our parts, we changed the subject. It’s possible they think I’m a monster.
Why should one type of animal be acceptable for meat consumption but not another? The types of meat available are decided by culture and religion.