For health reasons, I do not consume meat, although I can (and occasionally do) eat fish. My children have always been veggie eaters, and, frankly, after learning what was in some of the things that their friends eat, have very little interest in meat. Once in a blue moon I will cook poultry, but red meat, and pork are off the menu.
I would never feed pork to someone I love, for numerous reasons, but mainly that each and every protein cell is encased in fat cells- even in meat where there is not visible marbling. On top of that, children under the age of seven lack the enzymatic capability to digest it. It is of no nutritional value to them.
Vegetarians who plan their meals well, actually get more protein that meat eaters- everything we eat from whole grain, to legumes, nuts, and even a lot of veggies contains protein. It adds up quickly.
We don't live off of salad, you know.
at 12:05 AM on Jun. 2, 2010