We are omnivores. That's how we're built. There is no dilemma if we are true to ourselves and, at the same time, full of gratitude for all the life forms on this planet, with special gratitude for the edible ones
In exchange (ultimately for their lives), they received protection from predators, assistance in bearing young and even rudimentary health care. What would become of our domesticated animals if we were to stop eating them?
Over 120,000 native carnivores -- including coyotes, wolves, bobcats, badgers, foxes, and bears -- are killed every year by Wildlife Services, largely at the behest of corporate agribusiness interests.