A plant is a plant and an animal is an animal. Right now, meat can mean either animal or plant. Eventually, and that day will come, animals will no longer be considered food on this planet, so the term meat will refer to the main part and/or texture of whatever plant is under discussion.
Ever notice that no one has tried to make an animal taste and texture like a plant? Why fool with the perfect food? We do though in a round about way. We use plant sauces to cover the bad taste of flesh and blood. We mix veggies and fruits and nuts and grains and legumes, spices, herbs, oils with all kinds of animal products to cover the taste of the animal.
Even when we want just the raw segment of animal muscle to eat, we usually, marinate, rub, sear, char and cook it in very specific ways in able to stomach it.
Eating animals does not come natural to the human species. It just doesn’t. We’re not quick enough on our feet or with our hands, we don’t possess the teeth to chew a raw whole animal, nor do we possess the digestive tracts necessary to support the consumption of the whole animal, as whole food enthusiasts want you to think.
Bones, hair, nails, all the other junk that a live, breathing, feeling being consists of are not meant for human consumption. It doesn’t matter if a snake eats a rat, which is your justification for eating the snake and the rat. Snakes eats humans too, so guess that makes it okay for you to eat humans. No it doesn’t.
Just because you can get away with murder, doesn’t mean it’s right. Eating animals is murder. Premeditated murder.