"Where do you get your innate sense of morality from. Do you not have some guiding principle?"
Are you a theist?
I do feel guilty about eating meat. I just do. I plan to become a vegetarian in the future. I know I should do it now. My Mom is a vegan, and hasn't eaten meat in over 10 years.
You may want to read atheist blogger Richard Carrier's Meat Not Bad first.
The vegetarian/vegan guilt mongering is not that different from theist's appeal to "____" fallacies that, hopefully most here can already see right through.
Richard I did read through it and found it skimmed over the animal suffering part. It don't really get to grips with that issue. SOunded like self-justification to me.
I'd be interested to know why you feel the guilt. What are your ethical/moral thoughts.
"Most primates are omnivorous, so its completely biological to desire meat"
Are you saying that it is permissable to do anything that a primate does? Thet do kill each other you know? The point is we are more intelligent than primates and can make rational and ethical choices.
All each animal has is his life. In addition to not wanting to cause physical and emotional suffering, I also do not wish to steal someone's life from him. How would I like to be killed? I would not. Just as it would be against my ethics to kill a human, and for the very same reasons, I would not kill a different kind of animal.