Hi, ChristiaanWe eat animals because sin came into the world. Answers in Genesis has a great article on why humans and animals suffer - that pre-fall, both were vegetarians. http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab/why-does-creation-include-sufferingDo I eat meat? Yes. But I eat it with thanksgiving, knowing the price - life - that was paid. I once produced corporate/industrial films, and after touring slaughterhouses, I can testify to the fact that animals truly do suffer and die needlessly horrific deaths. As Christians, we only buy our meat from local farmers who provide a good life and good death for their beasts. It's all part of stewardship. For us to eat factory-grown and factory-slaughtered meat would be a sin, I guess is another way of stating it.Prov 12:10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.