What is the Torah’s attitude towards a person who is a vegetarian because he thinks it’s immoral and unethical to eat meat?
Well, I’ll have to ask some gadol ba’torah about this. But from this little seat over here, it would seem to be common sense that if he believes in vegetarianism as principle, then he is לקוי במינות, he is lacking in his belief in Hashem and His Torah. Because the Torah says openly that it is permitted to eat meat. And so, if he thinks that it’s wrong to eat meat, so his thinking is not in coincidence with the principles of the Torah.
TAPE # 74 (May 1975)