In my moral theology class today we talked about using animals for food/clothing. And the general consensus in the Catholic Church is it’s permissible but unnecessary harm to animals is wrong.
But in a country where access to other alternatives are readily available. When there is no nutrient you get from meat/dairy/eggs that you can’t get from plants. In reality, you are better off, healthwise, if you did eat just plants. Is eating meat/wearing fur really necessary and needed?
Yes, if we lived in a time or place where we had to hunt our own food or clothe ourselves from the animals we hunt. Where supermarkets wern’t around, and where there wasn’t another option. I.E. living in extreme cold weather where planting food wouldn’t work. Then yes eating animals would be necessary for our survival.
But in America, England and other 1st world countries this isn’t the case. You go to the grocery store and you have a lot of different options to choose from.