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This article mentions 'chevon' as the word for goat meat. This word was invented just a century ago and is not in common use anywhere. Should this reference be removed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:28, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed Merger of Red Meat article into this article[edit]

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There is substantial overlap of the Meat article and the Red Meat article. I propose that these articles be merged.sbelknap (talk) 01:31, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Culture section[edit]

The culture section is two sentences sharing a single source, making a WP:SKYISBLUE wrong statement. It is trivial to point out the existence of Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. It isn't very difficult to find examples of vegetarian discussion in the western world during any period of history.

Current text: Culture For most of human history, meat was a largely unquestioned part of the human diet.[32]: 1  Only in the 20th century did it begin to become a topic of discourse and contention in society, politics and wider culture.[32]: 11

Suggested text: Blank

Vizorblaze (talk) 09:46, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My thought is, rather than delete, can we expand by noting that Buddhist and Hindu vegetarian traditions have existed, but that it was in the 20th century that it began to become a topic of discourse in secular society and wider culture? I think that's the point to be made, that not eating meat started to become a matter of ecological and animal welfare concern, rather than religious tradition. But, obviously, the key is, do sources back that up? —C.Fred (talk) 12:42, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The basic premise that vegetarianism wasn't discussed until recently is just plain incorrect. You suggest expanding it to say there was no secular discussion around this until the 20th century, but that is also not true. I could point out countless obvious examples of secular discourse about meat and the human diet from around the world and throughout history. The page already has a portal linking to vegetarianism, do we really need a "culture" section that isn't about "meat eating culture"? Vizorblaze (talk) 18:16, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, we have a "sociology" section that discusses all of this intl the article already. I just noticed it. I think that alone justifies not expanding this tiny untrue section and just blanking it, leaving the bigger sociology section to cover it. Vizorblaze (talk) 18:18, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{Edit semi-protected}} template. My two cents: I agree that the Culture subsection is unnecessary and the content questionable, but I'd like input from the user who objected previously to ensure consensus. Actualcpscm (talk) 17:56, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit request, 28 Feb 2023[edit]

In the third paragraph of the lede, "vegetarian" should be wiki-linked. 2A00:23C7:548F:C01:2929:9BFE:4E4B:D6CA (talk) 20:23, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]