Yes, our ancestors had to eat meat to survive.
But today we have agriculture and technology, and no longer need to kill and eat animals for our survival and health out of Darwinian necessity.
So we should ask ourselves why we keep doing it:
Do we really believe it’s ok to keep causing needless suffering, just for our pleasure?
(Be careful not to tumble into the “What about?” rebuttals of the anti-vaxers, climate-change deniers and Oath Keepers…)