I have seen in the airplane, they eat meat, a little piece, not a lump. But because everyone is eating little, little, we require huge number of slaughterhouses. But if one decides, “I have got so many preparations to eat, so why shall I eat a little meat? I shall forego,” immediately he is saved from so many sinful activities. It is not that he will die if he does not eat a little piece of meat, he will die. He’ll not die. We are not dying, and we don’t take. So similarly everyone, without eating meat, he can live very nicely.
Srila Prabhupada — June 23, 1976, New Vrindavan