I am not a biblicist, nor a subscriber to Inerrency or Sola Scriptura. You know this.<quoted text>
In Genesis 1:29-31, scripture gives references to the creation of food. If these verses are taken literally, humankind was to be vegetarian.
But, if we look back into the archeological record 30,000 to 50,000 years and more, we find evidence of both Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon hunting and fishing. Obviously, before the Flood, whether following any pattern of belief or not, humankind was omnivorous.
I understand that we can survive on a fully vegetarian diet. But, I do not believe that eating any particular fauna is a cause for sin - except, of course, cannibalism. And even then, if one were to be faced with survival or death with only the remains of dead companions for sustenance, I believe consumption of human flesh would be a gift.
Respect for life and cognizance for the things given to us through the creation of life; understanding that we are necessarily a part of the entire ecological system appears to be the key. No disrespect at all for the vegetarian. But, I think that such a diet is purely a matter of personal choice.
Changes due to the "kindness of the Father" are certainly a valid way of considering how apparent disharmonies seem to develop.
I was leading through baby steps, rather than my usual bludgeon.
Not much of an improvement, eh?