I stopped being a vegetarian when I realized our chickens—this was when I was living in Maine—were dumber than carrots. I had no idea what criteria to use so I ate both vegetables & poultry. It now seems very urban that I used intelligence as the standard (I who had never been in a city at that point in my life). Should I eat my cat? He might be dumber than a salad, too. As am I, for that matter. Self-cannibalism? Is that a thing?