At this point in time, I do not need to eat meat.
I am not opposed to the practice of eating meat, in principle.
If there comes a time when I am hungry enough to kill and eat a chicken, and I come across a chicken whom I may legitimately kill and eat, then I may do so, but… hopefully, that time will never come.
There’s no sense in pretending I’m not indirectly killing something I don’t need to kill by eating it in pre-packaged form.
I do consume milk and egg products in vast quantities, however; I’d happily milk a cow or a goat, and I’d collect chicken eggs.