I use the Holy Bible to justify what I do and do not do. It is a preference of inspiration or guidance, rather than a doctrine for mines.
When I first became a vegetarian, I stopped eating pork. It is the most nastiest of all animals, cause indigestion and so forth.
Jah, forbids his chosen people from eating that, in Leviticus 11 particular verse 7.
Also in Matthew 8:28 -34, Jah Messiah cast out demons and sent it into pigs/ swine, therefore it is and will always be a cursed animal, to mines way of iyah.
Secondly, red meat and fast food quickly followed, and was no longer apart of my lifestyle iyah.
JAH MESSIAH fed the multitude with two fish and 5 loaves of bread in John 6: 1-14, and he is my Shepherd, and I will forever be apart of his multitude. SELAH
I can survive off fish n alkaline flatbread thats why he is my JAH!
now, the true reason of this post is Vegan(Sch)isim.
For true Rastafarians who are pro kushites, you would never label yourself as such, because it is a WESTERN word, and as a Rastafarian you deal with Jah East, whole heartedly.
The word ITAL, is based on having a plant based diet. If you choose to eat only plants, OK. If you choose to eat fish, you are still ital.
Being ital is not being vegan.
Being an Italist is based of biblical prescription of what a true Israeilite to eat with mostly earth based, and ecofriendly iyah.
Being ital is not being a vegetarian.
I mostly can not tolerate alot of animal products because of allergies and its immune weaking properties anyway.
Balance & growth
Abstaining from certain meats is not new, Jah laid its foundation, in Leviticus 11.
Why Iam annoyed by veganism behavior? Because it reminds me of, false idol worship and dealing with Jah last days.
1 timothy 4: speaks on those who will depart from Jah faith. N those who were never apart of his faith.