While masculinity is almost always associated with eating meat, many men nowadays understand that eating foods that involve suffering, that contribute to disease and that destroy the planet is not masculine. Instead, these men have chosen to eat a plant-based diet that fuels their bodies, shows compassion to animals and helps restore the planet.
When one eats Godís animals, oneís sense of nurturing and protection is buried because one is forced to go against oneís inner sense of compassion and stewardship, which are Godís essence. Therefore, the false sense of masculinity is derived from cruelty. True masculinity reflects Godís essence of love.