Genesis 3:15: A Look at the Effect of this Curse on Humans
By Frank L Hoffman - 10 Apr 2004
This may be true in some cases, but many were vegetarian for reasons of compassion, probably because of the kinship relation you mentioned.
Additionally, we must consider the fact that most of the early Jewish Christians were vegetarian, while most of the Gentile Christians ate meat. Part of this condition may have been due to the fact that the meat was sacrificed to idols, but we cannot lose sight of the fact these Gentiles ate flesh before becoming Christians, while the Jews didn't.
If we truly seek to live by the will of God, we will seek to bring about the peaceable kingdom described by Isaiah (11:6-9).
In the Love of the Lord,