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Can sikhs eat meat

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

A few days ago me and my friend had a discussion on if sikhs could eat meat. I am not sure about this so can someone please explain.

The first shabad that I found when looking for an answer was as follows:

First Mehl:

The fools argue about flesh and meat, but they know nothing about meditation and spiritual wisdom.

What is called meat, and what is called green vegetables? What leads to sin?

It was the habit of the gods to kill the rhinoceros, and make a feast of the burnt offering.

Those who renounce meat, and hold their noses when sitting near it, devour men at night.

They practice hypocrisy, and make a show before other people, but they do not understand anything about meditation or spiritual wisdom.

O Nanak, what can be said to the blind people? They cannot answer, or even understand what is said.

They alone are blind, who act blindly. They have no eyes in their hearts.

They are produced from the blood of their mothers and fathers, but they do not eat fish or meat.

If anyone could help explain this it would really help.

There is a huge debate on this topic and I am stuck in the middle of it and am completely confused.

Any opinions and advice will be very much appreciated.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh