For me, eating meat is ethical when one does three things. First, you accept the biological reality that death begets life on this planet and that all life (including us!) is really just solar energy temporarily stored in an impermanent form. Second, you combine this realization with that cherished human trait of compassion and choose ethically raised food, vegetable, grain and/or meat. And third, you give thanks.
Good news! You can eat meat as long as you place yourself in a very particularly privileged position above the rest of the planet and ignore how most people won’t ever have accesses to the same resources and choices that you do!
What, there’s no way that we can find enough land to produce enough of this sort of ethical meat to feed the entire planet, and even less of a way to make it affordable? Oh, well you should have thought of that before you chose to be born as someone less privileged as myself.
Give thanks to me, for I am to be praised for finding a way to wrap my privilege-denial in self-aggrandizement!