Wow. That sounds really hard, your dad was even willing to steal? Wow... that's sad.
Meat is a luxury in some places, and the opposite of others.
I came from a place where there was nothing to eat but farmed potatoes and wheat (most of which got eaten by everything but the people who planted it) suspicious mushrooms and berries, and occasionally wolf BBQ and jerky depending on how many tried to eat us that week.
Back then I'd kill for a big box of juicy, farm grown summer fruit and vegetables.
But I thought meat was OK to eat because animals were smart and dangerous and tried to eat me... so eating them back just seemed like how things were supposed to be... until I came to the mainland where everyone only ate peaceful herbivores and mass produced them in horrible conditions just for eating. A few bites of a farm raised steak, I vowed to never hurt an innocent, harmless animal for food again. Animals and nature should not be contained and enslaved or farmed to do the bidding of Humans for selfish gain.