Beef Eating Allowed in The Vedas Mahabharata?


In this connection I received a mail as follows.

‘I saw this post in FB. Though I do agree that lynching someone for suspecting eating of beef is quire unacceptable. But the quotes in the post, seems to take a distorted view of our scriptures. Would you pl enlighten on this topic ?’

The mail detailed quotes from the Mahabharata and the Upanishads that people, even rishis wee eating beef ding the Sanatana dhama period.

My view is that it looks that people were eating meat during the Vedic period.

I have provided quotes which indicate meat-eating and those that prohibit it.

The explanations trying to explain away beef eating seems to me laboured and lack conviction.