"On November 23 1994, Swami gave a very compelling discourse.
Excerpt from that discourse follow
"Today, let it be anyone, whether one deems himself a devotee or not, he
should give up meat eating. Why? Meat eating promotes only animal
qualities and demonic tendencies. It has been well said that the food
one consumes determines one's thoughts. By eating the flesh of various
animals, the qualities of these animals are imbibed. Hence those who
genuinely seek to become devotees of God have to give up non-vegetarian
food. Calling themselves Sai devotees or devotees of Rama and Krishna,
they fatten themselves on chickens. How can they be deemed Sai devotees?
Therefore, whether they are devotees in India or outside, they should
give up from this instant meat eating. Those who aspire to become true
devotees of God have to give up meat, liquor, smoking and gambling".
(Sanathana Sarathi, December 1994, page 315