This may not be what you want to hear, but there are some interesting evidence why it makes sense to reduce the intake of red meat and processed meat.
The study reviewed here investigated the relations of red, white and processed meat intake to the risk for total and cause specific mortality (Sinha R, et al, 2009). This was a large study including half a million people aged 50-71 years with a follow up of 10 years. Multiple factors were calculated for, you can click on the reference below for specifics.
Main outcome measures included total mortality and deaths due to cancer, cardiovascular disease, injuries and sudden deaths, and all other causes.
The researchers concluded that red and processed meat intakes were associated with modest increases in total mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality.
White meat from chicken, turkey and fish are better choices unless you are a vegetarian.
Sinha R, et al. Meat intake and mortality: a prospective study of over half a million people. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Mar 23;169(6):562-71.