Numbers 11, Why did the people say they craved meat?

Question: Also, why did the people say that they craved meat?   Didn't they have herds and flocks with them? Answer: I think this had to do with rationing. They had flocks and herds, but the had to preserve them for sacrifices. With such a big congregation the flocks and herds would be consumed quickly if they were always used for food. Also, their complaint was not limited to meat according to Numbers 11:5, they also wanted fish and veggies. -PJ