Serious Eats: Talk
Animal Slaughter...Have you?! Would you?!
Have you ever slaughtered an animal? Have you ever witnessed the slaughter of an animal? If you have done neither of the aforementioned...would you be willing to do one or the other?
I see people all the time cringing at the sight of such things as Fish served whole, Ducks with their heads still attached, roast suckling pig, pig's feet, etc...
If you're a vegetarian/vegan I would understand a "no thank you" to all three questions and what you might find cringe-worthy about seeing the aforementioned dishes.
The problem I have is that most of the people I see, who are finding this "disturbing" are omnivores. I guess they must think meat magically happens with meat seeds, a little water, styrofoam and plastic wrap. How have we managed to become so far removed?
It's time to remove our heads from our collective three point contacts. Understand animal slaughter happens and understand the process. If you did you'd most likely be more selective about where your meat comes from, the amount you buy and the cuts you select.
If you find this depressing or disturbing I'm sorry to be a buzzkill.... please, feel free to continue with your cranial rectal inversion.