Meat! - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal
Sep. 24th, 2005
10:49 pm - Meat!
One for the meat eaters here. Well, vegetarians are also welcome to vote/comment, but I can probably guess what you're going to say :)
Over on my main website, I've explained my reasons for going vegetarian. In particular, I realised that I had a double standard, where I didn't like the idea of eating things that were cute and fluffy (specifically cats) but I was happy to eat pigs/cows. Similarly, I didn't like the idea of haggis or sheep's eyeballs, even though intellectually I'm sure that it's no worse than the internal organs that go into the average sausage. So, I solved this by becoming more consistent in my views.
However, one thing I have noticed is that many of my friends tilt the other way. E.g. I've heard people referring recently to "Bambi, quackers, and [something] pie", i.e. deer, duck, and [something that I've forgotten]. In other words, they recognise what they're doing, and are comfortable with that, rather than taking my old approach of "La la la, I can't hear you!"
So, poll time. This isn't intended to sound at all confrontational, and I apologise if it comes across that way; I am genuinely interested to hear opinions on this.
Would you be willing to eat meat from a cat and/or dog?
For the purposes of this poll, assume that the animals in question were the equivalent of cattle, i.e. bred in captivity in order to be eaten, and not treated particularly badly (not pampered like household pets, but not kept in tiny cages either).