Friday, May 27, 2011

Possum Living Billionaire?

Ok, it is probably a bit of a stretch to say that Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is into possum living, but he is eating only meat that he kills. Not exactly in the way that Ted Nugent does it, but Zuckerberg does buy a live animal (goats, pigs and chickens, so far) and kill it himself before paying a pro to butcher it. Says Zuckerberg; "I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn't want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive," he said.
"That just seemed irresponsible to me. I don't have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from."

I was pleasantly surprised when I read this. And I can understand paying someone else to do the butchering chore, for someone as busy as he obviously is.


vlad said...

Mr Cool, the butcher who processes the animals killed by Mr Zuckerman the Facebook billionaire, did not explain why he believes that cutting the throat is the most kind way for the goat to die.

When I killed and processed pigs I shot them in the head, thinking that is a merciful immediate death.
I wonder if Mr Cool would prefer to have his throat cut vice being shot in the head.

Given a choice I would choose to be shot in the head vice hanging by my heels, and having time to relish the experience of having my throat cut and
gushing blood until I lose consciousness. Which would you choose?

Tracy said...

Yeah, I thought about that too. The chef is obviously not as knowledgeable as he thinks. Or maybe he is anti-gun and the suffering of the animal doesn't matter to him?

vlad said...

Correction. Mr Cool is a chef not a butcher. He does not personally process dead animals. He takes them to a slaugher house.