Posts Tagged ‘Meat Eaters’

Kill It, Cook It, Eat It

January 19th, 2011

Have you ever wanted to follow your food from farm to plate and take a look at each process your food encounters on that trip?  If you are a meat-eater then a new series will give you that opportunity.  The BBC-produced series Kill It, Cook It, Eat It is presently being run on Current TV and  is gaining attention for its graphic look into the industry of factory farming, meat production and slaughterhouses. The  series involves volunteers who follow their meal from pasture to slaughter to plate and nothing is held back, save a few blurred frames.  This show brings what many meat-eaters won’t see, stunning, neck-slicing and skin ripping all while semi-conscious and dangling from a hook.

My first viewing of the show was cringing and somewhat surprising at the material shown.  This show goes where documentaries such as Food, Inc and others fell extremely short, showing the process an living creature goes through to become the meal you and your family consumes. You see the animal being raised, transported and then each process from the killing neck-slice to the end product with a glimpse of the factory that lends itself to the result.  Six volunteers are followed with their “meal”.  Many are shocked to learn of the process and many questions are asked as they view the writhing bodies being butchered.  As you can imagine, it can be extremely gruesome to watch.

The show is extremely graphic but every meat-eater should know where their meal came from before it became that burger and fries. This show will give them the look they need without going to the slaughterhouse themselves.

The series airs Tuesdays at 10/9 central on Current TV and episodes re-air at various times throughout the week.

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Palin Going Rogue On Vegetarians

November 17th, 2009

Sarah Palin made no bones about her love of hunting during the 2008 campaign and her new book Going Rogue even devotes a bit to her lack of fondness for vegans and vegetarians.  In more than one point in the book she details her love of munching on animal carcasses.

“If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore,” she wrote. “If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?”

It seems Sarah forgot the little fact that humans are also made of meat as are dogs and cats.  Sarah Palin supports cannibalism!

She continues:

“I love meat, I eat pork chops, thick bacon burgers, and the seared fatty edges of a medium-well-done steak. But I especially love moose and caribou. I always remind people from outside our state that there’s plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals — right next to the mashed potatoes.”

Here she shows she’s not original and may want to check the mail for a plagiarism suit.  Sarah Palin is just pandering to a fringe base of people with the self-centered juvenile ideals like those of hunting-nutbag Ted Nugent.  Did she forget her speechwriter for the 2008 Presidential campaign was vegan?

Leave it to Sarah Palin to alienate any group of people and to make assumptions that vegetarianism is strictly a left-of-center idea.

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As Long As It Has No Rennet…

March 19th, 2008

Lesley over at MCB has been catching up here since her return from out west and noticed the post I did last week regarding unsavory food additives.  She also pointed out another post on cracked.com regarding the tasty delicacy Casu Marzu.

Casu Marzu is a cheese from Sardinia, Italy that is infested with larve and is more commonly known locally as “maggot cheese”  It doesn’t stop there.  These larve are capable of jumping…while you EAT this stuff.  These larve survive the digestive process (if they can take that smell then what can’t they take?) and setup shop in the intestines, boring into the lining causing bloody diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.

Ready for lunch?  I know I am!  Watch this:

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A Simple Question

March 10th, 2008

Quick and simple:

Why is it that meat-eaters are so damned offended by the mere mention of a person being vegetarian or vegan?

Answers below…

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Why Are You Vegan?

March 6th, 2008

This is one of the best responses to “Why are you vegan?” that I have heard. This woman has done her research and obviously has been asked the question before. A bit “fringe” of a response but you can take some good information from this.

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