How much meat would you eat if you had to kill the animal yourself before eating it?
I see that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken the sustainable farming challenge, For the next year, he vows to not eat any meat unless he kills and prepares the animal himself. It may sound macabre, but aren’t we really doing the same thing by proxy every single time we go to the grocery store and buy a package of meat for our dinner. Because there is the demand for meat, there is an industry of factory farms, slaughter houses and meat packing companies killing in proxy for us. That though came to me as I read the article about Zuckerberg’s challenge, and considered the sensationalism with which the writer covered it.
Isn’t it true that it only seems more humane to let our paid assassins do the butchery for us? Don’t we hold the leader who orders genocide more accountable than the foot soldiers who pull the trigger? The truth of the matter is that factory farming is a brutal scene from each animal’s birth to it’s final, predictable demise and trip to our dinner plate.
What do you think of Zuckerberg’s challenge? Would you try it, and if you did, how much meat do you think you would eat?