I could hardly even eat chicken when I kept my flock. Once, we were eating baked chicken when all the girls came up on the deck and were peering in the sliding glass door. I felt so guilty. haha My 2 favorite hens were named “Picnic” and “Fajita” though. lol
Yes.. it was run over be a car… another was shot in the head… they can still move around a bit. they didn’t taste too good, but a meals a meal. I’ve also witnessed a large 3kg Jackfish survive for 3 hours on the trip home…in a car trunk. I should have kept it as a pet seeing I had an empty aquarium. I’ve also seen a half eaten goldfish swimming and eating with the food going out the other end, my stepfather had a piranha.
Yup. They would bounce a long ways down the road leading to a field. What really got me was that sound. Their lungs can’t be big enough to make sound nonstop so long. It sounded like some zombie with a kazoo.
When I was a little kid my father bought 100 chicks to raise for food. When they had grown to cooking size, he would grab a hapless hen, hold it down on a piece of wood and sever the head with an ax. One Sunday afternoon, while Dad was preparing more for a dinner date, Dad’s mother, a hard raised Southerner, asked why he did it that way. He shrugged and asked how she would do it. She answered by grabbing another chicken by the head and swinging it violently until the body removed itself from it’s head. It landed some feet away, blood spurting wildly, and it tore up quite a bit of landscape before succumbing to it’s fate.
(I was forever impressed!)
I saw it often in the rural area where I grew up. Hasn’t turned me off from enjoying the food.
I think this is a testament to be fact that we are so removed from jour food sources. It doesn’t seem like that long ago someone could walk into a meat market and y butcher could tell you not only when the particular cut of meat was living and breathing, but on whose farm or ranch.
@Michael_Huntington and I watched Faces of Death, and so now I remember the flapping chicken, hell it even kind of flies for a few seconds.
They also showed how they butcher cows. From A to Z. That was pretty fucking gross. But the guy who talks during the scenes said that the workers told him, after the ’‘novelty’’ wears off, that it becomes routine just like any other job. And novelty was in the movie’s words, I didn’t chose it.
But I don’t think this is how they slaughter cattle anymore. (slashing the throat)
@Symbeline I would think that slashing the throat is still a very important part of the slaughter process. The idea is to allow the still beating heart to assist in removing as much blood as possible from the carcass.