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Do you find handling raw meat to be disgusting?

Asked by Dig_Dug (4249points) 2 months ago

I can’t stand touching a raw chicken or any meat, really. If I ever do I need to wash my hands right away.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

No, it’s a substance like anything else. Ground beef, steak, chicken, fish… no big deal.

Acrylic's avatar

Not at all. You have to handle raw meat to cook it, which is always DELICIOUS!

janbb's avatar

I don’t like it. Particularly beef.

zenvelo's avatar

How else you going to prep it for the grill?

Washing our hand right away is standard food safety practice anyway.

KRD's avatar

I handle raw meat a lot. I don’t get bothered by it.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Not at all, but I grew up on a farm and I love to cook. If someone doesn’t wash afterwards, that is very gross.

ragingloli's avatar

That is why I wear rubber hand shoes.

Forever_Free's avatar

It is normally not on my list of ingredients normally. Fish is typical for me. I however don’t find any of it difficult or disgusting.

Transforming live fish, shellfish is also not an issue when preparing.
I however do not think I could just go out back and get a live chicken and prepare it for dinner.
Same with Bessy the cow, dolly the lamb, or porky.

JLeslie's avatar

I find it annoying, because I “worry” about cross contamination in the kitchen. Worry would be too strong of a word, but I’m phobic about throwing up, so I’m extra careful about avoiding food poisoning. I’ve never given myself food poisoning, knock on wood.

I get grossed out by whole turkeys, I really don’t like preparing and cooking turkey. Also, I would never want to cook a lobster. Neither my husband nor I eat lobster, so no problem.

If I think about it I feel bad about the animal, so once in a while that part bothers me. That’s raw or prepared meat of any kind.

mazingerz88's avatar

No. Especially when I’m hungry and cooking.

Dig_Dug's avatar

The skin and stuff feels funny to me. I wonder if I have a phobia or something because I get shivers up my arm and I want to get queasy.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Back in the day they didn’t offer separate chicken parts. You had to buy a whole chicken. Mom put me in charge of cutting the chicken up. I know now that cutting up chicken kinda made Mom sick!
Dad taught me how to gut a fish for the same reason!
They just used me!
None of it bothered me. I actually found it interesting.

filmfann's avatar

I was a cook at KFC for 2 years. I don’t mind it. I also wash my hands often.

flutherother's avatar

Generally speaking, I don’t find handling raw meat at all disgusting but when my mother gutted rabbits we had caught to make a rabbit stew it was pretty nauseous. But we were hungry and the rabbit stew was delicious.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@ForeverFree I understand. As a farm kid we are taught that the livestock are not our friends but food. It was hard for me with chickens, especially, as I love animals so much.
Of course you can be killed by cattle and hogs, perhaps why chickens seem so friendly haha!

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t eat a lot of meat and can hardly stand seeing it raw. I wear vinyl gloves if I have to fool with meat at all. I have started buying chicken breasts from the freezer section because is no stress. I can open the bag, grab a piece with tongs, hold it under cold water to melt and remove whatever that “glaze” that is on it, and place it in a pan.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Even gloves don’t help much, so if I can I get someone else to do it. Just too icky for me I don’t even like the smell.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Yes and no.

I have a lot of cognitive dissonance when it comes to animals as food.

I love animals. Looking in their eyes makes me feel I can feel their wants and needs and fears. Despite that, I eat animals. Beef, pork, chicken and fish are often on my plate.

The only individuals I kill and eat are fish. And I am not entirely comfortable with it. If I had to kill cows, pigs, and chickens to eat them, I would probably skip meat and enjoy only plant cuisine.

Dig_Dug's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay Thank you I just learned a new term I can use in an argument somewhere.

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