Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Meet your Meat

Coon Rock Farm /Hillsborough, NC

The notion of respecting your food is equivalent to respecting your body; you really are what you eat. And when you ingest something, you should know where it comes from and understand what effort it took to get into your mouth. It’s not a new concept. Just read Omnivore’s Dilemma, or watch Food, Inc.

I’m gonna take it one step further for carnivores: if you eat meat, you should to be able to kill it, gut it and prepare it. If you can’t stomach the thought, then you shouldn’t stomach meat.  Period. I realize not everyone can or has the ability to watch their meat get slaughtered, but shouldn’t you think about it? I mean really take a moment and think about how the meat that you are about to eat lived….and how it died for the nourishment of your body. 

I’m all about free enterprise but the commercialization of big Ag has gotten a little crazy. When I visit small enterprise farms I see happy chickens and happy cows.  They live like a farm animal should: respected. Contrast that to crammed, smelly, defecated enclosed spaces: that is the total opposite of happy.

Don’t be a meathead. Think about it.



  1. So what's your take on Zuckerberg's challenge that everyone should KILL their own meat animals?

  2. Obviously not everyone should kill their own meat animals, but it certainly makes you think twice about what you eat and the treatment of animals.