Has anyone been watching this programme...? omg its "Differant" i suppose i should say,i watched lastnights (5th) with the cows..& i am watching tonights with the sheep..not for animal lovers or anyone anyone who gets upset easy...
Most of us eat meat! The human race is by nature omnivorous and therefore by eating meat that is our most plentiful supply of protein. People tend to baulk at killing animals for food as being cuel but are more than prepared to buy meat from the butcher or eat a steak in a restaurant! It is very easy to succumb to wanting to protect all animals because they look so vunerable and let someone else do the nescassary (I can never spell that word!) in order for us to have it on the plate. I have killed rabbits for eating and have to admit that looking at frightened eyes does fill me with a sense of guilt! However, I look to the food chain and our part in it and do the required cull. I eat meat but I also respect the vegitarian for their way of life without meat. I do however firmly believe that any animal intended for food should be culled in the most humane way possible.
I think it's a good idea - people are very divorced from the process by which food arrives on the plate and it's not a bad thing to have a sense of it. Mind you, I'm squeamish. I could watch the lamb being stunned but the moment it started getting red and bloody, I switched over.
Having worked in an abattoir and eaten a small mountain of meat fish and poultry in my time I believe we all have a responsibility to know where our food comes from.It amazed me recently to hear my sisters grandchildren talking, they had no idea that beef was from cows.
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