Originally Posted by Oxer
aside from the fact that he's got the sweetest face on the planet.... i've been told that if you have plans to slaughter, you shouldn't name them. Do ya'll suppose that's true? I couldn't ever raise my own meat. I'd name everything and never get to the slaughter part.
Oh I have no plans at all to slaughter him....unless he doesn't stop being so naughty!
I wouldn't name my food. DH wants to get a hog and a cow for meat. I told him it would need to go in an area where I couldn't see it do anything cute or possibly get attached or else we would have another pet.
Here's some random food for thought (literally) and I think about this all the time. I'm thinking about it right now while I'm finishing my glass of milk that I had with my eggs and breakfast stuff for dinner. How totally weird/gross/morbid/inappropriate is it that we drink the life juice (milk) intended for that animals infant young?? I mean really, who thought of that? One day some dude saw a calf nursing, and was like hmmmm...I'm next! Seriously, it's just strange. But even worse than that, who was the brave and twisted individual that decided eating undeveloped chicken embryos was a fantastic idea? I mean think about it- It's an embryo! Or the makings of one at least. Who cracked open that first egg and looked at it's contents and decided "Oh heck yes! I think I'll scramble this right up and eat it!" Or "Boy, I sure bet this would be delicious if I boiled it!" More than likely a college kid back on the prairie settlement or whatever. And finally, someone realized if you combine these 2 things with some flour and a few other ingredients you can make cake!!