Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO, creator and founder of Facebook has decided that in order to square his morals with this table plate, he is no longer going to let others kill to put meat on his table.
So does that mean he's now a vegetarian or a vegan?
Nope. It means he's learning how to use a gun and a knife.
So far he has killed goats, pigs and chickens, and he may yet take up hunting.
Zuckerberg got the idea after some guests to his house winced at the sight of a whole pig being roasted on a grill. It seems some of his guests had no problem eating pig -- they just didn't want to cut off an obvious body part in order to make a sandwich.
Zukerberg thought this finicky disdain for getting dirty was nonsense, but he also realized that he too was pretty far removed from most of his own meals. He decided to change that. Rather than apologize for eating meat, he decided to take responsibility for the meat he consumed and pay attention to where it came from, how it lived, and how it died.
And how does he kill a goat? With a knife -- as goats are killed in the Old Testament and across most of the world to this day.
One part of killing his own meat has changed Zuckerberg's diet: along with eating more vegetables and fruit, he is also eating every part of the animals he kills. Chicken feet and necks are no longer tossed out, and neither are hearts and liver.
Zuckerberg's first kill: a lobster, which was boiled alive (which, by the way, is the most humane way to kill a lobster).
Look for howls of protest from the puppy-killers at PeTA. As for the rest of America, we salute you Mark Zuckerberg!
Now the only question is whether a small chain of "Kill-n-Grill Farms" is going to pop up around the nation, catering to others who want to embrace a DIY meat ethos.
A single bullet to the brain will kill a steer or pig, and that's more than enough meat for a year, while dressing out that steer or pig will provide a good job for local artisinal butchers who might also operate an ancillary meat-locker operation.
Business opportunity anyone?
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