I came across a comment in an old post:
"If most people had to kill their own food, most people would be vegetarians."
I suppose that sounds right, but it's provably not true.
The history of man is that we hunted for meat and killed it ourselves for 2 million years.
This is what we did.
It is written in the grooves on mammoth bones, spear points, and campfires the world over.
It is why we domesticated chickens, sheep, goats, camels, horses, cows, ducks, geese, pigs, and pigeons.
We raised our own meat and killed it too. It was sold alive in the market until 150 years ago as there was no refrigeration. You wanted chicken for dinner? You killed it in the back yard. I grew up in North Africa where sheep were led home on a rope, and Méchoui is what followed.
There is no trick or art in killing, and it is not shocking after you have done it and lived with it. This was the "daily normal" for almost all of human history.
It is only the arrogance of modern lazy times when ripe fruit is delivered in winter, and sugar and nuts come in a bag, that we have embraced foreign foods such as potatoes and tofu, almonds, and pumpkins, papaya and pineapple.
There is nothing wrong with vegetarianism, but it is an affectation of modern rich white people who have cheap food, close by, delivered in airplanes and trucks, harvested by unseen peasants many thousands of miles away.