I have no problem eating animals. They taste good and the protein in their flesh helps sustain my gym workout routine and muscular development. I go to the store, buy meat that looks nothing like the animal it came from (definitely no hair or feathers or soft skin or anything gross like that) and then I go home and cook them up in a hearty meal that may or may not give me digestive issues one hour later. This is a meat-eating world and those who don’t jump on board are pansy-ass liberals who think they are smarter than everyone else.
But what would happen if meat-eaters had to kill the meat they wanted to eat? How about if you had to kill the cow, cut up its body, and filet its flesh. I don’t even know how they kill cows — machete, maybe? If you want leather shoes or handbags, you have to condition it yourself. I think you have to leave it out in the sun for a certain period of time. If you wanted to eat chicken breast for dinner you had to take the chicken, hold it on a board and slice off its head with a large knife, being careful not to let all that blood splash on you. Then you get rid of all the feathers, open it up, and gut its internal organs with some type of scooping instrument. Of course you would preheat the oven before the slaughter to save time.
I could not make myself kill any animal for food when I know I could survive without it. Big agri-business does me a service through their immigrant-powered factories in the Midwest: they allow me to eat meat by placing a big enough distance between what happens to the animal and what I see on grocery shelves. (As I write this I’m eating a huge cow cheeseburger with cheese, mushrooms, and grilled onions. Mustard and ketchup is falling all over the keyboard which I have no idea how I’m going to clean up. My fingers are covered in greasy goodness and I’m using the sleeve of my shirt to wipe my mouth because I don’t plan on going out later.)
In the old days of rural societies, people had no problem killing their food because that’s how they were raised. But in modern, capitalist society, all of us are groomed to be end-users who consume without question. So what if this chicken meat come from a couple thousand miles away. It’s still chicken right? So what if this DVD player was made in a dangerous Chinese factory by 16-year-old girls. It’s on sale right? If we had to kill our meat, at least half of the country would turn vegetarian overnight.Tweet Follow @rooshv
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probably, but they’d switch back as soon as small, locally-operated butcher shops and slaughterhouses started popping up to fill the void left when the major slaughterhouses and meat processing plants mysteriously shut down. We’ll simply go back to village level production.
You’re an idiot.
Meh, I’ve been called worse things by better people.
Yeah — this whole vegan stuff is the most ridiculous crap I have ever seen. They all look ill and mal-nurished.
Nothing tastes better then a nice porter house steak.
“Beef, It’s whats for dinner.”
What a slogan.
I don’t eat meat (mostly because I’m a pansy-ass liberal), but I don’t oppose hunting. I think hunters at least understand where they fit into the “circle of life”.
Do not underestimate the power of markets to provide services many find unpalatable.
Show me a pasty malnourished pansy with some cash and dreams of a juicy porterhouse steak and I’ll show you someone with the balls to butcher for money.
Mmmm…this post makes me hungry.
If I had to kill my own food, I’d just go back to the old-fashioned way of stealing it from my neighbor’s freezer. Problem solved.
These musings of yours are kind of silly. While you think you wouldn’t kill, you just don’t have a point of reference. When I was overseas, I’d visit places where people would keep chickens in baskets in their kitchen (ie, Kibera, in Kenya). Some guy in the apartment complex had goat for milk. In Thailand, they’ll chop the eel, frog, turtle, etc. right in front of you. We used to catch the Alaskan salmon at rivers-edge and be eating it in 10 minutes. After a while, you figure it’s the only way to eat.
You need to get out more son. And I don’t mean visiting Spain and eating another version of the chalupa.
Thanks for wasting five minutes of my life.
yeah, son, we lost ‘Nam because of people like you!
now we are losing Eye-rack because you don’t kill what you eat.
you’re a fag….. son
“blah blah blah I travled around the world and can regurgitate stupid shit you can learn just from watching the Natural Geographic blah blah blah” son
Now being born and growing up in a sometimes third world country I have no problem fucking up any living thing with a mechete for food.
we would have problems if I came home drunk and needed a late night snack and I woke up with a missing arm or penis.
Now that I think about it, “not it” (putting my finger to the tip of my nose) on the late night killing of animals for food.
You know, there are chicken factories all over this country, not just in the Midwest. I’ve seen Tyson factories outside of Richmond and over on the Eastern Shore.
That’s not important, this is. Cow slaughter, I believe, is usually performed with a spike to the neck. Quick, relatively painless, here’s your steak sir. That’s your fact of the day.
I think you are right about people not wanting to slaughter their own meat in order to eat it. Mostly becase the bulk of Americans are lazy and too cool to get dirty doing work.
When I was a young lad both of my grandfathers kept slaughter hogs on their land and it was no big deal to lead one into the barn to kill it so the family could eat for several weeks. In those two households very little of the meat ever went to waste. It was the same with the chickens running loose in the yard. Although it was more fun to watch my grandmother kill the chicken since they really do tend to run wild for several minutes after the head is cut off. In both cases we all knew what was needed for the family(ies) to thrive and never hesitated.
Like you Roosh, I prefer to be a couple of step removed from the process, but only because preparing an animal for the table is a long process. But I do think that more Americans should understand where our food and other consumables come from.
No way would I ever stoop to following a trend just to be cool, which is really at the root of why about 90% of Vegans do it. The human body is designed to eat and process meat. Depriving it of that makes no sense. Attempting to get the same nutrition out of supplements is simply asking the body to digest chemicals that it was not designed to ever ingest in the first place. How much sense does that really make?
Once while visiting my grandparents in rural Idaho, I killed a chicken and prepared it for dinner.
It was damn tasty.
Gotta hold on tight though. Those little fuckers twitch like no one’s business after their heads are cut off.
This is why I recently purchased some chicks and have been raising them in my backyard.
I felt that I don’t have the right to consume chicken until I can raise, slaughter, and prepare it myself. Also, I wanted fresh eggs.
I’m also going to be hatching my own quail eggs and beginning a cycle of quail production… eventually I will have a virtually free supply of tasty meat :)
I have a lot of problems with how chickens are raised commercially. It’s pretty disgusting, and raising these animals has made me appreciate them, and it’s a lot harder for me to support that kind of disengaged mass consumption of meat that most people partake in. Know your food!
Back in my day if we wanted a DVD player we had to lock those 16 year old Chinese girls in the basement ourselves. You young ‘uns have it so easy.
LOL @ Jewcano. Too funny!
I really fail to see the connection between rurality and capitalism. You should read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation.
Were you high when you wrote this post? You seemed high. The rythym and pace were weird. At one point I saw you not as a hairy Arab-American kid, but as a caveman.
Are u fucking kidding me? I would have so much fucking fun killing a cow or any other animal for food!!! I would have a chance to use my sword (3ft long with a black blade–its that gcool) and definitely start slicing my way for fun. I might not even eat the animal–just wantt to use my weapon to kill SOMETHING.
I think if people got a little more familiar with their food, we might actually have less vegetenarianism than more because they would realize that most things vegetarians confess are nonpractical and romantic visions of a world that doesn’t exist.
If you were going to kill a single cow to butcher it, the easiest way is to shoot it. A shot to the head is fatal and relatively nonmessy (not to mention very fast). The next thing you do is bleed out the cow by slitting the throat. It isn’t really that hard; farm families do it all the time. There are a lot of small family farms left, particularly in the midwest. In rural and urban areas its generally still possible to visit a butcher’s for your meat instead of the local grocery. Those “large agribusiness” places are still not the majority of food-production locations and largely employ nonimmigrants, recent news notwithstanding.
It is true that convenience leads to consumerism, but then again, we can accomplish so much more because we do divide tasks between people & organizations so that one makes pens while another makes dishware while yet another prepares food and another clothing. We still “barter”, the thing is that money is symbolic of the value in the items themselves and used because it allows us greater freedom of trade.
Hunted: duck, deer, goose, pheasant, rabbit, quail
Butchered: (all things hunted)+ domestic rabbits, geese, cow & pig
Fishing: assorted freshwater fish, various saltwater fish, crabs, clams, squid
I don’t believe most vegetarians have a problem with hunting aside from those guys who sit up in trees with their high powered rifles and scopes that could make the hubble blush. As those animals at least had a chance to live out their natural lives in their home environment.
Vegetarians’ main concern for animals and how they’re treated probably lies within the factory farming and animal testing areas. Peta has a lot of videos of what’s wrong, and while I completely abhor their strategies and the scientology-like organization they’ve become, they’ve still got the most resources and the most underground footage of how animals are treated.
As for me, I still eat some meat but I try to avoid certain things like veal / places I know have factory farm meat suppliers etc.
Roosh you have something in common with Casey Serin now!
Well said. It’s not that people couldn’t learn to treat animals as objects, given a bit of experience with butchering. It’s that modern farming technology has given us the opportunity to pretend as though we are above that and too civilized to ever get our hands dirty killing a living, feeling creature, and that your sirloin steak was somehow magically synthesized and shrink-wrapped in a little steakmaking factory outside of town.
Everyone who eats meat without shame should have to visit a slaughterhouse once in their life. I say this not because I maintain eating meat is inherently wrong, but because I don’t think we should be able to plead ignorance as to what our lifestyle choices result in.
I had this conversation just the other day. I could probably work my way up to cutting off a chicken head (they’re ugly anyway), but I’m not sure I’d ever be able to kill a pig or a cow without vomiting.
my friend was on survivor this season, and if you are hungry enough you will kill to eat.
I would definitely fit into the “eating meat even though I have to kill it myself” category. Animals have no rights; they exist solely to be transformed into tasty meals.
I’m vegan and as right wing as they come, and I do triathlons, not exactly pansy.
I’m a big fan of your writing, and a fellow aficionado of Slavic women, but this is a bit of an ill-informed generalization.