My most morally questionable food-moment

I like choice of word: raiding.

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I absolutely get that. But I thought it was a legit question, considering the way the conversation had gone.

Good question, but i think it is one of those questions difficult to be logical. Now, i know I won’t eat dogs. To me, it has probably a more emotional argument than intelligence argument. (Eg even if you find a dog more stupid than a clam, i will still eat the clam)

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When I was a young child I was horrified to think people ate baby lambs! I didn’t have it growing up until I was about 16 I think, but I thought it was good, nevertheless. I learned to love it when I met H, a Greek. For the past few years we get 2 grass pastured lambs yearly, from a farmer friend of ours. They have a nice life frolicking outside until late fall, when they’re harvested. I’m always a little sad when I see all the white packages of lamb parts, but I’m grateful for their life and the sustenance it brings. I do enjoy my carnivorous meals, but am always hoping the animal didn’t suffer.
I’m sorry for the loss of your dog, but thanks for the pics - she looks like a real sweetie!

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Thank you. Soot was the sweetest of dogs.
When i enjoy lamb i try to buy products that adhere to the “one bad day” concept.

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I got one of those LambChops for my cat, who was totally uninterested. Two previous cats loved dog toys; they’d carry them around and present them to me. Maybe when I come across the abandoned LambChop I’ll install her in the glass-front cabinet in the kitchen to watch over things.

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I don’t eat pig either. Because of the intelligence/ sentience. I probably will stop lobster and crab too.

I do acknowledge I am hypocritical in that I eat beef and fowl on occasion. Lamb (which is brilliant stupid but still bloody adorable) is still on my plate when I do partake.

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I would say too that octopus farming (which is constantly on the table) is inherently cruel and an environmental disaster in the making. (Just in case the end isn’t coming fast enough.)

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On the larger morality scale, I’m a flaming hypocrite. I don’t think there’s anything I refuse to eat strictly on moral grounds. There are some things that some/many/most people find morally objectionable that I won’t eat, but my position isn’t rooted in ethics but my personal tastes. For instance, veal. I hate that those little calves are confined for their short lives such that they can barely move, but my refusal to eat veal is mostly because I find it boring, so it makes it easy to claim the high ground. Octopus? Boring. Goose liver? No thanks!

I would not eat dog or horse unless I was on the brink of starvation, and if they were MY pets, I probably would still not eat them. Our chickens, when they’re done laying, live a life of luxury (for a chicken) for the rest of their days rather than going into the stew pot, largely because we name them (big mistake). And while I have often wondered about the taste of human flesh, I could not eat a non-human primate.

Like I said, I’m a hypocrite.

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PBS’ Nature : Octopus Making Contact aired in 2019 and tells the incredible story of Heidi

Our grandcat has a Lamb Chop as a bed buddy. Interesting note: lamb tastes similar to voles.

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I bought a Lamb Chop dog toy for DD1’s BF’s dog, but it was too cute so I kept it, and bought him another toy.
My cat specializes in hunting voles - wish I could ask her what they taste like lol.

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You are bad… just like me. I have done it more than a few times that I bought something for a potential gift and then kept them, but I have only compete with human. So what is a DD1? BF is boyfriend.

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DD1 is my first born daughter - I have a younger one too, who is DD2. Just the 2 kids, plus SIL = son in law.

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