Tuesday, April 11, 2017

His name is Pork-chop


A friend on Facebook shared a video of two vegans ranting on about 10 things omnivores get all wrong.  They kept using the example, "well a cow is like your your dog!"  The thought process was that no one would ever eat a dog.  

I am an omnivore, I will eat almost anything.  I am an adventurous eater. I love to travel, and occasionally travel presents options to sample forbidden foods.  I have tried horse in France, and whale in Iceland (both quite good by the way.)   

I recently had goat tacos, I had never had goat before.  I was raised in a culture that never considered goat to be food.  It was not bad, a little tough. When I see pigs as house pets, I think of the pigs on the farm across the street when I was growing up, I think of bacon, ham, and the wonderful things I can do with port tenderloin.  

About 30 years ago National Geographic published an article on travel in Asia.  In one photo was a basket full of puppies.  Buried deep in a paragraph of 6 point type was the caption for that photograph, "the puppies in the basket next to the wood fired cook-stove were the special of the day." A couple of months later, there was a letter to the editor, commenting on the photo.  The editors response was that they knew the caption would be proactive, what truly surprised the editors was that they only received one complaint.  

If I was there, and that special was on the menu would I try it?  Would you?  

3 comments:

  1. HELL NO! puppies are for cuddling.

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  2. Nope!!!! I will eat chicken and pork. I rarely eat beef, but will from time to time. But any other animals I can't do it, especially cats dogs, or endangered species and nothing odd. No jungle animals either. We will be here all day.

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  3. Nothing is so queer as another person's diet.

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