Animals are made out of meat and meat is food. Everything has it's own way that it needs to be prepared. Some people talk about how bad bear is, the same people will go to a picnic and scarf down every last bit of bear I bring. Bear is good, if you know how to cut it.
I eat bobcat all the time. The best meat that there is, hands down. Don't know about domestics. but if I had to, I definitely would keep an open mind toward it. A friend's dad who grew up in the depression remembers eating skunk, as well as owl. Said the skunk meat was greasy, but edible. They had already gotten past the smell, they dug them out of the ground and skinned them anyway, the money for skunk pelts was one of the only sources of income they had. All these kids today whining about how hard they have it, and they don't know what hard times even look like. That is most of our problem, I think. Peoples minds open up when they stare at harsh reality long enough. Makes priorities change.
I think it depends very much on how you where raised. My parents had more money than time so I was feed on a lot of processed crap and fast food. Most nights I ate something different than they did. Not because it was better for me but because it made it easier for them. I don't blame them too much though because the where fully indoctrinated consumers.
Now at (lets just go with over 40) I have been able to reeducate myself as to what food is and what the real cost of having food is. And yes My mind has opened up significantly and my priorities have changed. I am not content to be a consumer as my parents were. I am working hard t'word being a producer, even if it is only for me and mine. I still have a "comfort zone" when it comes to food and I am stretching it slowly. But...
I can honestly say there is no creature on earth that is going to watch any of my loved ones starve to death.
Edited by Mini Meat - 3/29/16 at 8:06am