I guess I'm just too much of a city girl whose main experience with animals are as pets. My cats are family members to me. If I name an animal it becomes an individual that I care about.I have no problem naming my food!!!! I even name the deer in the woods while scouting/hunting. Pets with Purpose!!!!! Or as I referred earlier....recyclable pets. Those with names, personalities, or other usefulness i.e. egg production sometimes get to hang around longer to be spoiled a bit more, but in the end they are all FOOOD in reserve.