So no kidding, that's why we eat them?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by RedIII, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had something of a short, yet interesting conversation today with the brother of one of my friends. We were discussing something about would you eat horse meat, yes or no, and I said yes. He countered with, "You don't eat beautiful animals! That's why we eat pigs and chickens. It's because they're UGLY."

    I looked right at him and said, "Maybe some are, but not all of them. I have several good-looking hens and my rooster is gorgeous."

    He stopped after that, but I still got a kick out of his reasoning. That, or I could have kicked him for his reasoning. Not sure which it is........
     
  2. StevieNay

    StevieNay Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't typically eat horses in our culture, but it is legal to do so in several places. Some cultures do eat horse more often. I think people don't eat horse as much because they have other more practical uses and it takes so long to feed them up to maturity.

    And I bet you do have good looking hens and a gorgeous rooster!
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    WHAT!! Pigs arent ugly...! :/
     
  4. Northwind

    Northwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes you just hear things that just make an impression, don't you. :lol:
    I have to agree though, chickens and pigs do not fit under the same category! I have seen some absolutely beautiful birds in my time.
     
  5. Northwind

    Northwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But then again, I've also seen a few decent pigs too ;) I don't enjoy the smell though.
    redhen just got me thinking!
     
  6. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True true. I think piglets are cute little stinks, and I like most all chickens - even the ones that are normally bred for food. My retort to him after all of that was something like, "Well if you only want to eat what's ugly, then have at it with all the bugs in the yard!"

    (But I've seen some really cool looking bugs, too! Hehe)
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen a few really ugly horses. Would it be OK to eat those?
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes but to their owners, "Its the eye of the beholder is all it matters".


     
  9. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    I second that!
     
  10. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    To which I would reply: venison, lamb, and rabbit are all quite tasty.
     

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