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king rat



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 10 10:37 pm    Post subject: Where do you draw the line ?  Reply with quote    

I have a mate who is really adventurous and would eat about anything. He reckons he would happilly eat a fox as it is only meat as he puts it. He is adamant that when the family pet cat dies, he is going to eat it In reality he is probably right, at the end of the day it is meat after all. What do you reckon ??

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 10 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just because you can doesn't mean you have to.

I can't imagine a stringy old cat would make a great meal but if your crops have failed, your live stock is dead and you are looking at fields of dust there might be a need. Otherwise you might be posturing.

king rat



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 10 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I totally agree, I can't say that fox fricasee or cat casserole turns me on at all. It is just an interesting point that he makes and believes in.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Where do you draw the line ? Reply with quote    

king rat wrote:
Iat the end of the day it is meat after all.

Hmmm. You could take that idea to extremes. Don't think I fancy the main course at his funeral banquet.

Cobnut



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Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My line is drawn at eating insects as the thought just makes me shudder. Itís silly really as Iíll eat seafood, which is just as strange-looking, but thatís social conditioning for you. Iíd happily eat most other things provided I know theyíve had a humane death and arenít full of nasty chemicals, which would probably rule out my dogs as mine have had to be PTS. Iím not sure I could eat an animal I once adored though to be honest, or at least Iíd have to freeze it until Iíd stopped mourning.

It always pains me to leave road kill but usually it just isnít anywhere safe to stop and pick it up. I couldíve had a lovely pheasant and a wood pigeon yesterday otherwise.

Green Man



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Where do you draw the line ? Reply with quote    

king rat wrote:
He is adamant that when the family pet cat dies, he is going to eat it In reality he is probably right, at the end of the day it is meat after all. What do you reckon ??


I wouldn't knowingly eat anything thet has died of disease be it a plant or animal. Yuck!

boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apparently in Paris in WW2 cat was regularly eaten although people preferred to think of it as rabbit. And in Stalingrad humain remains were eaten. If you are absolutely desperate then I"m sure you'd do anything to stay alive.
It's an interesting idea because most of here eat pork yet we wouldn't eat dog even though the pig is more intelligent. Interesting subject for debate.

Jo S



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a problem with the thought of eating a meat-eater, especially something that has no known cause of death. The latter is obvious, but I don't know why I have this "meat eater" thing. Maybe I've spent too many years shovelling shit or something?

I'm fine eating animals I knew. The only reason I never tried home-grown suckling pig was because I didn't have a swift method of culling a piglet.

In desperate circumstances, I am sure I could eat almost anything. I once ate a fish's eyeball on a dare in a science lesson.

lottie



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd rather eat a cooked fox [Weil's disease and all] than raw fish-- I can eat anything but Sushi.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 10 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cat is a bit strong
never tried fox but they dont smell tasty

insects include some delicious meals
some are horrid

Slim



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 10 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've wondered about this sort of thing myself. Every year when I get a hunting permit, it includes a bear tag with the buck tag. While yes, we have plenty of black bear around here, I don't think I'm familiar with it enough to cook it well, and it feels weird killing such a keystone species.

Greenfoot



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 10 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would rather become a vegetarian before eating such cuts of meat.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 10 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's an interesting point raised about not eating carnivores. I think most people or maybe whole societies seem to share this view to some degree. In Britain, how many carnivorous species are commonly eaten? Not many, apart from fish of course.

JB



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 10 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Greenfoot wrote:
I would rather become a vegetarian before eating such cuts of meat.


Why? Surely if that's true you should already be a vegetarian? They might not make great meals but ethically there should be no difference between eat cat or beef or fox or pork?

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JB



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 10 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Just because you can doesn't mean you have to.

I can't imagine a stringy old cat would make a great meal ...


Probably OK for stock though?

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