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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Put your stomach where your mouth is, Big A
    Oh, I already admitted my gross hypocrisy earlier. There's very few things I eat, beef being one of the few. If I could enjoy a vegan life-style, I'd try to quash my cognitive dissonance on this subject, but it's way too late for that.
    At least I face my hypocrisy, pathetic as it is.
     

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    Steve is right. Nature has a natural food chain, with occasional reversals of order given the opportunity. Our humanoid ancestors, out of necessity, ate anything that did not eat them first.

    I am a rabid carnivore but, except for chasing down jackrabbits as a kid, do not hunt, have never killed a wild animal and do not understand hunting or big game trophy collecting for "pleasure."

    Back on the farm in early 20th century, we butchered hogs every fall/winter without qualm or malice aforethought and preserved the meat by salting and hanging it in a "smokehouse."

    Cattle were slaughtered off farm and, since we did not have electricity/refrigeration in rural Kiowa County until 1947, stored in a commercial locker in town, retrieved periodically and stored in an "icebox" until consumed. Chicken's necks were wrung, as needed, without compunction.

    Bullfighting strikes me as abhorrent, even though the meat is salvaged for human consumption.

    Lest I be thought a complete Milquetoast, I fervently favor capital punishment for deserving humans.
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    BillyVol. Not that it matters much, but Nathan's Hot Dogs aren't kosher.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Lest I be thought a complete Milquetoast
    Present! [except for that tiny caveat of 20 years of military service]
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDFINE View Post
    BillyVol. Not that it matters much, but Nathan's Hot Dogs aren't kosher.
    OK, Hebrew National then.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillVol View Post
    OK, Hebrew National then.
    That's actually up for some debate. And, often, it's no longer kosher in the home due to the handling by the home cook.
     

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    Like most of us I have family and friends that hunt. One recently shot a deer. I was mortified at the thought. Killing animals is a gut wrenching thing. Very hard to take and yet I do eat beef.

    I agree about the slaughterhouses , it is painful to think about. I suspect we are going to enter an age very soon where the intelligence is bred out of these animals.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Present! [except for that tiny caveat of 20 years of military service]
    Aha!!! That's the answer. I only had 19 years, 11 months (Active and Reserve). Apparently, I was not completely cured.
     

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