okkkkaaaay. Just watched Kill it, cook it, eat it.
A very good and thought-provoking programme. A bit melodramatic and lots of warnings over and over that they were going to show you several baby animals being killed ‘live’ in the quaint “please don’t sue us” BBC way.
The premise of the programme is that they film it at an abattoir which has been given a big glass wall for an invited studio audience to sit and pontificate about the poor little animals that are going to be brought in and killed before them. Then, the carcasses are butchered and a selection is cooked in the studio. There was a whiff of the “ooh look at us, we’re really going to gross you out now, aren’t we clever” from the Beeb.
Much hand-wringing and cooing and clucking over the baby goats and their death.
Sorry, if you eat meat, this should be compulsory from the age of 7 to have watched it. I’ve caught fish, killed it, gutted and cooked it and eaten. I’ve had rabbits, whole, freshly shot (and had pet rabbits, but didn’t eat them). I’ve eaten camel, goat (had a pet goat too), horse, eel, live oysters (regularly, almost every week in fact), snake, crocodile, ostrich, pigeon, and kangaroo. I think I can be safely described as a carnivore. In fact there are very few foods I don’t eat. I wouldn’t eat dog or cat but this is mainly on the basis that the animal husbandry and their slaughter is generally inhumane. I have been offered and declined various types of insects although I do eat Éscargot (snails).
So, crying studio audience, what did you think happened to the sheep, cows and pigs you eat you muppets? Shame on you for eating meat and pretending it got there by magic. The animals had lives and a death, we should never forget that or we allow the possibility of cruelty and things like battery farming to persist.
Am I wrong?