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    Meat is good, of course I would.
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    (Original post by Dumachi)
    If they were the only thing to eat I bet you would, your self preservation instincts would override your thinking.
    That's not what this thread is about. Of course if I was starving to death I would eat meat. But right now I don't have to, so I don't.
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    I'd much prefer to kill my own meat than go to a supermarket, I'd have no problem holding a squealing pig down and cutting it's throat or chopping a snake's head off, seen it done a few times on survival programs and it looks fun, I've seen Kill It, Cook it, Eat It and it didn't really have any effect on me either, so I'm pretty certain I could kill an animal.

    A lot of people probably would stop eating meat if they had to kill it themselves though.
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    yes, i've got to eat somehow
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    I'd much prefer to kill my own meat than go to a supermarket, I'd have no problem holding a squealing pig down and cutting it's throat or chopping a snake's head off, seen it done a few times on survival programs and it looks fun, I've seen Kill It, Cook it, Eat It and it didn't really have any effect on me either, so I'm pretty certain I could kill an animal.

    A lot of people probably would stop eating meat if they had to kill it themselves though.
    Never heard someone describe killing an animal as "fun"..
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    I'd much prefer to kill my own meat than go to a supermarket, I'd have no problem holding a squealing pig down and cutting it's throat
    Just for other peoples information - this isnt the way you kill a pig in an abbatoir

    Having killed multiple chickens, I wouldnt call it fun though...
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    I'm not hinting at that at all. I have family members in eastern Europe that still kill their own animals. I'm simply curious to see how many people would actually do it.
    You totally are hinting that [humanity should be repelled by killing animals] though, in post #13, which wasn't there when I started writing my post.

    It's one thing saying it and another doing it. To hold down a squealing pig and kill it is not something many people could do, believe me.
    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    I'm sure that quite a few people saying "yes" on this thread could actually not bring themselves to do it if they were in that situation. And I'm not trying to big myself up, because I certainly couldn't (apart from small fish as I said)
    Like I said, the only reason why people have no experience killing their own food is because of supermarkets. It probably is pretty daunting to do it for the very first time.

    But if there were no supermarkets and that would be the only way to get your meat, then you'd get pretty handy at it pretty quickly, and once you have the first few out of the way, you wouldn't give the rest a second thought.

    Just like sex, many people are nervous about losing their virginity, but once the first few times are out of the way, they can't get enough.
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    Never heard someone describe killing an animal as "fun"..
    It'd be fun to hunt and kill my own meat. Why would it not be fun? It's something I've always wanted to do anyway.

    I am an animal lover btw.
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    Let's say if farming completely stopped and pre-killed/pre-packaged meat and fish was no longer available, and instead you had to buy live animals and fish and kill them yourself... would you bring yourself to do it?

    I'm pescetarian and I personally think I would be able to kill small fish, like sardines, but not large ones like tuna.

    What about you? Just curious.
    No because I'm a coward.
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    It's not exactly easy to turn a cow into a steak... there's a reason butchers undergo training.
    Hence why I used the word 'if'


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    (Original post by nopenopenope)
    You don't have to do that though, you could easily shoot it or something instead.
    She's almost as irritating as Tyrion, isn't she?
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    Sure.
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    (Original post by marcusfox)
    You totally are hinting that [humanity should be repelled by killing animals] though, in post #13, which wasn't there when I started writing my post.





    Like I said, the only reason why people have no experience killing their own food is because of supermarkets. It probably is pretty daunting to do it for the very first time.

    But if there were no supermarkets and that would be the only way to get your meat, then you'd get pretty handy at it pretty quickly, and once you have the first few out of the way, you wouldn't give the rest a second thought.

    Just like sex, many people are nervous about losing their virginity, but once the first few times are out of the way, they can't get enough.
    Alright... fair enough, it probably would get easier after the first time. But how many people do you think would actually do it the first time? I've asked some of my friends this question irl in the past and not many of them said they would. Only a couple who were raised on farms and have seen it first hand said they actually would.
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    It's one thing saying it and another doing it. To hold down a squealing pig and kill it is not something many people could do, believe me.
    Loool, and how do you think people coped before pre-packaged meat? Do you think cavemen looked into the eyes of wild boars and were so overcome by empathy they immediately dropped their flint knives? They probably didn't because that's probably historically inaccurate, but the point stands.
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    (Original post by yepyepyep)
    She's almost as irritating as Tyrion, isn't she?
    Had your fun ganging up against Tyrion, now it's my turn huh?
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    (Original post by yepyepyep)
    Loool, and how do you think people coped before pre-packaged meat? Do you think cavemen looked into the eyes of wild boars and were so overcome by empathy they immediately dropped their flint knives? They probably didn't because that's probably historically inaccurate, but the point stands.
    The difference being that cavemen's predecessors didn't have supermarkets. They weren't brought up with meat handed to them, quite literally, on a plate. They learnt to kill animals from young ages because it was the only option.
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    Had your fun ganging up against Tyrion, now it's my turn huh?
    ...'ganging up'.
    :rofl:
    Erm I've never taken part in 'ganging up' against anyone. Bless you child.
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    No I dont think i would
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    The difference being that cavemen's predecessors didn't have supermarkets. They weren't brought up with meat handed to them, quite literally, on a plate. They learnt to kill animals from young ages because it was the only option.
    Yes but if pre-packaged meat was no longer sold, killing animals would be the only option again, and things would return to how they were.
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    No, I personally couldn't bring myself to do it tbh.
 
 
 
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