Eating meat???? but what would you really eat?

Butchered Rabbit - Would you eat a rabbit??
March 26, 2007 7:22am CST
I regulary eat pork, beef, fish, etc. But would you have a problem with eating lamb, rabbit, deer, etc. The dishes of the more cuter animals are not that uncommon but I know laot of people have a problem eating them. I pretty much disassosciate my dinner with the actual live animal so I have no problem eatingwhatever tastes good even althouogh I love animals. But would you eat lamb, deer, etc. I am not talking about alligator or anything that crazy. Just something a bit cute that you can easily eat (seems to normally be fed to cats though).
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26 Mar 07
As a non meat eater I can't see why people can't eat dog, cat or any other animal if they are prepared to eat cow, pig etc. How can you say you love animals if you eat them? Do you eat people you love as well?
26 Mar 07
Lol. I didnt say id eat a pet. I said i would eat rabbit or lamb which are actually considered common dishes in the culinary world. I know it does seem a bit weird that I eat animals if I say I love them but that is my decision the same as you made the decision to be vegan. I suppose i just accepted that it is all part of the food chain and I do not assosciate the food on my plate with the animals.
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@Galena (9124)
30 Mar 07
I don't eat Carnivorous animals. the idea is strange to me, and I've heard that carnivores don't taste good. I love animals and I eat them. I AM an animal, I'm not better than them. animals eat animals, I eat animals. some cultures did eat the people they loved. because I love animals I care passionately about the conditions they live and die under. they should always be treated with greatest respect. sadly, mass produced animals aren't treated with respect. I shop locally for meat, from people who care about doing their job well. having said that, I really respect Vegans. not respect as in thinking, oh they have more willpower than me in doing the right thing. I respect that they really stand by what they beleive in, far more so than a vegetarian does. because when people are Hypocritical about this sort of thing, it makes me angry. there are people that will eat a chicken Mcnugget, then write to complain about seeing Gordon Ramseys Turkeys killed quickly, humanely and without any stress or fear on television. and they can't see that they are being far worse.
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@vixel83 (212)
30 Mar 07
I must admit, I love roast lamb, venison and I've had rabbit terrine before which was delicious. However I do have my limits - my other half wants to try Kudu, (we recently found a website selling exotic organic meats, and both being foodies we're rather excited about the new things to try) but I refuse to let him on the grounds that they're little minature deer-like creatures that look like you could keep them as pets, and I just couldn't eat anything that adorable!
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30 Mar 07
Wow they do sound cute but it might be the tastiest thing you ever eat. I hope you dont mind I went and searched them and posted an image of them here so everyone could see hwat you are talking about. WHat is the website. Iwould like to just go on and have a little look. Im not much of a cook so I doubt I iwll buy anything,.
30 Mar 07
kudus - small deer like animal that vixel83 husband wants to eat
Wow they do sound cute but it might be the tastiest thing you ever eat. I hope you dont mind I went and searched them and posted an image of them here so everyone could see hwat you are talking about. WHat is the website. Iwould like to just go on and have a little look. Im not much of a cook so I doubt I iwll buy anything,.
@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Mar 07
In greek there is a rabbit dish called stifatho and the rabbit meat tastes very much like chicken..i have only eatyen it once and i didn't know it was rabbit till after i ate it..as my mum cooks it with chicken..but my auntie in Greece cooked it with rabbit. I do eat lamb sometimes.
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26 Mar 07
I have heard of Beef Stifatho but I thought iy was called stifado. Chances are it is me that is wrong cos I havent ever been to Greece. It's funny how the cute animals are frowned upon more for eating when they shoudl all be treated the same.
@Galena (9124)
30 Mar 07
rabbit tastes much nicer than chicken. and I've heard that Squirrel is even nicer.
• United States
30 Mar 07
Actually for me it's more a reason of taste. I cannot stand "dark" meat and rabbit is a dark meat, turkey (wild ones) are mostly dark meat, duck is dark meat, etc. Also, lamb has a very gamey taste to it if you ask me. I have tried it and wasn't all that thrilled. And I know that I had it prepared right as it was made in a special gyro from a middle eastern man who creates wonderful dishes using lamb. Venison, again gamey, is just something that I've never found to be appealing in taste. For most I think it's a matter of what you are raised on and therefore what tastes you have acquired. If you're used to those meats they taste good or normal to you. I've seen people who have never tried beef in their life and they wrinkle their nose at the first bite. So it's obviously a matter of what you've had for the most of your life.
31 Mar 07
I once knew a girl raised on raw veg and I saw her eat a piece of chicken. She didn't take it well. She was sick and physically ill.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I do eat all meats but do as you, just can't think about the live animal. Deer and rabbit are actually much much better for you than beef or pork, even chicken. Less fat!
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@paigea (21232)
• Canada
4 Sep 16
We eat deer, moose, elk as there are hunters in our family. Lamb I only have once in a while at a restaurant as it's expensive. I don't think of the animal when I eat meat, so it doesn't mean anything to me that it was cute.
@Rohvannyn (3136)
• United States
4 Sep 16
I've eaten venison, moose, rabbit, duck, lamb, bear (once and it was stringy), buffalo, as well as all the normal meats. I've raised both chickens and rabbits for food. I gave them a better life than they would have had at the farm and they didn't have to deal with predators. One thing I've noticed is that meat rabbits and meat chickens are stone stupid compared to pet rabbits and laying hens, and they absolutely act like brainless prey, so I really didn't feel bad about eating them. Actually raising your dinner and preparing it doesn't even have to ruin your appetite if you know you did your best to treat that animal properly when it was alive. As for the argument of "would I eat an animal I love?" Well, I don't really have prey animals as pets, and I don't eat predators.
@y4175317 (204)
• Indonesia
30 Mar 07
i prefer eat the vegetables food. usually eating the chicken