Kill It, Cook It, Eat It - Do you where your meats from?

March 8, 2007 7:19pm CST
Recently the BBC have started a program which invites members of the public into a specially designed restaurant where they can witness the slaughter process of meat and then eat it. (Kill It, Cook It, Eat It) I couldn't watch it; From the point of seeing the animals (cows, sheep and pigs) being shocked so they're no longer alive is a very grim process. Leaves me very happy that I only eat a few certain types of meat and If I watched it fully, I might not be doing that. Do you where your meats from? (I'm not talking about bacons from pigs, well I am but the whole process from the farm to our table) If you saw a cow stung by an electrical current and then cut so their major artery pours out all of the poor creatures blood. would you still eat meat? (forever, awhile or no) Kudos, ~Joey P.s This isn't going to be a response fest, I know this. I'm happy with this because it's different. (Sorry if I've grossed you out - But it makes you wonder about the life of creatures)
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@lols189 (4797)
9 Mar 07
i dont eat meat where the animals have been killed by electric shock as the meat is dirty and not cleaned properly. i only eat halal meat which is very clean as they cut the animals head off and then cut it to pieces to produce meat.
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
9 Mar 07
agreed with lols me sister, halal meat is far nicer and at least we know cleaner than normal meat. =)
@xXmeganxX (4421)
9 Mar 07
we only eat halal meat not the other meat. =)
@Stiletto (4582)
9 Mar 07
Oh I watched a bit of that programme and wish I hadn't now! Was horrible. I couldn't eat anything if I saw it alive first - a few years ago I went to a fancy restaurant that had a lobster tank and people were picking the lobster they wanted to eat! No way could I ever do that. I actually don't eat that much meat either and some meats I would never eat - veal for example. I try to only buy organic meat (although it's expensive which is why I don't eat that much meat probably!) so at least I know the animals have been kept in good conditions, not pumped full of antibiotics and goodness knows what else, and killed humanely. I hate factory farming.
@Galena (9120)
9 Mar 07
have you heard of Rose veal? basically, look into the country of origin with veal. if it's UK veal then it won't have been raised in a crate, as that's illegal here. so basically, Rose veal is the male dairy calf, raised on a diet of milk and cow feed, and raised either in a barn, or better still on grass, raised on milk and grass. this veal is darker in colour than classic white veal, but much more humane, and making use of calves that would otherwise be slaughtered at birth.
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@Stiletto (4582)
10 Mar 07
No I had not heard of it. Hmmm maybe I would try that.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
Like what shadygrove here are saying, part of my college life was to experiment on some animals. Frog, chicken, shark, cat, you name it, I've done it. Its not pleasant. I have nothing but pity for this creatures. But to say killing those animals in front of you, never mind. I would rather practice fasting than to eat them. Its just not right. Why should they need to show it to the people how they slaughtered those animals. Must be that they like them to know that what they are eating are fresh. I can't even kill a cockroach myself.
@Galena (9120)
9 Mar 07
the point of the programme is to show people the process by which meat is produced from a live animal. to my mind if someone is squeamish about that but still eats meat then they are a hypocrite.
10 Mar 07
I refused to do it at school. I wouldn't cut or dissect a cows heart because I fault badly for the animal + I really can't stand blood!! It's all learning curve to show people and help them understand, In a very strong way but I'm glad to eat very few meat products. Kudos, ~Joey P.s I think I'll stick to fake meat as well. =)
• India
9 Mar 07
Well I am a vegetarian myself. So does not apply to me. But I have a question to ask to those who eat some meat but not others. If u really decided to eat meat, then u can eat all types. Why stop at some type of meat alone? Some hindus do not eat beef because it is considered holy. Muslims do not eat pork because it is unholy. For others who eat them both I ask a further question. Why not eat human flesh too?
@Galena (9120)
9 Mar 07
you know, a while back some idiot thought it was acceptable to include cow meat unsuitable for human consumption in cow feed. this resulted in cows developing a very disturbing brain disorder. so for this reason alone I would not eat human meat. but I don't think we're above any other animals we eat.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
9 Mar 07
well i do not meat 10 years already i had a similiar experiance and from that point i could not have touched meat i know it is natural the food chain and all that but who said this is the food chain..? and why do we have to eat meat? do we need it? surely the body does not need meat it has more bad things in it then good ones and the other vitemins protin and iron we can get from other natural sources so why eat meat?
10 Mar 07
Well there are good things about eating meat, as some of the other sources aren't as good but you're right. Why eat meat? I lived my childhood years never touching the stuff and later in my teens I tired some which I like and some I hate. =) If people want meat, buy fake meat which tastes like normal. Kudos, ~Joey
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Actually, because I DO know where meat comes from - I buy ONLY free range chicken, and grass fed beef. Did you know most chickens are raised in cncentration camp settings, often killing ones next to them and stomping them through the crates. 10% of the chicken you get at the grocer is fecal soup. COWS are not supposed to eeat corn. They are supposed to eat grasses. This is why right now, my husband and I buy organic. This is why we are making plans to buy a large piece of property and grow ALL our own food. If we can't humanely kill it ourselves, we don't deserve to eat it.
10 Mar 07
KUDOS cassidy! I've never really enjoyed much meat and I hardly eat any because I hate the process. I probably couldn't live with out certain types but the fact of where it does come sometimes makes me feel sick and saddened. Let's wait for a zombie outbreak, then we'll all see how it fills to be eaten for meat. (joking) Cya
• United States
9 Mar 07
When I was in college I took some vet courses and part of the coursework was to to to the chicken, pig and beef slaughter houses -- not a nice scene at any of them. I think the chicken one was the worst as they'd stick the live chicken upside down with their one leg in a clamp - then they'd slit it's throat - well the poor chickens would be flaying itself all around, one leg kicking, wings flapping and blood flying all over the place - everybody there was blood stained - what a yucky place to have to work! The smell of blood was just everywhere. Anyway though, then I took a human anatomy course where we had to disect cadavers ~ I couldn't eat tuna or chicken for a long long time after cutting away on people. Their flesh really did remind me of dark tuna or chicken. Well, not sure if you wanted that kind of answer, but ! lol I do eat meat - I do not live pork so much, other than bacon; do not like link sausage and barely like the flat kind either. I really like my veggies! haha :o)
10 Mar 07
Ah, It's alright. =) It would of been worse if I actually heard it. Laugh out loud =) You took a vet course in college? kudos! It's very important that animals have the same care as we do, I respect vets a lot. I can't stand the sight of blood! so the smell would be awful, like some horror movie! Kudos ShadyGrove, ~Joey
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I make it a policy of mine, not to meet my food before I eat it. I don't want to see my food alive before I eat it. I do know where it comes from but I have no desire to witness the process.
@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I know it's sad but that's the reality. Some animals are intended to be eaten so to speak. I do eat meat and sometimes I wonder what's happening on the slaughterhouse. It's a sad reality. When I was back in the Philippines, I remember when I used to accompany my mom to the wet market...I can see chickens being killed by cutting off their neck and deep them on a hot water. It's really disgusting but they shouldn't show how cruel they can be on animals.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
you know lots of people become vegetarians once they witness how those meat they eat are killed. i havent eat meat for over 11 months now and i dont think i can eat it again especially those warm blooded animals maybe a bit of fish as a last resort for hunger but never pig or chicken meat or other land animals. i think that show is good but not all can appreciate that since it targets our phychological thinking when it comes to eating meat and lots of people in this plnet is a meat lover.
• United States
9 Mar 07
I've been a vegetarian myself for forty years. I've never been through a slaughterhouse, I doubt I could do that without losing consciousness from a broken heart from witnessing the pain and fear of all those innocent animals. I think if more people actually made the connection between those pretty packaged meats in their grocer, and what actually happens...the process that is undertaken, to get that package there...people might think twice about eating it. As humans, we're pretty good at allowing ourselves to remain ignorant about what we eat, and how we get it...or what we wear, and how we get it...we just want what we want, and we just don't worry about what happens for us to get what we want. More and more, though, we are seeing the results of our desires manifesting in different ways, like air and water pollution, food poisonings, different diseases popping up all the time, stress and anxieity and depression, I could go on and on. We don't think about the repercussions of our actions, unfortunately, just because we don't face up to the responsibility of our actions, dosn't mean the reaction won't be there. I'd like for American tv to televise something like that...I wonder how it would be received in this country? Sounds like a very interesting concept.
@maudlin (125)
• India
9 Mar 07
That is hundred percent true, my friend. I was a non-vegetarian, 2 years ago. But now, i've changed myself as a vegetarian. Thanks to my girlfriend. She is actually a pure vegetarian. Just to please her, i changed me. But anyhow, i'm serving for the good cause only. I'm happy.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
Most of the meat we eat here is grain-fed rather than grass fed, but the latter is more expensive. I would rather eat meat from a cow who was allowed to roam free in the field as I heard that the grain-fed cows are feed hormones and since I suffered from second fertility, I am sure there is a connection. But as for the watching of animals being slaughtered, I have a strong stomach by the way so watching animals being slaughtered on TV would not make me sick and even if I saw it in person, it would be the smell rather than watching the actual process. An advantage of this would be if someone cut themselves and were bleeding all over the place, I would not scream and run willy nilly, but would try to help I(I do know a little first aid.) However, I would be more concerned with the chemical additives, or things adding to the animal's food that would have a detrimental effect on us or the beasts themselves than seeing a pig or whatever being electrocuted or what process they use to kill them.
@soulist (2985)
• United States
9 Mar 07
We get our meat from our cows, chickens, and pigs. Also the deer dad gets. My uncle processes the meat and everything so it doesn't have all those preservative the store meat has. It's all fresh and so good. We get our veggies from the farm too.
@Galena (9120)
9 Mar 07
I thought it was a very interesting programme. I am a meat eater myself but I do beleive very strongly in looking into the origins and conditions of the meat you buy. ethically produced is more expensive, so I eat meat less often. to be honest, I think if I were in the situation of killing for my own meat I think I could do it. I'm not a hypocrite.
• India
9 Mar 07
Good work Joey. This will atleast work as an eye-opener for others. Good.
9 Mar 07
i have seen how they slaughter a pig, on Gordon Ramsay's hells kitchen...but for awhile it put me off meat alittle. but then i thought, even if i stop eating it, they will be being killed...if that makes sense. it is a gross process, but i think too many people in our society try to block out how animals are killed for meat...people are too nieve.
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 07
I refused to watch it as this could put me off meat, I know that's probably why they do it, but I love meat and I just know that if I watched those animals suffer I'd feel compelled not to eat meat. Trouble is my housemate who does the cooking in my home watched it, and I feared those immortal words from him 'right we are going vegetarian' if he said that I would move! LOL!... It's good that they have brought this to light but on this subject I'm a hypocrite and I hold my hands up high! Respect.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Mar 07
Does it realy matter where the meat comes from. There are very good safeguards that have been put in place compared to past methods of food distribution. Even with the present system we are stiil caught out once in a while, as there are a lot of occassions where there has been food re-called back after finding a problem that has been overlooked.
@missmas (60)
9 Mar 07
i think that everything in this world is disgusting.if you start trying to find out everything abt food you might end up starving yourself!my bf is now vegetarian and is always trying to make me watch documentaries where they explain where the food we eat comes from but i really don't want to.it's might sounds odd but the vegetables we eat come from the ground and people might have been buried there years ago, people might have used those places for various reasons in the past.the water we drink might not be as clean as we think...