If you had to kill your own food, would you be a vegetarian?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sunkissed19:  i dont think i could kill something and then eat it ; (

It would just feel wrong to me.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’ve stated that id either die of starvation or that id become a vegetarian before.  I get upset when I see movies that deal with killing animals.  And yeah, id probably also be the first one to die in a zombie apocolypse.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@sunkissed19:  lucky for me, I am already a hunter. living in Alaska, we are able to hunt for big game and keeps our freezers full for winter. for example, in Sept. I will be going out to harvest a moose. That moose meat (along with salmon we fish for in the summer and other wild game) will keep us from buying meat from the stores that come from cows filled all sorts of weird crap (whatever it is they feed them).

So yes, I would hunt for my food….at least I know the animal I am consuming is living free and wild in open land and not confined to little cages. 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Not a chance. Packaged meat is a luxury, but I’m acutely aware of, and comfortable with, where it comes from and wouldn’t have a problem butchering for my own consumption if need be.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have in the past and would again.  My FI grew up on a farm where that was a way of life and livelihood.  He’s a city boy now but can go back to it if he had too.  We already purchase grass fed beef, pastured chickens, wild fish, etc as it is so we may as well save $$ raising and hunting it ourselves.  Between my shooting and bow hunting skills and his farmer experience we’d be a’ite. 

If we’re talking about a REAL doomsday, I doubt there be many veggies or desirable meat to eat for that matter.  I think hunting pigeon and stray cats would be more like it.   

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Vegetables are a lot less hassle.

I’ve got no delusions about meat coming out of living animals, but I don’t want to actually do all the killing, cleaning, and preparing myself. I don’t even like touching raw meat juice when I open a package of hamburger.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah I would, I like that I don’t have to (much easier), but I easily could kill animals for food.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@alaskin17:  I envy this. I don’t eat much meat because I disagree with factory farming, and the inhumane way they are slaughtered. I respect that you hunt and use much of the animal without waste. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would learn to hunt or die trying. I really do not like very many vegetables and being the ones I do like are so limited I’d get bored with them very quick. Plus I’d miss chicken way too much. lol

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes I would, and I’ve hunted before. Though I would probably do more fishing.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes I would, we usually have our animals sent to the local butcher so they can do the actual killing as a matter of choice but if it came down to it I would do it myself. At least I know where the animal has come from and that it has had a nice and happy life.

I think most people would be able to kill animals for food if they had too. I believe it’s really only a recent thing that we have become so squemish about it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My fiancé brought home live lobsters and I couldn’t do it. if it was a chicken, I would die! 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would. I personally don’t believe in eating anything you wouldn’t be prepared to kill yourself. I have a friend with the exact same life outlook and he is a vegetarian 🙂 just my opinion though!

 

also just to add I used to have a Harris hawk who would catch rabbits that we would have to kill and would eat. And I have fished a bit 🙂

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