(Closed) A tacky pig?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Tacky?
    Yes : (67 votes)
    37 %
    No : (112 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 77
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    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @brittanymichelle – I think it would get your point across better to say “it’s inappropriate to say ______” rather than to lump all the posters together. How is it any better to ignore everyone who gave a thought-out response (vegetarian or meat eater) and act as if everyone attacked the original poster?

    Post # 78
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    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would be a bit surprised, but I would adapt quickly and be cool with the pig roast!  Whatever dude!

    Post # 78
    Member
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am not a vegetarian, but would find this somewhat unappetizing. 

    Post # 79
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    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think if you’re not comfortable with where your food comes from perhaps you shouldn’t eat it. I say go for it (I’ve been to pig roasts and while it was a little freaky at first, it was an important lesson for me).

    Post # 80
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    577 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I don’t think it’s tacky, just not very formal, so it depends on the formality of your wedding.

    My parents grew up on farms and love and respect animals more than anyone else I know.  They also think vegetarianism is ridiculous.  If human beings were not meant to eat meat, they wouldn’t; it’s part of the circle of life.  I respect vegetarians and vegans for their beliefs, but I definitely can’t handle the “holier than thou” veggies.  If you don’t think it is ethical to eat animals, than you also should not own anything made out of leather, use any type of medications or cosmetics (as they are developed using animals), or visit a mainstream doctor (as they were trained using information gathered through the use and killing of animals).  I strongly doubt any of the above “anti pig-roasters” conform to these conditions, so kindly keep your hypocrisy to yourselves.

    Post # 81
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @ILikePink- I agree that it is honoring the animal in a way, because people should know where their food comes from.  (Not just from the grocery.)  I had mixed feelings at first, but because I grew up in the midwest, my roots tell me “go for it.”  I was raised hunting deer and fishing.  If we couldn’t handle killing our own fish, we didn’t eat fish that night.  😉

    Post # 82
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    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    people may be offended, and it does seem informal for a wedding..although if you’re having a very informal wedding then perhaps. I personally love bbq, however I am not a fan of seeing things as they’d look alive. This includes whole fish and pig…I would not eat it and yes, I’d be grossed out. Call me a hypocrite, but thats the way I am.

    Post # 83
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think “tacky” is the wrong word for it.  As many of the ladies have stated, this can be a very traditional element depending on what culture you are.

    Personally, I wouldn’t be a fan of having a pig roast.  I don’t like them period for the same lame girly reasons everyone listed above.  I love bacon, but I don’t like seeing the pig whole.  I also don’t like full chickens and the thought of baking a turkey whole or a chicken where you remove the innards, etc grosses me out.  I also love cheeseburgers, but I sure wouldn’t want to see a cow on a pole roasting around and around.

    I think the better question is would a pig roast be appropriate for the OP’s wedding?  She mentioned that she is having an outdoor, very laid back, type of wedding where this is something that is normal for her area, so yes, a pig roast is definitely appropriate.  Clearly, she wouldn’t be asking the question if she didn’t want one!

    To the OP – do whatever you want to do.  It’s your wedding!! 

    Good luck!

    Post # 84
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My background: was a strict vegetarian from age 8 to age 17 or so, raised on a fruit farm.  

    My opinion: go for it.  You will only have one vegetarian attending, have already run it by her and she’s ok with it.  That’s really thoughtful of you and I think you’ve covered your bases.  

    To some of the other posters: I am really surprised that so many of you eat meat but are uncomfortable seeing where it came from.  To me, not acknowledging that your pork chop came from a living being is much more disrespectful to the animal than displaying it.  Also, would it change your opinion if you were to learn that pigs are not just nice sweet creatures who only eat apples and corn?  They may be smart but they are also opportunistic omnivores who will eat anything, including each other or even humans if the opportunity arose.

    Post # 85
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I think they’re festive. If meat eaters are uncomfortable looking at the animal they’re about to eat, well, that’s a philosophical question for them to think over 🙂 For the kind of event you’re having, I think it’d be great.

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