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Zuckerberg Only Eating Animals He Personally Kills

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the welcome-to-my-food-list dept.

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theodp writes "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has begun personally slaying animals for food, part of a resolution to fully appreciate the meat he eats by limiting it to that which he personally kills. Zuckerberg has mostly been vegetarian since making the vow, but his hands-on kills thus far include a goat, pig, chicken and a lobster. 'He cut the throat of the goat with a knife,' Zuckerberg pal Jesse Cool told FORTUNE, 'which is the most kind way to do it.'"

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To this, I say, so what? (5, Insightful)

Kenja (541830) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266786)

Really unsure why I should care... this seems more of a People Magazine article then News For Nerds.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1, Interesting)

blackraven14250 (902843) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266836)

It's about one of the most successful (monetarily) modern nerds going off the deep end.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

jd (1658) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266856)

"Going" sounds superfluous given who we are talking about.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (5, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267022)

People of Palo Alto, HIDE YOUR HUMAN INFANTS!

Is he eating the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution?

Re:To this, I say, so what? (5, Funny)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266878)

He's not gone off the deep end yet. We reserve that judgement til he takes a dozen tech journalists to a remote island and declares "The hunt ...is on".

I give it a week.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (5, Insightful)

Omnifarious (11933) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266908)

So, killing animals for food is 'going off the deep end'? I lived on a farm from ages 5-11. We slaughtered several of our animals for food. That's where the meat comes from after all, or weren't you aware?

Maybe you lived in a city your whole life and got it nicely packaged for you in a supermarket or pre-cooked and now you want to consider people who actually kill the animals as somehow beneath you, or having 'gone off the deep end'? Maybe you should reconsider your food choices if you want to avoid looking like either a blatant classist or a hypocrite.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

Pvt_Ryan (1102363) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266996)

So, killing animals for food is 'going off the deep end'? I lived on a farm from ages 5-11. We slaughtered several of our animals for food. That's where the meat comes from after all, or weren't you aware?

Maybe you lived in a city your whole life and got it nicely packaged for you in a supermarket or pre-cooked and now you want to consider people who actually kill the animals as somehow beneath you, or having 'gone off the deep end'? Maybe you should reconsider your food choices if you want to avoid looking like either a blatant classist or a hypocrite.

Pft every true geek knows that meat comes from a replicator which once the food as appeared displays a message "no was harmed in the replicating of this meat".

Meh, who really cares. Good on him I say.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267062)

So, killing animals for food is 'going off the deep end'?

Oh come on, who eats a goat?

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267110)

Goat is freaking awesome. Like mutton, but less grassy. The best thing about eating goat is that you're essentially guaranteed that it wasn't raised on a factory farm.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

RussellSHarris (1385323) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267138)

I've eaten goat. And, hell, in some countries you'd be the weird one if you hadn't eaten goat.

In some countries (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267152)

they eat cats. Who cares about some countries?

Re:To this, I say, so what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267088)

I agree, I have little respect for people that are of the mentality "I only care to have said object, not how it came to be or how it works". Furthermore, as a vegetarian that is not necessarily against eating meat but more the manor that animals are treated pre and post slaughter; the only way I would currently eat meat is if I knew the means of the animal's raising and method of it's kill. I would speculate that opposition to this perspective is likely due to the ignorance resplendent in the misinformation dominated marketing of consumer culture. It's mostly the same reason that globalization and outsourcing work; the majority of people don't care how their products are made or how the people making them are treated as long as it's cheap.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267132)


When I was a wee lad, I thought that a veterinarian would put the animal, say a cow, under and cut out a steak. After that, he'd stitch it back together and back to the rolling hills of the farm for it.

Then my mom explained what really happened...

Re:To this, I say, so what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267212)

He is off the rocker for this, but only for running around for everyone to hear. The man is heading up a rather large, high profile tech company and this is just bound to piss of a lot of people. By people I mean more than PETA. Is there anything wrong with what he is doing? Of course not.

"That's where the meat comes from after all, or weren't you aware?"

Most people aren't. You can try to explain and drive it home all you want but this is simply not the kind of thing that the average person even wants to wrap their mind around. This will seem like a lot of different bad things to different people and he is being naive thinking he can tell us intimate details about his life raising eire.

After all, were not talking about Faceb.....ahhh shit.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

Bing Tsher E (943915) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267120)

The Zuck was never a nerd. He's definitely a fratboy type who used nerds.

Fish? (1)

iamhassi (659463) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267040)

No fish? What's he got against fish? Figured that'd be the first one on the list.

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

obergfellja (947995) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267042)

ie: "Ummm... who cares?"

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

RedDeadThumb (1826340) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267100)

It is funny. C'mon, we aren't allowed a little fun?

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

elPetak (2016752) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267154)

amen brother!

Re:To this, I say, so what? (1)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267172)

People magazine? I thought this was someone trying to expand Literally Unbelievable [tumblr.com] into exploring the credulity of Slashdot readers as well as Facebookers.

I heard... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266792)

I heard he actually has someone else kill the animal and then steps in and claims credit for the kill.

Lawsuit pending (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266822)

I fucked your dad.

Re:Lawsuit pending (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267000)

I fucked your mom. What a slut!

Re:Lawsuit pending (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267018)

Hi Mom!!! :)

Re:Lawsuit pending (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267200)

Stop posting online, mom, you're drunk.

While claiming he is working on killing the animal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266882)

Then not answering e-mail about it, then suddenly claiming he has abandoned killing the animal.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg Eaten (2, Funny)

microcentillion (942039) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266798)

The man claimed no foul, as he had killed Zuckerberg himself before enjoying his meal

Re:CEO Mark Zuckerberg Eaten (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266958)

by a grue

Actually, he's killed half a dozen cows... (1)

rjk94 (1240212) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266802)

...on Farmville.

I'm glad you post at 0 ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266854)

... because that means less people have to be annoyed by you.

Idiot (0)

jdastrup (1075795) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266808)

Idiot.

Re:Idiot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266984)

I strongly disagree. He's a douchebag of historic proportions for other reasons, but I believe that you should at least be open to the practice of killing the animals you eat -- and hopefully have done it a couple of times with different animals, so you at least have some personal experience in the process. The vast majority of Americans are so detached from where their food comes from and the personal experience of killing an animal for food is like, that it strongly negatively distorts their diets. While I think this sort of policy would probably result in some people becoming vegetarian, it likely would also get many people to trade shitty processed meats for legitimate meat. Fresh meat is as strong a differentiator as fresh vegetables or fruit, but it gets no attention at all outside of seafood.

I also think that getting people more experienced with killing their food would reduce some of cultural misunderstanding between urban folks who have strongly negative feelings towards guns and gun owners and rural folks who do go hunting regularly. One of my best friends was telling me her only experience involving a gun was having a friend in school blow his own head off with one; that's more experience than most people I know who didn't grow up in my rural town. Not surprisingly, most of them view guns and gun owners with fear or antipathy.

I'm loling on the inside (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266810)

At least until Zuckerberg cuts it out.

^_^ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266812)

:3

I've been doing this for years! (5, Funny)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266816)

Which is why I mostly eat spiders out of tissues :(

Re:I've been doing this for years! (2)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266850)

On a completely OT note, whatever happened to the "Don't use karma bonus" option when commenting? Seeing as half* my posts are ridiculous shit (see above) it seems stupid to post them at +2.

*: OK, only half are supposed to be ridiculous shit. In practice it's closer to a 90/10 split.

Re:I've been doing this for years! (2)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266938)

Assuming that everything is working, you can push the little gear icon next to the "Post Anonymously" checkbox (which I just now realized that after a year or so they finally made it not white-on-white). You can also push the Options button below the input box. Either one will open a Web 2.0!!! div that contains a checkbox with "No Karma Bonus?" and a save button. Check it, and Save. Then Post.

Posting without karma bonus, in case it doesn't work...

Re:I've been doing this for years! (2)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266986)

So they've made a one-off option into a permanent configuration setting? Or is it still one-off (which would make the placement truly bizarre).

[Posting to test]

Re:I've been doing this for years! (2)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267012)

Permanent setting it is. Odd.

Re:I've been doing this for years! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267210)

Taught me something new, thx.

Re:I've been doing this for years! (1)

iluvcapra (782887) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267080)

I've been doing this for years, which is why I'm a vegetarian.

I can respect that.. (1)

VMaN (164134) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266830)

I've killed a few sheep for food myself, and It does give you a new appreciation for where the meat comes from. It's amazing how some people are outraged by killing "free range" pilot whales only because it is very bloody, with NO thought about what exactly is in their quarterpounder.

Re:I can respect that.. (1)

jd (1658) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266904)

Cows don't have quite the brain capacity or (as recently demonstrated) technology or language sophistication of cetaceans, cows generally have much shorter lifespans, and harpoons at sea are generally not effrective or quick. So at least some of us object on grounds other than "bloody". Well, except in the usual British phrase of "you bloody morons!"

Re:I can respect that.. (1)

VMaN (164134) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266982)

Pilot whales are not harpooned, but driven up on shore and then their spine is cut. I wouldn't call it painless, but I don't think its savage or torture. Just for reference they are smaller than killer whales but typically bigger than dolphins, FYI.

Re:I can respect that.. (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267028)

Not to mention we've no shortage of cows... It's not like there are too many whales -- as the stewards of Earth you'd think we'd act like it instead of extincting species for no other reason than because we want to.

Re:I can respect that.. (1)

VMaN (164134) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267074)

We have no shortage of pilot whales either, afaik. But most people only hear "whale" and assume the worst.

Re:I can respect that.. (1)

Twinbee (767046) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267002)

Both came from a live animal. It doesn't make it more 'clever' if you do it yourself.

Re:I can respect that.. (1)

macmacaman (779878) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267104)

As a person who has gotten to kill a few pigs, I mostly agree with your sentiment. I am not outraged by the killing of a whale because of the blood. I am outraged because it is usually not done quickly or humanely, because often a B.S. reason of conducting "science" is used an excuse to fuel an industry, because some of the species of whales hunted are threatened or endangered (can't say that about pigs and sheep), and for the fuzzy reason that I think cetaceans are too smart to eat. But whales aside...I understand where you are coming from.

I approve of this course of action. (3, Insightful)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266832)

I grew up in a hunting and fishing household. I've long held the belief that you appreciate you food more if you kill it yourself. I hate to say it because I really dislike Zuckerberg, but he has something going here. If I had the disposable income and free time to procure live animals on a regular basis I would probably do this as well.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266920)

Agreed, the nerd in me still thinks he's a douche but the redneck in me thinks this is a good thing to try.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267034)

True. Everyone should at least have done it once, to get the full appreciation. These days I only slaughter the fish I catch - if I catch them, they seem to be a step ahead of me lately - but growing up in deep country and being used to slaughtering whatever gets on the table gives you some perspective.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266928)

You would appreciate the car you drive more if you designed and built it yourself. For most people it's just not practical.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (1)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267148)

Exactly. It also isn't practical for me because I don't have the free time to hunt for all my meat or the money and property to raise/buy live animals.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267030)

Do you dislike him for being immensely successful, extremely intelligent, an excellent businessman, fairly good looking, popular, or is it just generic nerdjealousy masquerading as some ethical bullshit? Cause I'm gonna go right ahead and guess you've never met him and don't actually know enough about him to dislike him on honest grounds.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (0)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267114)

I dislike him because he is a duchebag, a liar, a cheat and someone who uses friends, allies and total strangers alike without regard for their rights or well being.

Re:I approve of this course of action. (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267056)

Does he grow his own vegetables or kill (harvest/cook) them too? If not, what's the point?

IMHO, just cooking for yourself is enough to obtain an appreciation for what you eat.

I Call Fowl (1)

JackSpratts (660957) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266838)

So slitting a goat's throat's ok but walking around w/a live chicken is beyond the pale apparently.

Suuuuuure.... (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266840)

Just an excuse for him to kill some animals every day...

(I'm only half joking, the guy's an evil bastard)

ozzy says boo (1)

chronoss2010 (1825454) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266862)

as he munches on chicken brains

Awesome, why do sociopaths run everything? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266846)

This is coming from someone who has lived in the midwest and has personally killed/cleaned/cooked deer, possum, squirrel, duck, wild turkey, turtle, rattlesnake, alligator, etc. etc.

And I'm saying this is really bizarre behavior. I hunt because I enjoy the sport and I eat the meat I get from hunting because 1) it's good, and 2) I inherently appreciate the fact that living things (be it plants or animals) have to die for me to stay alive. I would never tell anyone that they have to kill, clean, or even cook the meat they eat to "truly appreciate" it. If you're curious about the process and want a deeper understanding of the whole process, watching it live is plenty good enough.

This is just...odd.

I wonder? (0)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266848)

Is there any way to report a story about Zuckerberg that doesn't come out with him sounding like the next incarnation of Satan?

Do you think I deserve your full attention? (4, Funny)

tibbetts (7769) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266852)

I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try - but there's no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the slaughtering pens of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, has the stomach to do.

He only slits their throats (5, Insightful)

Ossifer (703813) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266858)

So he doesn't raise, hunt or catch them, or clean them or prepare them himself. He only does the actual killing...

Does anyone else find this disturbing? [think Of Mice and Men]

Re:He only slits their throats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266950)

He's killing mice and men too? That's sick!

Re:He only slits their throats (2)

dadioflex (854298) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267184)

I think you're on to something there. There's a process and most people would baulk at the killing while being relatively happy to raise, feed, care for and then eventually eat the animals. Even most farmers don't kill the animals, either through choice or legislation. If he's killing animals to make their sacrifice meaningful then good for him. If he's killing animals because just eating meat he hasn't looked in the eye before plunging home the dagger is no longer good enough for him then I wouldn't approve.

Lambs to the slaughter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266874)

Like facebook dumb fucks^w^w users, there's a clear pattern here.

Rich guy with one good idea has a 2nd, stupid idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266876)

... news at 11.

Great, so now he wants to throw away 200 years of economic development. Somebody needs to explain the concepts of the division of labour and comparative advantage to him. My guess: his girlfriend is crazy and he's willing to be crazy to stay with her.

Re:Rich guy with one good idea has a 2nd, stupid i (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267046)

Yeah, this was his good idea. Facebook the shitty, less humane, thoroughly harmful one.

The most kind way? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266888)

How is allowing the animal to bleed out like that the most kind way of killing it? A quick shot to the head is far more merciful.

The Farm Animal Welfare Council in the UK have said that it takes up to two minutes for an animal to die with the throat-cutting method. If you screw up the cut, the animal could take a considerable amount of time to lose consciousness, and you might require multiple cuts.

Try watching a video of a halal or kosher butchering and tell me how it's an better than using a gun. The only argument I've seen for halal/kosher style butchering is that it doesn't happen in a factory, thus reducing trauma on the animal... but shooting an animal doesn't need to either, so it's not really much of an argument.

Veggies and Fruits insulted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266890)

What about veggies & fruit? Are the chopped liver to Mr. Z?? Frankly, I'd love to see a rich, self-important billionaire reduced to a hunter gather lifestyle for his daily food than spending money on women, wine and rich toys.

Only half the story (1)

greg1104 (461138) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266892)

The goat actually felt more violated by how Zuckerberg treated his personal privacy than he did about the whole throat cutting thing.

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, (5, Insightful)

Qbertino (265505) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266894)

the most humane way to kill a goat is *not* to cut its throat.
The most humane way to kill a goat (or any animal for that matter) without chemicals is to shoot it.
At best with a powerfull but silenced firearm - as not to scare the animal while its
sensory functions remain intact for a few seconds after the fact.

Anyway, please refrain from cutting throats of live beings, wether they're animals or whatnot.
Thanks.

Re:Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, (1)

RightSaidFred99 (874576) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266966)

Yeah, seems a bit of a joke. How long does it take a goat to die with a slashed throat and how much pain does it feel. Compare that with a gun or captive bolt pistol, which should offer immediate cessation of sensation.

Re:Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267054)

Wow, you really thought that out didn't ya. Use a silencer everybody! Christ...

Re:Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, (0)

sethmeisterg (603174) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267060)

MOD PARENT UP!

Re:Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267116)

Why waste bullets? Use a pneumatic piston at the base of the skull. Still -- no matter where you shoot something, dying is going to hurt unless you destroy the whole brain all at once... I say dynamite strapped to the things' heads are the most humane.

Re:Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267124)

Silenced firearm?
No such thing exists. Suppressors exist, but they won't even make a .22 silent. No need to silence it anyway, bullets are supersonic. A .22 to the brain pan and the show is over before it hears the bang. Even a cow can be dispatched this way. Bullet through the eye socket, since cow skulls are too thick for a .22.

A powerful firearm is also a bad idea, makes a mess and does not kill any faster than a .22 bouncing around inside an animals skull.

If he really wants to experience empathy (1)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266910)

Let him do a Facebook share buyback on IPO day with his personal funds, and see how badly the retail investor will do on that over-valuated trade.

Oy vey! (1)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266914)

Zuckerberg's ... hands-on kills thus far include a goat, pig, chicken and a lobster.

Shechita [wikipedia.org] or not, pigs and lobsters ain't kosher.

His approach to meat eating is friendlier (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266916)

We need to applaud this guy for understanding the connection between meat and loss of life for an animal. He's aware of it, whereas most consumers are not. If we acknowledge that animals have brain structures similar to ours and that they experience fear and terror, then it's even more important for us to acknowledge humane practices when we consume them for food. Missing that link inbetween doesn't force us to think about the situation.

As for me, I failed at my attempts at veganism. Part of it is my fault, for lacking the will-power to take the extra steps to make the lifestyle worth it. The other part is that our society makes this lifestyle extremely difficult. Animal products are in so many things that it takes a tremendous amount of effort for a vegan to choose his or her meals over a non-vegan. So if Zuckerberg manages to reduce meat consumption overall, I'd say he's a winner.

Re:His approach to meat eating is friendlier (1)

Comen (321331) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267090)

To be really honest, I for one love to eat meat, but can not stomach the thought of actually killing an animal myself, not even a ulgy animal.
I really love animals, but love to eat meat allot also, so I guess am just screwed up, not really sure what to do about this, but not eating meat just seems to drastic of a food change. It also seems to me that to kill something and look it in the face and watch it die is something that is either to hard to deal with or just to real for me, not sure but I just do not want to take that step in to being able to hunt and hold up dead deers in a photo for instance.

Finally.. the Facebook CEO does something I like.. (1)

gQuigs (913879) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266946)

The amount of people who have a disconnect from where our food comes from is growing. That he wants to help bridge that gap personally, is awesome.

Christ, what an asshole. (0)

dswensen (252552) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266960)

Christ, what an asshole.

This is different from a grocery store, how? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266970)

Seriously, people who are freaked out about this need to get over it. The food you eat used to be alive. That steak used to moo once. And guess what, it's delicious!

Om nom nom nom nom!

-www.awkwardengineer.com [awkwardengineer.com]

What is this? /. Gossip? (1)

hackertourist (2202674) | more than 3 years ago | (#36266972)

Rumors for nerds. Stuff that doesn't matter.

And I will laugh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36266976)

And I will laugh when he gets sick from uneven blood levels or dies of some disease he catches from one of those animals. Self-natural selection?

I've heard money does strange things to people, but, unless he's trying to make a economics point about 'being rich', he'd probably be best served giving some of his money to those that have NOTHING to eat, rather than publicity BS like this.

Re:And I will laugh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267102)

And I will laugh when he gets sick from uneven blood levels

When he gets sick from WHAT?

Re:And I will laugh! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267204)

Don't humour him.

Do Tell... (1)

AnotherAnonymousUser (972204) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267004)

Tell us Mr. Zuckerberg, what does manflesh taste like?

The Sequel to Charlotte's Web (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267008)

Zuckerberg's Famous Pig

Crazy Rich (1)

XiaoMing (1574363) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267010)

What is it with rich people doing more and more esoteric things in a desperate attempt to feel like they're either special or somehow experiencing more to life than the next guy?
I'm a full-blown meat eater, I've cleaned and gutted my own fish like anyone who's fished properly, chopped the head off a chicken and held the neck over a sink so that when it tried to pull the headless chicken act all the squirty blood was aimed somewhere, and I wouldn't claim that's made me any closer to understanding sustainable anything.

Did he use every part of the pig he killed? Because pig hoof soup is actually a delicacy in many places. How about pig ears and pork rinds? If he really wanted to understand sustainable food he'd either be a vegetarian or eating insects (not a joke, as insects, being lower on the food chain, more readily convert vegetation into useful proteins. Just because killing a bunch of random shit didn't make me educated doesn't mean I couldn't do it by much less stupid channels).

This BS sounds about as effective as posting where you like to leave your purse as a status update to raise awareness for ... whatever it was, probably sustainable eating habits.

Not a big deal (1)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267050)

So he's basically killing farm animals? Big deal, get a hunting rifle and go get a deer, moose, elk, what ever and none of that game fed feeder Dependant animals that you find on hunting ranches for the city folk. Then he'd have a better understanding.

Oh, what a man (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36267068)

I love it when rich jackoffs can afford to be our moral superiors, taking an ideological stand over nothing..

(I worked in a slaughterhouse for 3 years in high school, fuck you silver spoony Zuckerberg)

In other news (1, Insightful)

devnullkac (223246) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267070)

I only dispose of trash in my own personal incinerator and landfill in the backyard. Sure, it's dirty, smelly, time-consuming, inefficient, annoying to my neighbors and family, and has virtually no effect on the global trash situation, but it discourages me from generating trash. At least until I become as numbed to the problem of trash disposal as the professionals I used to pay to do that job.

Seriously, though, if you want to solve a problem that human nature walks us right up to, don't bother experimenting with changing human nature; at best it's a waste of time. Try instead to lure us with something better: invent Mr. Fusion if trash is your bogeyman. For animal suffering, maybe you should look at cheap and tasty artificially replicated meat.

Lobster? (1)

lieden (897813) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267092)

>and a lobster.

I'm pretty sure that anyone who has ever cooked lobster has killed it. They are sold alive.

Creeps me out. (1)

BadPirate (1572721) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267098)

I'm sorry, but I know the PR slant on this is Eco PC, but slitting the throats of goats sounds like a better way to start a career in serial killing then it is to continue a career as a software CEO. While it is important to appreciate the things you have, this is taking it too far. Farming the fields all day would give a person a better understanding and appreciation to the work that goes into their bread, but would leave their hands calloused. Similarly, killing your own food will give a better empathy and appreciation, but doing enough of it will probably leave those feelings calloused as well. I'm just saying, it's a fine line between self improvement and self abuse - http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/abuse_connection.php [pet-abuse.com]

Even if your DM is Monty Hall (1)

Maintenance Goof (1487053) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267140)

A goat, pig, chicken and a lobster are not worth a lot of EP. I doubt Zuckerberg is even second level. There! Now it is news for geeks.

Mark Zuckerberg and Ted Nugent (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267170)

two people I would not have thought about in the same way, before today

you know what? i grew up on a farm. i've butchered animals. i've milked them. i've bottlefed them. i've healed them. i've euthanized them. i've midwifed them. i'm completely unimpressed

modern living in the west means we are disconnected from our food sources like no generation before us. the chicken nuggets on our plate bear no cognitive relationship to the actual chickens we see, probably, only on television or the internet

then, at age 10, you ride by a truck on the highway, and see some movement in the slats and a pink snout trying to poke out: pigs going to slaughter

and for the first time, you realize what's going on

and you think you are witnessing fucking auschwitz

it's so fucking maudlin!

such contrived weepy empty drama from the mind of people raised more artificially than their food!

it's just food you coddled cloistered fucks. it has a brain? it has thoughts? emotions? so what! has this EVER fucking mattered in hundreds of millions of years of carnivore catching prey on the savannah or in the jungle or in the seas?

feel the inside of your mouth. between your incisors and your molars (you have both, you're an omnivore): you can feel two jagged teeth. these are called your CANINES. they are MADE to RIP flesh from bone and masticate it. you ARE an eater of meat. says hundreds of millions of years of evolution. says what every previous generation of YOU did, going back generations since before your ancestors were human, even mammal

now THAT'S natural morality (as opposed to human morality, which governs our relationship with other humans, NOT that which governs the relationships in the natural world or our relationship with it)

our grandparents and greatgrandparents and every generation before that grew up in societies where domestic farm animals were in earshot and smelling distance away, their entire lives. before they could talk they were aware that the geese squawing outside for the past few months wasn't squawking anymore because it was on the dinner plate tonight. no. big. deal

in fact, today, most of humanity lives like this: humans and ducks, pigs, cattle, etc., all bric-a-brac next to each other in a cacophony of noises and smells. this is reality. this is normalcy. the majority of humanity, in time and space, does not consider eating meat or who butchers it an issue

it's only an issue for rich coddled drama queens who grow up in hermetically sealed lives away from their food sources. in other words, your "morality" is as artificial and inconsequential to the reality of life on earth and of the majority of humanity, as your rich upbringing is (if you were born in the west, in the modern era, you are rich, according to any previous generation or every other contemporaneous society)

meat is food. meat is good. tonight i am going to have myself some chicken nuggets, and i'm going to enjoy it, knowing full well what i am eating was once a chirping chicken. who FUCKING cares. get the fuck over yourselves, rich sheltered westeners. you live in an artificial hermetically sealed environment, and some of your attitudes are pathetic reflections of your artificial unreal upbringing

meat is not murder. meat is TASTY

one final thought:

BACON

(*lips smack*)

case closed

I support Mr. Zuckerberg's actions! (1)

Montezumaa (1674080) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267178)

I must say that self reliance is a lost art. So many people do not know how to grow plants, or properly slaughter animals for consumption. In today's world, so many people rely on market to produce their food. Not if, but when our current society falls apart(from war, or other major problems), people will not be able to care for themselves and will die.

Cutting a goats throat is actually the best way to kill a goat. I am sorry if some people are too sensitive to accept this, but most of you have no experience in slaughtering animals, so save to feigned outrage.

I would love to tell Mr. Zuckerberg how proud I am of him for using his position in society to promote self reliance and promote the learning of lost arts. I hope more people start doing these types of things.

As a long-time vegan.. (2)

Vegan Cyclist (1650427) | more than 3 years ago | (#36267214)

...i would suggest that rather than get into the perverse world of actually killing animals (but still bypassing the rest of the process, ie, raising, feeding, etc), why not just stop eating animal products altogether? (I hope he's 'getting his hands dirty' with egg and dairy products as well...so much killing in those industries too - calves from dairies end up as veal, and many, many unwanted male chicks from layer hens are ground up shortly after birth.)

We, as humans, have no physiological need for any foods that come from an animal, and in this day and age it's easy enough to find vegan alternatives to just about anything you can think of....and vegan foods are much better for the environment and resolve most ethical issues, especially if buying organic. (Look up 'veganic' as well - vegan-organic farming using no animal fertilizer, etc..!)

When it comes down to it, we're raising and killing animals for nothing more than a specific taste sensation. This is really unfortunate, given the lives these animals have to go through, the ethical compromises the humans involved have to make, the massive drain on resources and damage to the environment. That is an awfully high price for something as unnecessary as a 'specific taste'.

- Dave

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