PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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    Aug 31, 2007 1:34 AM GMT
    If you have an issue about eating meat make a thread and be cool don't make three and be annoying. So in an effort to balance a recent surge in pro-veg threads that although claim to be "nondivisive" but really aren't seem to be multiplying by the efforts of like one or two people, I'm bringing back People Eating Tasty Animals by popular demand! So anyone eat any good meat lately?
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    Aug 31, 2007 1:51 AM GMT
    had big chicken tika masala dinner! im stuffed.
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    Aug 31, 2007 2:47 AM GMT
    I eat good meat every day (mostly poultry). For lunch, I had a buffalo burger (locally raised), green bean salad, and an avocado. Dinner was an organic chicken breast simmered in coconut milk and grated fresh ginger, a couple raw carrots, and a handful of goji berries.

    As for steak, I enjoy fillet mignon, but I prefer the flavor of NY strip and ribeye. What I usually buy, though, is sirloin. I've read about Kobe beef, and I've seen the shockingly expensive price in a gourmet food catalog, but I've never actually had it.

    Growing up in NJ (summers on the shore), I was spoiled with the absolute freshest of fresh fish, so I tend to not eat a lot of fresh fish out here in the Midwest. Once in a while, I make scallops because we get decent enough ones. And, sometimes I'll cook up some frozen shrimp or tilapia. I also eat the occasional can of Alaskan salmon or tuna (chunk light tongol because it has a fraction the mercury of solid white albacore.)

    I buy locally raised, organic pastured lamb. There are also two chevon (goat meat) producers in the area, and when I get around to it, I'll check that out (I've never eaten goat before.) It's my understanding that the increasing ethnic population in the US has resulted in a market for chevon that is growing about 10% per year.

    I think my favorite of all the locally raised protein foods are the farm fresh eggs from hens that roam free during the day, eating their natural diet of damn near everything... bugs, weeds, seeds, worms, mice, etc. The yolks are deep orange, and they're so much more flavorful than the bland eggs from the grocery store.
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    Aug 31, 2007 5:01 AM GMT
    Paradox,

    In my country chicken that roam free, feeding on their own eating worm, insect and god know what are consider superior and about 3 times more expensive then farm raise chicken. They just more tastier. Their are common in Malay traditional village roaming free and add colour to the beauty of this peaceful setting . As a child my grandmother and I use to feed them in the morning and left them to feed for themselves the rest of the day. The most fun time is when my families decided to have chicken for lunch/dinner that day and it our duty to catch them for the kitchen.

    As for the talapia , it actually a species from Africa and farm raise in Asia for consumption. This create havoc to out native species, because this alien species eating up pretty much every thing from other local fish, frog and insect. So , while your are enjoying it , dont forget the environmental damage the delicious talipia have done to other country environment.

    Sorry , off topic.
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    Aug 31, 2007 6:09 AM GMT
    Although I have made it a goal of mine to progressively adopt a more vegetarian lifestyle – I already am at least four days a week – I still do not see a day when I will give up my entire culinary repetoire which is largely Middle European Country Cusine (ie. French/Alsatian, N. Italian, Austrian, Slovene).

    I LOVE PORK.
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    Aug 31, 2007 6:21 AM GMT
    Is one even permitted to use the word PORK on RJ?
    I believe this maybe the first time I've ever seen the word on RJ.

    I L O V E P O R K and the countless (artisanal) derivitive products, even the squeal.

    P O R K !
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    Aug 31, 2007 10:10 AM GMT
    Mmmmmm yum! Filet mignon in a foie gras peppercorn sauce.
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    Aug 31, 2007 10:34 AM GMT
    I'm not keen on pork. It doesn't feel good in my body, and the pork industry is destroying Iowa with its huge, stench-spewing, manure-spilling hog factories. I will admit, though, that there is something magical about the taste of bacon.
  • eckilegs

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    Aug 31, 2007 10:35 AM GMT
    Guess I'm breaking the rules, I've been a vegetarian for 4 years running. :)

    Why let the actions of some rude guy who wants to exclude people affect you to the point where you stoop to his level? I know you might just be kidding about it, but am not sure.
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    Aug 31, 2007 10:47 AM GMT
    "I know you might just be kidding about it, but am not sure."

    No kidding, I SERIOUSLY LOVE PORK.
  • eckilegs

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    Aug 31, 2007 10:54 AM GMT
    Lol, no I was referring to this topic thread. If he really is serious about it, I just think it's sad because Owl seems like a smart guy. Starting a retaliation thread seems a little farfetched for someone that I think is so intelligent.
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    Aug 31, 2007 11:38 AM GMT
    I eat meat... wear leather and fur... and dont give a damn about it!

    PETA get off your high horse... some school kid needs some glue!
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    Aug 31, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    PETA's Dirty Secret

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    Aug 31, 2007 12:07 PM GMT
    Meat is just gross. Fur, leather and suede are fine. The animals would want to die if they knew they could become glamorous accessories instead of dirty stinky animals.
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    Aug 31, 2007 12:13 PM GMT
    PETA peeps can be obnoxious to say the least. Years ago I reviewed a meal in which I ate veal. Soon afterward, I awoke one morning to find my yard literally covered with posters of suffering veal calves. I also received constant harassing phone calls.

    In honesty, though, I quit eating veal for 10 years. I was pretty ignorant of the way veal calves are raised.

    PETA also has an office very near Michael Vick's "kennel" and ignored rumors they'd heard about dogfighting on his property.

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    Aug 31, 2007 12:21 PM GMT
    yes this is just a joke. but still, i do like my meat!
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    Aug 31, 2007 12:32 PM GMT
    I'm with you on the veal issue, OW.
    Besides, I'd rather have a pork schnitzel any ol' day just for the flavour alone!

    Also, I don't purchase or eat foie gras anymore, but I am glad to have enjoyed it in the past (before I knew how it was produced).
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    Aug 31, 2007 12:57 PM GMT
    The WWF (World Wildlife Federation) and PETA are on some terrorist lists for their actions in the past.

    I fully believe in the protection of endangers species and such, and would certainly be enraged if i saw, say, a freshly attatined tiger or leopard pelt (okay... i'm actually biased towards the big cats when it comes to my level of concern), but slap a prime rib on my plate any day!

    And animals raised for pelts and furs... have at it. I hope to one day be able to afford a chinchila coat to fule my inner JLo.
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    Aug 31, 2007 1:38 PM GMT
    My parents would serve veal, and I've enjoyed it at restaurants, but for no particular reason, I have never once purchased veal at the grocery store and cooked it at home. It just doesn't occur to me to buy veal.

    Usually, I treat myself to a little block of truffled foie gras around Christmas/New Year. I skipped it this year.

    I was once lectured by a hardcore TM fanatic about the spiritual, nutritional, and ethical supremacy of the Ayurvedic lacto-vegetarian diet, so I did a little Google searching. As it turns out, the way the dairy industry in India deals with unneeded calves is even less humane than the veal industry in the West. When I told him that, his response was to simply brush off the current reality as an artifact of this being the age of Kali Yuga.

    There's a chiropractor in town who is completely devoted to his TM practice and Maharishi's knowledge, and a lot of his clients are middle-aged baby boomers who have been vegetarian meditators for decades. He's seeing all sorts of health problems from these "ideal" vegetarian diets (mostly too much soy and carbohydrate), and he's managed to convince a number of his clients to ditch the soy in favor of eggs, chicken, and fish. As a result, people slip PETA literature under his office door.
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    Aug 31, 2007 1:43 PM GMT
    Hehe - I sometimes wear my Grandfather's Beaver coat on extremely cold nights out. The vibe is definitely not JLo though, more like 'riding the rumble-seat on the way to the Cotton Club up Harlem way'. I'd need to get a Borsolano beaver-felt hat to get the look just right. ;-)
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    Aug 31, 2007 1:53 PM GMT
    I think for safety reasons, it's not legal in Montreal not to own a fur.
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    Aug 31, 2007 2:03 PM GMT
    My wife has a gorgeous fluffy white, full length fox coat, and what's funny is that TM people have never commented negatively about it. I think it's because there is a tradition of Indian gurus sitting on deerskins (Maharishi does, and his guru did too), so Fairfield's vegetarians have a blind spot when it comes to fur. The only time someone has ever yelled at her about it was in Maastricht Netherlands. She looked down at the guy's feet and verbally ripped him a new asshole for wearing leather shoes.

    We were in Maastricht for a big TM gathering, and on one of those days, Mike Love of the Beach Boys and his girlfriend were sitting on stage with Maharishi in the VIP seats. Now, one of the conventions for people who are around Maharishi is that they not wear leather. Well, Mike Love's girlfriend stands up and starts addressing Maharishi about her having cognized some great idea (yeah, she actually said "cognized"), and she's wearing a leather pant suit... she's standing right in front of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, head to toe in meat byproduct. We still laugh about that one.
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    Aug 31, 2007 2:26 PM GMT
    never had veal.
  • Laurence

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    Aug 31, 2007 4:06 PM GMT
    Paradox said;

    'My wife has a gorgeous fluffy white, full length fox coat'

    I'll bet there's a lot of fights over that in their house before a big night out ;)

    Lozx
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    Aug 31, 2007 4:57 PM GMT
    It may be the start of a new homer-esque era in cuisine with this a> that makes everything taste like bacon. It's even certified "kosher!"

    I have to admit that at the time I graduated from high school, my little brother and I owned 114 pigs. Pigs can be very affectionate (or not) but I love a nice thick juicy pork chop. It makes you carefully examine your standing in the food chain.

    But nobody is talking about "the other meat," that was probably more important to our ancestors. I mean insects of course. I'm betting that more of our prehistoric ancestors turned over logs for juicy grubs than could run down a gazelle.

    Maybe only cyclists get a substantial amount of protein from insects, these days.