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Does Being Served a Whole Animal Make You Squeamish?

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staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
Yes, but not because I can't acknowledge that I'm eating an animal, but because I don't like dark meat, and can be picky about what part of an animal I'm eating. Seeing the whole thing would make me feel really wasteful, while eating just pre-butchered cuts makes me feel more like there are other people eating the bits I don't like. And as for fish, I don't like the look of dead fish, I don't like eyeless fish, I don't like seeing cooked eyes... but I'm not a big fish eater (except some hallibut fillets, crab, and smoked salmon... especially on saltines with cream cheese, red onion and capers, mmmm...).
dizuckai dizuckai 7 years
it doesnt really gross me out too much because in my culture , people cook the whole pig all the time for big events and i just got used to it
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
I do it with fish all the time, and my friends think it's exotic but fun. If any of them are weirded out, they don't tell me. As for pigs and the like, I love how creative the presentation can be.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Nope not at all
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 8 years
I thought I didn't have a problem with it, because I've eaten a lot of delicious whole fishes, but recently I was given a whole flounder. I didn't previously know that flounder fatty, floppy parts on the side fins. It was just slimy and disgusting. I guess that's less to do with the thought of eating a whole animal and more to do with finding the animal has entirely new disgusting parts you didn't know about.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Bravo, Chief!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Doesn't bother me so much, although I've never seen a whole roasted pig...
ncsuemme ncsuemme 8 years
I totally agree with Smacks83.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Not only do I love seeing it, I love getting the meat to that point, raising it, slaughtering it, nothing better. and it tastes better too.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
hahahahahahahaha chief! i love pig roasts!!!!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
My problem has always been that I can't get enough bacon to wrap around them.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'm with you polkadots! The whole animal kinda creeps me out. My husband is dying to smoke a suckling pig, and I just don't know if I can handle that. But I'm a wuss, I admit it!
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
Yes! I'm fine with eating meat, just seeing the whole body of it cooked is a bit too much for my taste
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. As a human being, I don't fight all the way to the top of the food chain to become a vegetarian. ;) :) Seriously, no. It may be my culture. I'm used to seeing animals and fish cooked whole. I think I've eaten most parts of animals, too.
weffie weffie 8 years
Ugh even that photo is making me nauseous!!! I wouldn't even go somewhere with a spit, I would totally puke
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'd never experienced it until I went to Central America and was served whole fish with the heads still intact. At first, I was kind of surprised by the presentation, but the fish was pretty good. Apparently, whole fish are served that way as a way to prove their freshness. Now it doesn't really bother me all that much...different cultures do different things with their food, I guess.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
It bothers me to no end when people who eat animals refuse to acknowledge they are eating an animal! I personally feel that if you can't handle where your food comes from you shouldn't be eating it. I was a vegetarian for 11 yrs and recently started eating responsibly raised local meats (pastured/grassfed etc.) so I am fully aware of whats going onto my plate and into my mouth.
syako syako 8 years
La boucherie! I love it.
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