What strange meats have you eaten? Do you have any regrets? Have you ever been tempted to turn vegetarian? Perhaps you were vegetarian and then relapsed? What strange meat would you like to try?
Twitter is in all of a fuss over a disturbing video appeared showing a slab of raw beef appearing to pulsate.
This caused a melee of Social media users to consider the drastic step turning vegetarian after watching the disturbing footage. Haven’t they thought about what they eat before?
Some put this freaky zombie steak pulsations due to it being infested with maggots.
The video was taken in China’s Shandong Province where a woman thought the slab of meat was “beating” like a heart…surely causing some wannabe horror film maker to salivate over a potential idea for a film.
I once met a man who told me he had eaten lion. He was a really nice man for Cameroon. It wasn’t strictly legal, an “under the table” dish. There are some people who believe eating lion will make you strong…Apparently in 2010, an Arizona restaurant served up lion meat burgers in honor of the South African football World Cup. This “gimmick” naturally sparked criticism, but at the same time drew in a fresh set of patrons, eager to try the gamey meat.
Have you ever eaten “Foie gras” …well think again…it is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese who have been cruelly force-fed. Although France is the biggest producer (and consumer) of this so-called “delicacy”—France produces more than 20,000 tons of foie gras each year—force-feeding takes place on a few duck farms in the United States as well.
Then of course there are “torture chambers” for animals, namely factory farming… animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and stuffed into wire cages, metal crates, and other torturous devices. These animals will never rear their families, do normal activities that would come naturally to them, root around in the soil, build nests. Most bereft of the warmth of the sun and only get experience fresh air on the day they’re loaded onto trucks headed for slaughterhouses…what kind of existence is that? Well their only animals for God’s sake…but then consider this quote by one of the greatest men to walk this earth, Leonardo da Vinci “I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
The basic principal of factory farming is to exploit these animals to the maximum, while limiting the cost, with no consideration for the animal’s welfare. Squeeze as many animals as possible into the smallest amount of space will result in booming profits for large corporations.
The next time you tuck into your buns filled with mutated chickens with extra limbs, tube-fed genetically modified organisms…your taking just another chunk of “horror food”
Francis H Powell, is an author, his recent book is Flight of Destiny, follow him on Twitter, @Dreamheadz . For more information on Flight of Destiny http://theflightofdestiny.yolasite.com/