View Poll Results: Could you Slaughter your own meat?

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    Could You Slaughter Your Own Meat?

    If you were completely self-sufficient with cattle, sheep and chickens, could you actually kill your stock when required to eat meat?

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    There's no way I could raise it from a baby and not be totally attached and in love with it.

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    Cattle are exactly that, Cattle. If you were a farmer you would understand that and have no qualms about it.

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    Absolutely. As a man who has shot, killed, cleaned and cooked his own game, I could do it with ease. The key is not pretending they are pets before dinner time.

    When I was a young lad, my parents raised horses (not for eating, of course) and poultry. They grew their own vegetables, too. It was during this time that they aquired a young female hog. This hog they had for months, and got quite large. My mother made the mistake of befriending this hog as her pet and companion during her yard and garden work. Well, the time came and this hog had to be slaughtered. She made my father take it somewhere and have it slaughtered, and when he returned with the meat, she refused to eat it and she cried for the rest of the night!

    Moral lesson? They're food, not pets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsycholgclMishap
    Cattle are exactly that, Cattle. If you were a farmer you would understand that and have no qualms about it.
    Well, I guess it's a damn good thing I'm not a farmer then huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsycholgclMishap
    Cattle are exactly that, Cattle. If you were a farmer you would understand that and have no qualms about it.
    Not a Farmer either!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKADI
    If you were completely self-sufficient with cattle, sheep and chickens, could you actually kill your stock when required to eat meat?

    My Husband used to hunt a lot and enjoyed it, with no time and being far away from the property he hunted from all our junk is store bought, i'm not a huge meat fan to be honest and could defintely live without it!!!

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    Sure I could do it. I've helped some friends before with their seasonal Deer and cleaned many-fish that I've caught.

    It's not my favorite thing in the world but if it needs to be done, then so be it.

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    Could do it, have done it. Someone has to. :o

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    I could do it, but would prefer not to do it myself as long as someone else is available to do it for me. It's a messy, smelly and unpleasant task.

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