Funny how people get upset about this, but you can can catch and kill fish and shellfish with no comment.
I remember that Nick Nairn did a series called, from memory, "Wild Food", in which he spent the first half hour of the show with shotgun hunting what he was going to put on the plate in the second half of the show.
CB's comments about people thinking food comes on a styro plate wrapped in plastic is spot on; Americans are too removed from their food, and have limited connection with it. Now this might be seen as a stretch, but that lost connection with, and respect for, our food probably has something to do with America's weight gain in the last couple decades. As well, our lost connection with agriculture gives rise to the more egregious animal rights activists - anyone think there are many farmer PETA members?
While I think Oliver's stunt was just that, and in poor taste, I agree with his thought that if we're going to eat it, we should know where it comes from.
I am well aware of where meat comes from and the practices in a slaughter house. I do eat meat but I do not think cattle should suffer. It is poor taste to slash a lambs throat on tv. A laceration to the throat is painful death that is not nearly quick enough. They should fire a bolt into the animals brain or decapitate the head so the death is as painless as possible.
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