2006-04-20

meat is murder

Mary seems disturbed that I would consider eating possums. But where does the ethical objection lie? I remember the John Safran pilot episode "Master Chef" about how people really object to dog eating but won't sign petitions about sheep. Just what is people's problem?? Why is it OK to step on cockroaches on the footpath but clubbing baby seals to death is a horrible atrocity?


PS Yesterday I had my hair cut at the Brisbane School of Hairdressing because it is only $10 to let a student do it. My student, Eunice was from Seoul and after my two perennial questions ("Do you know any gay people in Korea? No, there are no gay people in Korea" and "Are Japanese and Korean cultures similar? Slight similarity, in terms of respect for elders") I decided to ask if she'd ever tried dog meat. And yes, she ate it regularly in Korea!! (She said her parents are older than her peers' parents, or something like that.) I had been assured by Jenny it was something only old men ate. Everything Jenny said about Korea was not true!! I think it was part of her nefarious plan to get me to visit - because after I discovered all these untrue things, I would have to visit for myself to find out the truth. Truly, it was a very subtle manipulation!

2 Comments:

At Friday, April 21, 2006 5:27:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

I don't squash cockroaches. I sometimes escort them outside.

As for the objection, personally, I don't care what you do.

 
At Friday, April 21, 2006 5:38:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

to amend what I said before: I actually care very much if your method of farming or slaughtering is cruel.

In fact, I'd bust balls over cruelty to animals.

 

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