What are your feelings on hunting?
I received a text message from friend Haydn (you remember him - we started Taste Buds together which is currently on temporary hiatus). He was talking about getting his gun license so he could hunt. Naturally (likely due to the innate competition that's somehow embedded itself into our friendship) I wanted to jump on the gun bandwagon too... you'd think we were American or something... Just kidding American friends, just kidding. Sort of.
And it got me thinking - a lot of us eat meat. Some of us have gone veggie. And then converted to omnivore again. But those of us who participate in this link up generally agree that we all enjoy natural living and real food. It doesn't get more real than hunting wild meat, butchering it and using all the bits and bobs in one way or another.
In some ways, hunting honors the animal more than any other form of meat procurement, preparation and consumption. I'd like to do it and I can pretty much guarantee I'll ball hysterically through out the process. At least the first few times. For sure. What do you think? Is hunting a practical way to solve the happy meat issue? It's certainly more economically viable. Or is it just not realistic? What would it take to get you to hunt your next meal? Would naturally grown meat convert you veggies into eating meat? Or would it put you off meat even more? Would it depend on the animal? What would be your reasons for NOT hunting?
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