Yes, I prefer not to eat babies
Yes, I prefer to eat babies
No, meat is meat
Doesn't bother me, it's all meat.
I care more about the animal being free-range than its age.
Ana Gram (31-03-2012)
I'm a bit ageist and sexist with my meat - males taste stronger, and the older the sheep/pig the stronger it tastes. I'm just not used to it. So I like young ladies!
We generally kill hoggets....lamb vs hogget vs mutton has to do with their teeth, though a sheep has to be under twelve months old to be sold as lamb.
That said, an old hen makes excellent stock.
Last edited by misskittyfantastico; 31-03-2012 at 21:35.
If I am honest, I am a hypocrite when it comes to meat.
I remind myself of it all the time.
I pretty much eat most 'normal' things and animals (sheep, cow, pig, chicken, seafood and eg no offal, weird animals or cuts).
but i only like my meat to be 'pretty'. Eg no fat/gristle on my steak. And prefer chicken breast to thigh cos the thigh has too many fat/ugly bits on it, and not a huge fan of eating meat off of the bone.
But then I think to myself, I cant be like that because I would never be able to kill an animal myself to eat it (except fish, I happily fish/catch eat ) , but I happily am fussy about eating it.
So, what I am getting at is I dont mind what age my animal is, but I do care about it being humanely reared and slaughtered with minimal suffering. But I say that, but I'd have no idea the meat I eat would meat that standard, I guess I assume here in Aus we have strict standards that make that happen.
Because I realise that I am eating something that has died for me to eat it, even though that is the general cycle of things.
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