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FLESH OF YOUR FLESH (Should you eat meat?)
New Yorker | NOVEMBER 9, 2009 | Elizabeth Kolbert

Posted on 11/12/2009 11:38:52 AM PST by nickcarraway

FLESH OF YOUR FLESH


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animals; farming; food; globalwarmingscare; liberalism; meat; mentaldisorder; newyorker; vegetarian
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1 posted on 11/12/2009 11:38:53 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I love defenseless little animals, especially in a good gravy!


2 posted on 11/12/2009 11:40:20 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: nickcarraway

Man I could go for some fried chicken, potatoes with bacon gravy and couple of Rocky Mountain Oysters!


3 posted on 11/12/2009 11:45:01 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: nickcarraway

From this long rambling review I take it we aren’t eating enough dogs and cats and aquarium fish. They are apparently delicious and we should be more open minded to the culinary possibilities.


4 posted on 11/12/2009 11:45:20 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: b4its2late

and a nice glass of chianti


5 posted on 11/12/2009 11:45:42 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t eat flesh of my flesh. I would never eat my children. Not even if I were starving.


6 posted on 11/12/2009 11:47:12 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: nickcarraway
How is it that Americans, so solicitous of the animals they keep as pets, are so indifferent toward the ones they cook for dinner? The answer cannot lie in the beasts themselves. Pigs, after all, are quite companionable, and dogs are said to be delicious.

Never tried dog. But I'd give it a try.

7 posted on 11/12/2009 11:47:24 AM PST by airborne (As long as Muslims are a "protected species", all Americans are an "endangered species".)
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To: b4its2late

1 Timothy 4:1-5

1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.


8 posted on 11/12/2009 11:47:35 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: nickcarraway

Had home made steak fajitas for lunch.


9 posted on 11/12/2009 11:52:03 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: nickcarraway
Collectively, these creatures cost Americans some forty billion dollars annually.

So it would take Americans approximately 100 years to spend as much on their pets as they do on the Federal Government?
10 posted on 11/12/2009 11:52:46 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: airborne

Never tried myself, by my motto has always been that the best dog is a wok’d dog.


11 posted on 11/12/2009 11:54:52 AM PST by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 11/12/2009 11:54:52 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: IrishCatholic
From this long rambling review I take it we aren’t eating enough dogs and cats and aquarium fish.

That's my take. Can't wait for the Iron Chef battle.
13 posted on 11/12/2009 11:55:23 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: nickcarraway; SpinnerWebb
Dinner for a nice gathering at casa de tx_eggman last weekend should tell you where me and mine stand:


To keep the moral universe in balance, we had some veggies as well - potato salad, coleslaw and beans to be precise.

14 posted on 11/12/2009 11:58:15 AM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: nickcarraway
I always feel real good, before, during and after eating meat. Since I feel real good from the experience, meat must be real good for me. Beef is my favorite, but I like almost all of the common meats found in most supermarkets. They all make me feel real good!
15 posted on 11/12/2009 11:58:59 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t eat anything with a face.

Have you ever tried yogurt and jellyfish?


16 posted on 11/12/2009 12:01:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: autumnraine

Vegans will eat the placenta. True.


18 posted on 11/12/2009 12:02:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: airborne

Dog is a bit stringy, but not as tough as monkey.


19 posted on 11/12/2009 12:05:24 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Don’t eat anything with a face

Do Spotted Owl have faces?

20 posted on 11/12/2009 12:06:13 PM PST by JD91
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To: nickcarraway

G-d tells me I should eat some, and not others.


21 posted on 11/12/2009 12:06:14 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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22 posted on 11/12/2009 12:08:11 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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23 posted on 11/12/2009 12:11:20 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: MrEdd
Dog is a bit stringy

Considering the way a dog is built, I'm not surprised.

...but not as tough as monkey.

Same goes for them.

24 posted on 11/12/2009 12:11:22 PM PST by airborne (As long as Muslims are a "protected species", all Americans are an "endangered species".)
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To: JD91

Manatees are much better than spotted owl.


25 posted on 11/12/2009 12:12:02 PM PST by goseminoles
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26 posted on 11/12/2009 12:13:57 PM PST by smokingfrog (Well, are you gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie? Spit!)
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To: goseminoles
Manatees are much better than spotted owl.

and you can feed the whole family with just one - nice!

27 posted on 11/12/2009 12:15:26 PM PST by JD91
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To: a fool in paradise
Don’t eat anything with a face.

of COURSE you don't eat anything with a face. the face should be taken off before consumption.
28 posted on 11/12/2009 12:16:20 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: airborne

Similar to lamb.


29 posted on 11/12/2009 12:20:46 PM PST by swarthyguy (THERE WILL BE A BLOODBATH - Matthew Hoh/MSNBC on what happens when US leaves)
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To: a fool in paradise

>>Don’t eat anything with a face.

There goes my sex life.

Wait a second, this isn’t the labioplasty thread, is it....


30 posted on 11/12/2009 12:21:58 PM PST by swarthyguy (THERE WILL BE A BLOODBATH - Matthew Hoh/MSNBC on what happens when US leaves)
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To: swarthyguy
>>Don’t eat anything with a face. There goes my sex life. Wait a second, this isn’t the labioplasty thread, is it....

I blew snot bubbles on that one!

31 posted on 11/12/2009 12:24:55 PM PST by JD91
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To: Question Liberal Authority
That's my take. Can't wait for the Iron Chef battle.

Aw, yes. Iron Chef Morimoto against somebody you'll never hear of again in Battle Housepet!

Alton: It appears the Iron Chef has a, I believe it's a Schnauzer...

Morimoto: Pekingese.

Alton: Ah, a Pekingese. And he's braising it. I believe this will be dish number 2.

32 posted on 11/12/2009 12:26:12 PM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: nickcarraway; envisio
bacon burgers done right



envisio: meat ping! lets see some of your grilling pics.
33 posted on 11/12/2009 12:26:16 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: nickcarraway

When these idiots concern themselves as much with the pain & suffering of a baby during an abortion, I might think about hearing them blather on about animal rights. On second thought, not even then.


34 posted on 11/12/2009 12:26:50 PM PST by happilymarriedmom
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To: nickcarraway

Dry aged prime rib

35 posted on 11/12/2009 12:30:51 PM PST by Califreak (Obama's Purple Reign must be stopped!)
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To: Fido969

Not only that, if you consider the story regarding the sacrifices offered by Cain & Abel (Gen 4:4,5), one can only conclude that God prefers the smell of good steak!


36 posted on 11/12/2009 12:35:01 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: paulycy

I don’t see a face on that. Safe to eat!


37 posted on 11/12/2009 12:38:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: jonno

If God wanted us to be vegetarians, we wouldn’t have made animals out of meat!


38 posted on 11/12/2009 12:39:11 PM PST by JD91
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To: airborne

I’ve had dog.

Dog is not bad at all. Its a fairly strong-flavored meat, but not unpleasant. Its quite common as a delicacy across East Asia, used in feast-dishes or appetizers in some places. Not daily fare, its quite expensive, and often illegal.


39 posted on 11/12/2009 12:44:23 PM PST by buwaya
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To: autumnraine

Good thing. That would make you almost as bad a mother a Courtney Love.


40 posted on 11/12/2009 12:54:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: airborne
Never tried dog. But I'd give it a try.

Cur-ry?

41 posted on 11/12/2009 12:57:16 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: nickcarraway

Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’ -Acts 11:7


42 posted on 11/12/2009 1:00:43 PM PST by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: JD91

He wouldn’t have served fish with the loaves of bread.


43 posted on 11/12/2009 1:03:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: nickcarraway

I can’t understand these people.

They are either just plain neurotic -

“What we know about eating animals is that we don’t want to know”

Whose that “we” that is fearful of knowing ?

Or absurdly in pursuit of consistent systems - a bit of Aspergers here ? Human behavior and motivations just are not rationaly consistent, and its silly to try to make up consistent Procrustean systems and hold people to them.

Or similarly absurdly fashion-chasing, in this case of a social-status trump-card;

Or just plain decadent, too twee for their own good due to separation from reality ?


44 posted on 11/12/2009 1:22:28 PM PST by buwaya
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To: smokingfrog
Deer Hams!


45 posted on 11/12/2009 1:29:49 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

How do you cook ‘em?


46 posted on 08/21/2011 1:28:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

All different ways.

If wrapped in foil and slow smoked, they fall apart for great
sandwiches (BBQ sauce added after cooking, if desired) or even
baked potato topping, if you have a lot of folks to feed.

Some folks cut them into steaks or chops, and grill or bake ‘em.

Me, I kind of like cutting them into medallions, butterflying them,
rolling them in flour after soaking in milk and chicken frying them.

With gravy yet.

Now I’m hungry.


47 posted on 08/21/2011 1:34:01 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Slow smoked sounds good. Do you usually marinate them or use some kind of rub?


48 posted on 08/21/2011 1:48:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Clean ‘em up, slice off the silver film.
Wrap well in foil and toss on a medium hot grill that can be kept
so for several hours and covered. Maybe pit is a better word then grill.

Salt & Pepper and Beer during cooking, turn a few times.

After 3-4-or-5 hours, depending.. when the meat is soft all through,
slice open the foil, like the skin on a baked potato.

Cut the piece down the center and you’ll now be able to shred
it just like nicely done pulled pork. Purists should get their portion at this point.

Shred the piece up, and dump BBQ sauce on it.

Close the pit for a few minutes after throwing some buns face down on it.

Open up and has most awesome DeerBQ Sammitches!


49 posted on 08/21/2011 1:57:36 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner; smokingfrog

Like I always say, keep the women in the kitchen and away from the pit and the fish fryer. You will be better for it.


50 posted on 08/21/2011 2:02:21 PM PDT by eastforker
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