TLP: When Saying Grace Isn't Enough

Friday, May 27, 2011 , , , 5 Comments

What do you know, it's almost Memorial Day and time for cookouts and barbeques. Who's ready to wring a few chicken necks or slit the throat of a pig?

That's the way Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is handling his meat this year.

When he's not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new "personal challenge," as he calls it. "The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," says the Facebook founder and CEO.

It's an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, "I'm eating a lot healthier foods. And I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals," he says. "It's easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day."

Zuckerberg's new goal came to light, not surprisingly, on Facebook. On May 4, Zuckerberg posted a note to the 847 friends on his private page: "I just killed a pig and a goat."
Turns out that for Zuckerberg, this is all about gratitude. "This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat," Zuckerberg said in an email to Fortune. "I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have."

Being a billionaire and all, Zuckerberg has the luxury of arranging to kill his food with the farmers who raise it and then have it butchered so he can cook it. Safeway is a lot more convenient for most folks.

But as JDA wrote back in March, with all appropriate warnings and disclaimers, it ain't pretty getting meat to the market.

The Truth Behind Meat or, Alternatively, Much Ado About Bacon

Bon appétit!

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


wcv said...

"Mark only shares some profile information with everyone. If you know Mark, add him as a friend or send him a message."

Has Mark Z. gone full-Nugent on us? Ted (Theodore) Nugent, NRA board member, is famous for killing his own food in Michigan -- bow hunting, rifle, etc. Does Mark Z. use a knife or a spear or a rifle or what? Details, we must have details...


Friend him on Facebook and find out.

W.C. Varones said...

If you try to friend him, your Facebook account will be suspended and you'll be put on the TSA full-rape list.