There’s a certain gritty, admirable honesty to going out and killing that which you intend to eat. It’s a soulful embrace of the intrinsic link between the meat on your plate and the death of the animal that was necessary to create the meal.

And then there are these two psychopathic cow-killers from upstate New York, reports the AP:

“Two unemployed, hungry men stole a calf from a neighbor’s barn, shot it with an arrow and slit its throat before roasting its meat, police said.”

On second thought: Maybe that’s not so much worse than a lot of the industrial slaughter methods that major manufacturers indulge in on a daily basis and a massive scale. Kind of makes you think. And makes you utterly depressed.

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