James the Giant wrote:I've eaten plenty of roadkill.
In the 3 or 4 years I lived at a sort-of commune we ate a lot of roadkill possum, rabbit, and even once a cat. And before the animal-lovers get all shocked about eating someone's pet cat, NO, it was not a pet. It was a wild cat which lived on the farm.
The skins of the animals were cured and used to make an enormous fur bedspread.
Possum. Cute AND delicious.
I agree that there's nothing morally wrong with eating an animal that one did not kill oneself, or order to be killed. But I still could not eat a possum after looking into those beautiful eyes!
Same goes for cows, sheep, pigs and chickens...if you actually look in to their eyes (while they are alive of course) you see that they are not that much different from ourselves. They want safety, food, shelter, to mate, and they care about their young.
But if you can stomach it, then yes 'waste not want not' ...