This picture isn’t meant to shock — it’s simply how they make that delicious stuff you put into your asshole mouth. Bon appétit!
I do eat some meat (chicken and turkey 99% of the time), so in that way I’m contributing to the industrialized killing of animals, just like most of the rest of the country. However, there’s a slight difference between that and eating something that resulted from an animal being force-fed until its organs nearly explode. Foie gras is simply animal torture with the sole purpose of pleasing some human’s tastebuds. It’s a grotesque luxury item. The “foodies” will tell you that the birds are roaming freely around the yard, happy and comfortable, and occasionally someone comes by and “gently” funnels a mass of food directly down their gullets. Um, even if that was true (and I’m not convinced it is), does that make it any less of an asshole thing to do? On the asshole scale it’s right up there with people who make or eat veal. The foodies can suck it on this one.
Foie Gras Is For Assholes
Foie gras is made by force feeding birds until their livers swell up. It is the Abu Ghraib of poultry dishes. Many people believe that eating any sort of meat is immoral, because you have to kill an animal to do it. I am not even arguing that position in this blog post. I am arguing the much more modest position that you should not torture your food before you eat it.
“Why eat food that only involves killing an animal, when I could eat food that also involves torturing an animal?” – A foie gras aficionado, and an asshole.
This really cracks me up. I remember getting my fingers pinched by crawdads when we used to catch them — it kinda teaches an early lesson that Nature doesn’t screw around!
Say, wasn’t some guy caught fucking sheep or horses or something in Arizona a couple of years ago? Is this something their tourism board cooked up? (It’s not working.)
The bill, which passed 16 to 12, would prohibit anyone in the state from “creating or attempting to create an in vitro human embryo by any means other than fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm.”
The measure would also outlaw “transferring or attempting to transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb,” “transferring or attempting to transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb” and “transporting or receiving for any purpose a human-animal hybrid.”
Didja hear about the homosexual penguins who adopted an egg when the egg’s parents kept kicking it out of the nest? (No, there’s no punchline.)
Of course, many unwanted children are adopted this way (by humans, not penguins) and they turn out just fine, though a lot of people refuse to believe it. Gay men and women can be parents together, and their kids turn out just fine, thank you.
I can see it now: this will somehow lead to the assertion that gay marriage will lead to unholy unions between men and penguins. Some douchebag preacher will get himself on T.V. and say, “It’s Adam and EVE, not Adam and — uh, Steve the Penguin! Protect marriage from homo flightless waterfowl!”
So the American Veterinary Medical Association is having a convention here in Seattle, and they thought it would be fun to have a team-building exercise starring the famous fish throwers from Pike Place Market. You know, the guys who impressively toss fish across the room when someone buys them?
Cue the psychotic fucktards of PETA. They’re claiming that throwing dead fish is like “throwing dead kittens.” I shit you not.
Now, I’m all for stopping animal cruelty, but what the HELL does this have to do with that? Nothing, obviously. The fish are fucking DEAD. It’s just a way for PETA to get some attention in the news, so I’m guessing their membership must be down this year. Shit, if these people had their way, fishing would be banned globally and people would starve to death…unless they switched to eating only vegetables. But what about those veggie rights, can’t you hear the carrots scream??
Now the AVMA is considering dropping the fish-throwing thing, cowering like dogs with tails tucked. Shame on them if they back down, and a double fuck-you to PETA for forgetting how many animal lives are saved by veterinarians every single day. PETA has proven itself to be a completely useless organization once again.
I saw this story today and felt more than a little embarrassment on behalf of my species. A polar bear does nothing wrong except wander a bit far from his home, so (naturally) we have to kill it.
It was planned to sedate the animal and move it back to Greenland but the police decided it was safest to kill the bear immediately. Environment Minister Thorunn Sveinbjarnardottir gave the green light for police to shoot the bear because the correct tranquiliser was not available in Iceland and would not be flown in for a day, Icelandic news channel Visir.is reported. However, a veterinarian said he had the drugs available in his car.
Wow. And to think that someday we might actually leave this planet to colonize others. Perhaps we should address a few of our issues first…
We’ve got a blue kitchen rug hanging outisde on the bannister, I think it was put out there to dry out or something. We forgot to bring it back in before it started raining, so it’s been out there for a couple of weeks now, getting nastier and nastier. Yesterday I was working at home, and while in the kitchen getting a snack I noticed a squirrel crawling on this rug, chomping and ripping and tearing at it like crazy. It was so funny to watch! Naturally I grabbed the camera and started filming, so here he is, courtesy of YouTube. Check out the big tuft of rug sticking out of his mouth!
I love squirrels, but this — Holy Christ! — borders on the psychotic. Someone out there is dressing a squirrel in various costumes and making it pose in all sorts of silly miniature settings. I’ve seen this done with cats and dogs, but this is a new one. Introducing Sugar Bush Squirrel: Supermodel and Military Mascot! Not sure how a squirrel is associated with anything military, but there you go. (It’s almost, but not quite, as scary as Baby the Patriotic Bulldog.)
Notice the fibers over on the right-hand side of the photo? Hmmm, those look suspiciously like pubes to me. I’m not sayin’ this person is doing anything unsavory with Mr. Nutz here, but… I’m just sayin’.
I’ve had a massively busy week in the office and have been working on some photo & video projects at home in my free time, so the blog has been kinda neglected for a few days…but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been enjoying some stupid news!
Although there were no deaths, last week’s Pamplona bull run was tremendously successful thanks to several people being horrifically gored. The most-reported bit of news is about two brothers who were gored at the same exact time — one on each horn. Looks like they both got it right in the ass, and I’m sure their acts of heroic stupidity bring great pride to their families.
Another tourist (from Norway I think) got a horn shoved into his shin so far that it was poking at his kneecap — it’s pretty gross. WTF is with these people? If they’re going to insist on running with bulls, I think they oughta be out there swimming with sharks and gargling with scorpions as well. C’mon, tough guys…bulls are for pussies!
Last week’s pet food recall recall is getting pretty disturbing. Not only has it made cats and dogs across the county sick (or die), but now we heard that the pet food company ran some tests and initiated the recall only after one in six animals had died from testing. Ouch. Poor kitties & doggies.
What surprises me is that a filler like wheat gluten can be the cause of such a large outbreak of kidney failure and other nastiness, when most pet food companies use other disgusting ingredients that may have been the cause of cancer and other, “slower” pet illnesses over the years. If you own a cat or dog, you’d do lil’ Fluffy a service by reading the book Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food. Sounds like a wacky conspiracy book, right? Nope. Basically it claims that the big pet food companies actually include ground-up cats & dogs, with all their (former) diseases and medications, as part of the “meat” in their products. Don’t believe it? Read the book, it’s all right there and it’s simply unbelievable that they can get away with it. Some companies have changed their ingredients in light of this, some have not. But if I had a pet, I’d be researching the hell out of every ingredient listed on the can.