Would you be able to kill an animal for food?

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  1. frle profile image69
    frleposted 6 years ago

    Would you be able to kill an animal for food?

    If there were a WW3 and food stores would be empty, would you be able to kill an animal or would you become a vegy?

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  2. bizzymom profile image73
    bizzymomposted 6 years ago

    While I don't mind eating chicken, beef, lamb, etc., I would not be able to actually kill an animal.  Good question!

  3. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    Yes.

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    howtocposted 6 years ago

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    I will not kill the animle my self just because i dont know how to do it. but dont mind watching these animals beeing killed. but once I am hungry I would kill anything I guess this maybe the reason why there is WW3 could be for food...So at the end my answer Yes I will! by the way nice picture made me hungry

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    lavender3957posted 6 years ago

    Depends upon my situation. If I were actually starving and that is the only way to eat. I could overcome my fear of killing an animal if it were next to starvation. I can remember when my father in law would bring in fresh roadkill he had found. Other wise, no I could not do it.

  6. misspeachesx profile image89
    misspeachesxposted 6 years ago

    Of course. I have no issue with putting animals down as food. Ironically enough, we just put down 28 chickens today for our own meat supply.

  7. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    At first this struck me as a silly question, but then the answers made me remember that I live in a very isolated bit of the world, and the lifestyle I was raised with has largely died out. Simple answer -- yes, I could kill an animal for food, as I've been doing it most of my life. My sister and I were brought along on hunts from four years old on, in order to instill in us the importance of gun safety -- we got to see very clearly what they do. By...I think I was seven, I started helping with slaughtering our own animals when it was time to put them in the freezer. At nine I hunted small game (rabbits and squirrels), and by twelve I was hunting deer and antelope (pronghorn). If there is ever a food shortage, or even an event which requires we leave civilization altogether and head for the mountains, we're well-prepared in this and many other skills.

  8. arksys profile image89
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    i've put down chickens / sheep and goats before ... and can do it again ... never enjoyed it but has to be done.

  9. profile image55
    consentinoposted 6 years ago

    No, I would not be able to kill an animal for food under normal circumstances. If I were starving or my family was starving, I would do what I would have to do.  In some countries where they eat their cats and dogs, I think that is cruel.


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  10. Gloshei profile image60
    Glosheiposted 6 years ago

    Only if I had too. And then I would have to know tge best way to do it, so the animal didn't suffer.
    If it was my own chicken then 'NO' cause they would all have names.

  11. JerryJupiter profile image60
    JerryJupiterposted 6 years ago

    Well, as a vegetarian my answer might suprise people... Yep! I'm a life-long vegetarian, but if I absolutely had to kill an animal in order for myself to survive, I would be able to do so without much of a problem. Even more so if it wasn't just for my own survival, be it spouse or offspring as well.

  12. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    Under the circumstances proposed by you then I would, not to fond of it but will do whatever was necessary...

  13. JenJen0703 profile image86
    JenJen0703posted 6 years ago

    Yes, I would be able to kill an animal for food.  As a matter of fact, I already have. I shop and killed a deer 12 years ago.  My ex-husband was a fanatical hunter, and I spent a large amount of time with him, processing and wrapping meat.  I remember one year, we had 9 deer hanging in the barn...took 3 full days to clean that mess up!!

  14. Cortezmeow profile image61
    Cortezmeowposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely. If I was stranded in the woods, I would want to survive. I don't believe in hunting for the sport. When my family and I fish, we catch and release. I am not a vegetarian and I do believe that cruelty to animals is wrong. I would save every stray animal I could, if I had the means. But I would kill an animal for food. We have been doing it for centuries and still do it today.

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    mcals71posted 6 years ago

    The word "kill" is not in my vocabulary. I won't even kill bugs if they are not inside my house. But I guess you do what you have to do in order to survive. If I could just catch a fish, drink milk, eat an egg or even grass, I would do that first. I love four legged animals that look at you with intelligent eyes and even trust, but if I had to choose between human life and animal life, I would choose in favor of human life, even though I wouldn't like it one bit. I do hope it never comes to that!

 
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