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Kill It, Cook It, Eat It
Reading Hubber James excellent Hub on eating meat I was reminded of the UK Television show- Kill it, Cook it, Eat it.
I vaguely knew what this show was about but thought I would attempt to watch one of the episodes. After all I chomp my way through more than a few dead animals and, as such, I should be able to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak.
I did not manage to watch all the program but here is a taster, no pun intended.
I have avoided the gruesome images for obvious reasons
Kill it, Cook it, Eat it was aired on the BBC.
As the title plainly declares, the show features animals being slaughtered, cooked and eat by the audience.
The episode I watched was aimed at some people's current fad for eating very young animals. It would seem that, to satisfy some people's discerning palate, even younger animals are being slaughtered.
The episode in question featured cute as a button tiny lambs.
The show kicked off showing the animals on the farm were they were raised. It was a nice rural setting and they did seem well cared for. I already now that not all farms are this good though.
The farmer loaded up the animals and off they went for Kill It, Cook It, Eat It.
The audience was a mixed bunch of people. Some were wary of what the shows events might include, others appeared to have no qualms about the slaughter of animals and the like.
I knew that I would not watch all of the show but, in order to form a viewing opinion, I wanted to view a little.
So the animal's arrived. Behind the glass the audience sat. At the other side the slaughter began.
It was very humane and I imagine much kinder than often happens in the real world. You only need to look at some of the cases of cruelty at slaughter houses, that have been reported, to know this is the case. Hillside Sanctuary rescues farm animals and its regular updates have shown, for example, Turkeys about to be slaughtered being kicked and used as a football by certain slaughter men. This to my mind is deplorable.
Still back to the show.
A couple of lambs wandered along toward the first slaughter man. The elder lamb was a little reticent and hung back. The tiny lamb wandered on in all innocence. It looked just like a fluffy toy and nothing like dinner but that was what it was to be. Something that resembled headphones was dropped onto its head. This was to electric shock it. The poor creature shook and I grabbed the remote.
That was enough for me.
Talking to a colleague the next day, she had watched a little further. The shock was not enough to kill the animal and the poor lamb attempted to run off. Apparently it had to be shot in the end.
This show has been popular in the UK but it is not for me. In some ways I agree with shows such as this. Most of us chomp our way through plenty of dead animals with little conscience. If we had to kill them ourselves many of us could or would not.
I know that I would not
After slaughter, the animals on the show were skinned, prepared, cooked and then eat by the audience. The studio audience always have some people who become very emotional. I guess that would be me.
I do not eat a great deal of meat but one thing is for sure. Lamb is no longer on the menu in our household.
I hope, Habee, that this explains my comment on your excellent Lamb Hub which I cannot seem to find.
For those who may want to view Kill It, Cook It Eat It, there have now been four series of this show. It can still be seen on BBC3 occasionally and a further series is planned.