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Meat musings... (warning: might put you off food!)

Written on: Friday June 29th, 2007

A journal entry from: Elective

A common (yet unpleasant) sight on the streets of Nepal is dismembered carcasses of various animals. Up until this point in my life, I think that I have been ignorant to the process that occurs before meat arrives to the supermarket. In fact, I think that I have actively chosen to ignore it! Not so easy here! It is not unusual to look into a shop and see several skinned goat's heads staring back at you, or plucked chickens in a row with their feet and heads still attached. Let me tell you, it's seriously putting me off eating meat.  As a matter of fact, I haven't touched meat for the last few weeks, bar a bit of chicken in the first week and the bone soup incident... There I was, happily eating some soup for lunch, when I was informed that it was made from boiled goat's bones. Cue me forcing myself to swallow a few more mouthfuls to not look rude, and then hastily saying I was full! Urgh!

Anyway, my point is, it's almost enough to make me become a vegetarian, but then I wouldn't want Nando's to go out of business now, would I? ;) 

 

From shanni on Jun 29th, 2007

Isn't the psychosomatic nature of food odd, though? Why are some things considered disgusting regardless of their taste? Give me bone soup over fast food anyday... :D xx

From Mum on Jun 29th, 2007

I was getting a bit worried there! giving Nando's up.....can't believe that. Lve Mum xxxxx

From Hannah on Jun 29th, 2007

Sounds like the dissection room at the vet college! x