I cant get how anyone looks at a suckling pig, basically a nursing baby pig, and puts it dead on a grill or whatever and watches it cook! I actually find it totally disturbing to look at. I get food comes from killing animals, but there is somethin extra gross about looking at a baby animal in full form and cutting it open. I can't do it, in fact I don't eat pork at all since I actually was around them on my uncle's farm and they were pretty smart and pretty cute animals, eating them reminds me of eating puppies and dogs, but then again my cousin went to china where they have a restaurant and people pick out live dogs to eat! So disgusting! I also can not eat veal when I see how cruel they are treated. Same goes for foie gras and how they treat ducks to get this delicacy. My only meat is free range chicken, and I don't wear leather!
But in spite of Brian making me turn off the tv and delete the episode with the suckling pig, I do enjoy his show a lot! I hope it does come back! If dipshit Melissa and marble mouth Aaron can stay on, Brian needs to be on!
I love BB. I eat meat, but not very much of it. And I also realize that something had to die to feed me. Just don't want to be reminded if I don't have to be. Does that make me a wimp?
O/T - Just watched a Bourdain show where they placed a live squirming octopus on top of steaming pot of various seafoods and I guess the ultimate pleasure was to eat it while it was slowly squirming and dying.
I don't think I'll ever be that de-sensitivized to some creature's pain for entertainment purposes.
I don't think it makes you a wimp, if that's the case then we could see people who stand around watching a dead baby pig cook and have no feeling are sadistic. I don't get how people do it, but I don't think they are bad for doing it, just don't want to see it! A piece of chicken breast is different to me than a chicken with his head and eyeballs attached. Kind of like I will not hold a gun and shoot an animal running in front of me.
I also found it creepy that Barefoot contessa visited a chicken farm to get a 'fresh chicken" and picked out some beautiful chicken and we saw the farmer bringing it to the barn to be slaughters. Blech! I am not saying I think she is evil, it's just something I can't do and don' t get doing.
In the casee of Bourdain, that is a different story. He is not like Brian or Ina, he is literally doing cruel things on tv for sensationalized segments and it's cruel. I remember when he took a beating heart out of some creature and ate it. Putting animals alive in boiling water or hot pans like they do to live crabs IMO is cruel, and so is what they do to lobsters.