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Watch Vegans Try Meat For The First Time In Years

Though I can’t imagine a world where I can never eat meat, I can respect practicing vegans and their decision to avoid consuming anything that comes from animals. It can definitely take a lot of will power to adopt that kind of diet.

The folks over at Facts managed to convince some practicing vegans to try meat for the first time in years. Some haven’t touched the protein in decades and others have only been practicing for a few years.

A plethora of meat-heavy items were placed in front of the panel of vegans, ready to be devoured. Items include sausages wrapped in bacon, steak, spicy chicken wings, a burger, and veal.

Hearty stuff.

Check out all the different reactions to the variety of meats they try. Some of the vegans seem disgusted with the taste and textures of the proteins, while others actually appear to delight in trying the dishes just one more time.

Is it wrong how hungry I got watching this?

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5 Meaty Delicacies That Piss PETA Off

 

There’s no happy ending for any animal raised to be eaten. Yet, while meat processing is questionable in general — how much is government regulation vs. industry self-regulation — there are a few “upscale” meaty dishes considered that come prepared by tactics that are especially brutal at best and straight up unethical at worst. Here are five fancy meals that have a gross, terrifying history before reaching a human mouth.

 

Veal

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Photo: Beef Ambassador

In this process, calves are highly restricted in their ability to move in order to “soften” them up, sometimes by a controversially tiny crate. Most live indoors for their entire existence on this planet, experiencing sensory and exploratory deprivation. From birth to death, it’s a lonely, sad, harmful life.

 

Foie Gras

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Photo: Food Wishes

A duck or a goose is held down and force-fed a thick corn mix two or three times a day by way of shoving a long metal pipe down their esophagus until their “fatty liver” eventually grows to six times its normal size. Then they’re slaughtered. That’s their entire life.

 

Ortolan

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Photo: Geek And Sundry

The bird is kept in a covered cage or box, with the indefinite illusion of night-time tricking it into gorging itself until doubling in size. Somehow this process used to be worse. In ancient times, Roman emperors would just stab out their eyes to make them think it was nightfall. It doesn’t end there. The bird’s then chucked in a container of Armagnac until they drown (to supposedly marinate them).

 

Ikizukuri

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Photo: Compathy Magazine

It’s a fish (though could technically be lobster, shrimp, or octopus) that is basically is prepared alive (that’s actually the literal translation), so it’s still alive and freaking out on your plate with its skin more or less piled on top of them. You watch it die in front of you, gasping and filleted. Then you eat it.

 

Shark Fin Soup

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Photo: The Georgia Straight

Though the bans on shark finning are racking up, this practice is still one of the most cutthroat moves in the ocean. Sharks are caught, their fins are sliced off, and then they’re tossed back, where they either drown, bleed out, or get eaten by predators, since they’re entirely helpless at that point.

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Human Flesh — What Does it Taste Like? Is it the New Bacon?

So after all these years, we’ve finally found something that’s been trending more than bacon: People Meat.

With the nation still in shock over the recent acts of cannibalism in the past few weeks, one of the more recent stories involves Canadian resident Luka Rocco Magnotta who was arrested after he posted a video of himself killing Jun Lin, a 33-year-old student, performing sexual acts on the body, and then sending different parts of Lin’s body through the mail to various political parties. What’s worse, the video showed Magnotta performing what looked like cannibalism on Lin.

Then there was that story of the Florida man who had 80 percent of his face eaten off by a butt-naked crazy guy. Though thankfully, it sounds like he’ll recover from the attack. But it leads you to wonder, with all these incidents popping up, does human meat taste like?

Apparently veal.

According to Slate,  William Buehler Seabrook a journalist and traveler who wrote the book Jungle Ways that was published in 1931, gave us the most descriptive account of the taste of human flesh to date. According to Seabrook, human flesh looks very close to beef when it’s raw, and when cooked, would turn gray similar to lamb or veal. Seabrook said that the meat would smell like beef when cooking and was so close to veal, that an undeveloped palate could not tell the difference between the two.

Seabrook, who travelled the world, has interacted with many different tribes who practiced cannibalism. Seabrook himself has tried the taste of human flesh from a deceased hospital patient in France.

So there you have it. Has your curiosity on human flesh wavered or peaked?

(via: Slate and The Star)

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Cravings

Veatloaf Sandwich

Veatloaf Sandwich, is probably one of the best combos to hit sliced bread since cheese and ham! This sandwich contains a slice of veal, a chunk of homemade meatloaf, a fried egg, cheddar cheese and a blob of mayonnaise. Two pieces of wheat toast hold this baby together adding essential vitamins and grains to your diet… just to keep it healthy, understood? (Thx Doodfoods)