If you talk to me about cruel foods—or food with a face—I really do understand. I do not eat meat frequently; in fact, I was a strict vegetarian before I became pregnant with my daughter. The cruelest foods, to me, are veal and foie gras, two so-called foods I will not eat. I also won’t eat lobster or any other live animal, and don’t see how anyone else could.
That said, I have to get off my high horse and admit to eating chicken, pork, and beef—not daily like some people might, but often enough to make it count. I know in my head that it’s cruel, and you’d think that it would be easy to be a vegetarian today—it really is—but I was so used to fake meat that now that I’m on a family budget and can only purchase what everyone will eat together, it’s one or the other. It’s a poor excuse, but that’s what I’ve got.
Do you feel as if your diet is particularly cruel? Yahoo Health has listed the eight cruelest foods (according to them) for you to check. I did notice that monkey brains are not on the menu, but I suppose the list includes the most average American diet rather than the exotic eater.