ITT: We discuss killing, gutting, skinning, ageing and finally EATING animals yourself... How you do it, which animals you have done it to, whether you agree with killing your own food or not.. The dangers and benefits it presents ... and finally the pleasure or alternately the discomfort it gives you!
OK so killing first up. I have killed (for food) Crays, Fish, Rabbits, Chickens, one Pig, Guinea Fowl, Quail, Snake, Wild Boar and a Kangaroo ... the pig was the hardest to kill since i was shit scared when i did it and it was not enjoyable at all since i really like pigs as pets ... but saying that bacon is pretty sick as well... killing Lobsters (crayfish) is second nature to me as i would kill about ten a night when i worked at a seafood restaurant in sydney for about a year and a half ... chickens Meh strange watching them run around afterwards for the first couple of times ... snake was just a python i killed while camping ... used to go boar hunting with a friend and his dad and uncle and shot a couple of boars and a kangaroo ... thats about it.. also i would like to add that i do hold life sacred and i have only killed animals that i have eaten (or for other people to eat)
Gutting - is fucking gross and i hate doing it but its gotta be done ... with fish i dry gut and never touch the fish with my bare hands i always use rubber gloves. I NEVER run water over it to get the blood out, i use chux cloth it takes longer but you get a supirior product that WILL stay fresh longer. I use a paring knife and garden snips for the gutting and gill-ing and try to get both of the out at the same time. Gutting rabbits, chickens and the snake i found pretty straight forward ... i haven't gutted pig, boar or kangaroo other people did it for us
Anyway i find killing animals yourself for a purpose actually brings you closer and gives you a respect for animals that you otherwise didn't have before ... im not saying people who haven't experienced this dont have respect for animals, it just changes you somehow IMO.