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2011 Forester 4EAT
I will not eat bacon, mainly because of my extreme love of all animals. As a child, I remember the slaughter of pigs on my family farm. The pigs, while being shot, would scream and crawl atop one another during the process. To say the least, sickening. I eat chicken and fish only, but feel guilty of that! No, I am not a Liberal by any means, but confess to being an extreme animal lover! Pigs are very smart, want to live, much like us humans.
Not to mention, bacon/pork are artery cloggers!!
Your farm that you say you grew up on sounds pretty sad, I grew up on a farm too, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and never once did the pigs scream and crawl atop one another; you were doing it wrong...really wrong.
I guess on your farm, the chickens ran up to you willingly, stretched their necks out and asked you chop their heads off to make a meal out of them (because they aren't as brilliant as a pig?) And the fish, they thanked you for sticking a metal hook into their throat, wrestling them to shore - which of course they love - no stress eh? - and then bashing them on the head a couple of times.
Back to the topic, I love good lean bacon, however we don't eat it very often as I just don't have the metabolism anymore for it! I buy a nice maple cooked ham that is cooked in-store, slice it up and use it for omelettes, salads etc.