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Jamie Oliver and the Slaughter of the Lamb

World reknown Television food chef Jamie Oliver has found himself in a bit of hot water after slaughtering a lamb on a recent show of his.

Advocates for Animals, said Oliver should be “thoroughly ashamed” because the lamb was fully concious when it was slaughtered. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have come down on Mr. Oliver’s side…sorta. They said “In slaughterhouses, the stun gun often misses the mark and animals remain concious. Showing this scene can hit home the message of cruelty.”

The press in Britain has been having a less restrained response, with editorials peppering the papers, mostly against The Naked Chef’s choice, adding that the slaughter should not have been on the television at a time when children could watch it.

Personally, I think it’s important for everyone, not just adults, to understand where their food comes from. Killing animals happens to be part of the process. The further away a person gets away from that fact, the less they understand food. Should a child watch it? That’s up for the parents to decide.

As for the humane treatment of the lamb? Do they think that the slaughter of animals is in any way a wonder to behold? Regardless of the method of the slaughter, it’s still a violent act, not one pleasant to behold.

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