Remembering a Happier Time

Today I was leafing through a cookbook with the IF topic “Expired” in the back of my mind. When I saw a photo of a glistening ham with all the trimmings I was reminded of a recent dinner with friends. As we ate a deliciously prepared meal, my friend recalled this story: Earlier in the week she had made a visit to a local farm to pick up some freshly butchered meat. In the field were hogs of all shapes and sizes romping freely. She commented to the farmer (possibly with a tinge of guilt) that the pigs looked so happy. He replied that “Yes they lead very happy lives. They just have one really bad day!” So, sorry vegetarians, (I was one for ten years), and yes, it’s kind of tragic, but it’s survival of the fittest, not survival of the delicious!

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