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Facebook Founder to become a Hunter?

According to a CNN Money story today, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, has made an interesting personal commitment:
The only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself,” says the Facebook founder and CEO.

In Zuckerberg’s Facebook account of the decision, he goes on to say:

I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn’t want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive. That just seemed irresponsible to me. I don’t have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from.

Amen to that!  Perhaps Zuckerberg has been studying up on the great Aldo Leopold, because his rationale sounds a lot like Aldo Leopold’s famous passage from A Sand County Almanac:

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.

To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue.

Since his commitment, Zuckerberg and his girlfriend have been slaughtering their own goats, chickens and other animals for meat.  Zuckerberg goes on to say that he’s interested in going hunting. 

Well, in a world increasingly detached from the land that sustains us, it’s incredibly interesting . . . and I’d even say encouraging, that Mr. Facebook himself is interested in getting reconnected to our hunting heritage.  I, for one, would like to invite Mr. Zuckerberg on a bird hunt with me and my bird dog, Trammell, this autumn.

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The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.  Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre.


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One Response to “Facebook Founder to become a Hunter?”

  1. Great to hear that one of the best known names in the the Dot Com business is seeing the real world food production systems. I like that. Hunting for your own wild meat will be a great thing for him to do.