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02 November 2009 @ 07:57 pm
I have a free hour and so am watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in a River Cottage Spring episode, and he has just caught, killed and cooked a cuttlefish. While that is the sort of carnivorism I approve of, I can't help feeling that it's like eating a quite bright dog. I knew that they were clever from seeing them underwater, but ever since watching The Brainy Bunch, a documentary showing the extreme cleverness of cuttlefish (Kings of Camouflage outside Australia), I can't help think of them as slightly cranky, fluorescing, tentacled border collies.

Despite not being a big meat eater, I am not a radical animal rights person, either, because we're all parts of the ecosystem and some parts are tastier than others (which is why I stay well out of the way of large sharks and big cats!). But horses, dogs and cuttlefish ... it'd be like eating a dolphin. Vegie soup for dinner after that, I fear.

Sherrysherryillk on November 2nd, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
While I'm not adverse to eating horse even though I've never had it, and I can't imagine eating dog because I was raised in a Western society where it's such a big taboo, I have to say, I do enjoy cuttlefish.

For me, it's more about sustainability than intelligence. There are a few things I choose not to eat even though I adore them (sushi eating is especially difficult) but I know it's better if I abstain.
Rosefourth_rose on November 2nd, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
But pigs are really bright too, and cows have very strong personalities. I think if you're starting with that line of thought, it'll eventually have to be veggies all the way...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 2nd, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
I am allergic to pigs, so they are right out! And there will always be sheep ...
uminohikariuminohikari on November 3rd, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
:( :( I just spent the last hour trying to get that video to work, and it still will /not/. *frowns at it*