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  • Stephen Battey

    I don't think I could ever bring myself to eat an animal that I raised. Some have it in them, but I just think ducks are too adorable. I've always heard stories from people who grew up on farms that it never really bothered them when their beloved farm animals got put on the table and they just got used to it happening. I don't know if I could be that person.

    • whitingsm

      I think it's good for a person to do that. It at least gives you a connection to the food you eat. Otherwise, you never experience it as the living animal that ALL meat truly is, just as... well, a piece of meat.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I sorta agree with this sentiment. However, when I think of "factory" farms, I appreciate that this is being done as an alternative.

  • Hannah Wasserman

    This is super interesting! Thanks for sharing. I really like the idea of raising ducks as opposed to buying ducks. I think it would be hard to kill something that lived in your backyard (I have personal experience with a dear pig named Domino)-- are there any alternatives to doing the deed yourself? Maybe a butcher or something?

    • Molly Marquand

      Yes! Absolutely. There are a lot of small-scale local butchers around. There's probably one lurking somewhere near you, in fact, and if you aren't going to sell your meat, you don't need a USDA inspected/certified butcher to do the 'dirty work'. People often post these services on sites like craigslist, etc.