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    It's all about exposure. People who never see porn are more likely to develop an addiction or repulsion to it. Those who regularly slaughter animals are less likely to feel emotional about it. Those who routinely eat green veg are less likely to find it gross. That doesn't mean any of those behaviours is the 'natural' one, just that responses vary based on exposure.

    Do you think humans 'in the wild' cry when they kill an animal, are grossed-out by a carcass or unnerved by the eyes on its skinned head? It's natural to be comfortable with what you are familiar and uncomfortable with what you are unfamiliar.
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    Well that's what I was sayin.... it was my first time looking at teeth and an eye in a stock pot. I probably could get used to it if I were to do it a few more times, which I would only do if the broth came out exceptionally good or if society collapsed and that was the only thing I had to eat.

    When Hubby came home he offered to hack off the offending bits (I have no idea what he did with them). Now the pot is on the stove and the skull is submerged in water so I can't see any OB so I'll just cook the heck out of it and then strain it and hopefully it won't taste nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    It's all about exposure. People who never see porn are more likely to develop an addiction or repulsion to it. Those who regularly slaughter animals are less likely to feel emotional about it. Those who routinely eat green veg are less likely to find it gross. That doesn't mean any of those behaviours is the 'natural' one, just that responses vary based on exposure.

    Do you think humans 'in the wild' cry when they kill an animal, are grossed-out by a carcass or unnerved by the eyes on its skinned head?
    definitely at least as children; theeeen they were probably shamed bitterly by the laughter of women, and beaten ignomoniously like the animals, and didn't express it ever again
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

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    why would the women laugh if men were the mighty hunters out killing
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    I remember the first time I saw the little chicken feet, pressing up against the clear lid of the crockpot, as if they were trying to escape. Gave me quite a turn. I imagine eyeballs would be even harder to take.

    Are you doing some kind of head cheese/souse with it? I love that stuff. I might even be willing to face down some eyeballs to make it.

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    I'm just making bone broth, it's about all the bones I have left. I still have a lot meat fortunately.
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    2 funny. i have a pic somewhere of a deer's head in a pot as we were boiling the flesh off to get the skull and antlers. you get used to it. and if you stop and think about it, at least you know there is teeth and an eye in your stock pot. who knows what is in some of those nebulous pink luncheon meats you get.

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    Good point Seaweed! I'm already get more used to the idea.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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    I have issues with heads as well... if I walk down a market street and see one I get all shivery as well... It's a good way to loos weight cause it prevents me from eating anything...
    and I have it with all heads, even shrimps...just can't deal with the eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    definitely at least as children; theeeen they were probably shamed bitterly by the laughter of women, and beaten ignomoniously like the animals, and didn't express it ever again
    If you read up about 'wild' children:
    -pre-teens in tribes frequently try and hunt on their own and participate in the butchering and cooking of animals
    -feral children always hunt or scavenge carcasses
    Rarely do they ever show signs of growing sad for the animal. The animal is food. Teenagers and young adults, being more philosophical, sometimes feel sorry that an animal's life is cut short and pay it tribute, but children see bodies as ordinary, death as necessary and hunting as as much a part of life and diet as gathering.

    You forget: they eat eyeballs, brains and liver from the day they put solid food into their mouths. They see carcasses from the day they open their eyes. Being upset by death, meat and hunting is equal to being upset by uprooting tubers or eating berries. It is us who live in the unnatural environment, so protected from death and decay. A mere walk in the park will show you death all around you: foxes hunting and eating small animals, dead birds crawling with insect larvae, birds eating insects, small skeletons partially buried by decomposing plant matter. All of this is natural and normal. Yet it frightens and upsets us, because we lock ourselves away from it.
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