Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

Postby baldy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:14 am

This is getting a lot of publicity in the UK, mainly I guess to promote his new TV series.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall who is always very vocal on animal welfare and wrote a very good piece in "Eating" by Jim Mason and Peter Singer.
During a radio interview he tried to point out that eating a pig was the same as eating a puppy. It has since been quoted everywhere and not really getting a good reception. It's really sad that people get so defensive when you talk about puppies and livestock.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... ng-puppies
"In principle," Hugh F-W told the Radio Times, "I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm."
"A wise man once said, "It's easier to buy smaller clothes, than to put on 5kg." ... Buzz
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Re: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

Postby Linnéa76 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:35 pm

I like this Hugh guy. When people talk about how you can be a vegetarian who eats chickens,
I usually say that I'm also a vegetarian but that I make an exception for kittens.
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Re: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

Postby kallefs » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:41 pm

Linnéa76 wrote:I usually say that I'm also a vegetarian but that I make an exception for kittens.

:) I'm stealing that one.
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Re: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

Postby thestoatyone » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:21 pm

So many kittens, so few recipes...

I like HFW, at least he's elevating the quality of discussion on the other side of the fence.
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Re: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

Postby vCLaW » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:46 pm

I watched his new programme yesterday, I thought it was rather good. He has gone vegetarian for the new series. He was saying that most people eat too much meat, and rely on it too much when cooking.

Some interesting recipes, most of them seemed to be pretty much vegan. I now need to head to the beach to find some dulse...
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Re: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall on eating puppies

Postby JP » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:09 am

this has been fantastic - bring it to the mainstream!
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