R Ranson wrote:
Rhys, toss away a perfectly good goat kid? Emotional response aside, even at four days old, that's perfect for harvesting all sorts of delicacies, including the ever important cheese making rennet. Even a capitalist point of view would see this as extremely wasteful. Stuffed with vegetables, that sounds delicious.
raven ranson wrote:
My preference is Halal style. This is a religious style of killing the animal traditionally used by Muslims. The animal is first taken away from the flock so that the other animals cannot hear, see or smell the event. When done properly the animal is calmed. He sits with the animal and calm it down, this can take a minute, this can take two hours, but he doesn't do anything until the animal is calm. The practical advantage of this is that the animal dies without all those stress chemicals pulsing through its system. I find that the smell of the raw meat is a lot sweeter than any other way of slaughtering an animal, it also seems to make the meat far more tender than it should be.