okay. i'm beyond repulsed. officially.
i was listening to my bbc 6 weeklies when a radio commercial for an upcoming tv show came on. with echo-y and skewered background music, a male voice sings, "a hunting we will go...a hunting we will go...a HUNTING we will go." followed by a woman's voice asking, "could you kill your own dinner? hunt it, shoot it and prepare it before eating it? from field to fork. kill it cook it eat it."
i nearly tossed my lunch as i heard this crap coming through my headphones.
shock tv sinking to new depths.
the premise of this bbc 3 "show" apparently demystifies how the meat on your plate gets there; from the life of a farm animal to it being slaughtered and butchered to being prepared for consumption in all its graphic and grisly details.
the first season premiered in 2007 and featured the slaughter of real live cows at an abattoir and witnessed by members of the public (meat lovers, farmers and vegetarians) in a restaurant-cum-viewing theatre where these same guests later dined on that meat prepared by a chef.
the second season featured the butchering of baby animals: suckling pig, kid goat, veal, milk fed lamb as well as an overview of the baby meat-producing industry. some animals as young as 3 weeks old. what. the. f*ck?
premiering this week, the third season opens with 9 volunteers (including a vegetarian) going through the process of shooting, butchering/plucking/skinning/gutting and preparing wild deer, wild mallard, wild rabbit and wild grouse.
i'm just listening to the ad and find it disturbing. utterly horrified, i could never bring myself to watch it if it was aired in canada. (it's not)
the one comforting consolation is if someone who watches this may get so turned off by what they see that they decide they could not in good conscience eat meat anymore.
seriously?! this is what tv has come down to?