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Could you eat a cow

  1. Jul 19, 2011 #1

    wolram

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    I mean kill it skin in it and remove its guts.
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2011 #2

    berkeman

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    I've done it with deer. Cows are just heavier.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 #3

    Evo

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    You mean physically or emotionally?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 #4
    Done it with rabbits and chickens, with stiff upper lip as survival teacher. But, it's no fun.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 #5
    I've done it with a fish, but I didn't remove the skin, I ate it.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 #6
    You women are all alike.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 #7

    Pengwuino

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    If I knew how, I'd make a game out of it.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 #8

    lisab

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    I've done it to thousands of fish - I worked a salmon slime line in Alaska for a summer :biggrin:.

    Seems a chicken would be a mess, with all the feathers everywhere.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 #9
    Not in the hands of an expert chicken flicker. Two enter, one leaves. Plus a pillow.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2011 #10

    turbo

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    I have slaughtered cows (steers), skun them, gutted them and butchered them. Deer are easier to handle, but if you have a come-along or winch and a sturdy scaffold or tree to hang the steer from, the only real difference in the process is the size of the gut-pile and the weight of the hide. Fresh steer-hides are incredibly heavy, if you're trying to handle them with only one or two people.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2011 #11
    Ask a Hindu.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2011 #12

    dlgoff

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    Yum. Marinated deer backstraps.

    I've raised steers (grain feed) and took them to a meat market that took care of everything. Another Yum.

    My father hunted, so there probably isn't much that I haven't helped skin, gut and eat. Lots of Yums.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2011 #13

    Evo

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    I couldn't do it. If the cow was alive and I was starving, I'd dig up and eat grubs before I would kill the cow. So I kill the cow and live another week before the meat rots and then I die anyway. The cow is superior to me because it will continue to eat grass and live.

    So, that's why I would live on the ocean and eat the crustaceans which live in abundance.

    And I'd gather and grow veggies. I read that in England 200 years ago that a wonderful wild asparagus grew along the sand dunes before asparagus was cultivated.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2011 #14
    the asparagus was probably brought in by the romans much earlier, and escaped.

    yep, i could kill and eat, no problem. once you get hungry, sentimentality loses its appeal.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2011 #15
    I opened some live clams today so killing a cow shouldn't be much harder... :shy:
     
  17. Jul 20, 2011 #16
    How do you emotionally kill a cow? :bugeye:
     
  18. Jul 20, 2011 #17
    Four days without food and I'd be slicing it up and grilling steaks.

    Becoming a coroner would be a lot harder than becoming a butcher.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2011 #18
    If it was a case of starving, then Nellie would get it and I'd be having steak for tea.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2011 #19

    wolram

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    I do not know how any one could do that job.
     
  21. Jul 20, 2011 #20
    Survival instinct is a powerful thing.
     
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