Mark Zuckerberg Under Fire: "Animals Taste Better When You Hunt Them Yourself"

A Bad Taste

A Bad Taste

We all love animals. Well, at least, most of us do, and that includes billionaires such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

But it is his comments recently during a backyard barbecue that he live streamed, which has many people left with a bad taste in their mouths.

When You've Killed It Yourself

When You've Killed It Yourself

As reported by The Sun, Zuckerberg told of his love of hunting and fishing during the stream.

Of course, there's no huge deal there - many people enjoy those things. But it was when he told viewers that animals taste better when you've killed them yourself that had people feeling a little bit odd about the whole thing.



Half Of The Joy

Half Of The Joy

“Smoked salmon is good, but I have to say it’s not quite as good as brisket and ribs," he said when a viewer suggested he should smoke the salmon.

“Although, you know, the thing that really makes it good — and I think half of the joy is that things taste better when you make them yourself. And they taste doubly better when you’ve hunted the animal yourself. So, whether you’re fishing for the salmon or going hunting for a boar, that’s a big part of it".

More Connected

More Connected

“You feel more connected to what you’re doing and what you’re eating, and then you cook it yourself and it’s this whole experience," he said (interesting word choice: "more connected").

Okay, so we get where he was going with it, but we can also see how some people in some corners of the internet may have been a little put off by the comments.



Even More Connected

Even More Connected

Zuckerberg then continued the theme when he said that hunting was something he enjoyed as it allowed him to feel more "connected to nature". While some would argue that, to connect with nature, you don't necessarily have to shoot it with a gun, we do get what he's saying.

“I feel like if you’re going to eat meat, then you should get to know where it comes from," he said.