By Anonymous - 26/4/2011 02:37 - United Kingdom
Today, I got a letter back from the family I will be staying with as a part of an exchange program. Apparently they own a slaughterhouse type farm, and I'm expected to kill one of their animals and eat it as a gift from the family. I'm a vegan. FML
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By  ilovejorgerabara  |  3

that is horrible!! I'm not even a vegan but I would never kill an animal. or even kill an animal and then eat the animal I just killed.
FYL op

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just remember we eat cows, pigs, sheep etc to keep them in check. Those eating, farting devious animals are actually hell bent on world domination and it is our job to slaughter them and devour their delicious flesh.

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The whole point of exchange programs is to experience different cultures, learn and do stuff you would not normally have a chance to do.
Get over it and chow down.
Becareful what you ask/wish for.

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  insanesna1l  |  0

when i was 3 i hunted and killed a rabid T-rex with nothing but a pointy stick and my wits. i also don't eat food but absorb it through my skin. you may also notice T-rex havent brought out an album in a while

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  Anai08  |  17

I agree with 88. OP's dilemma sounds like a first world problem to me. Experiencing and learning about different cultures is what you signed up for, don't complain about it once stuff outside your western society comfort zone starts happening.

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  edteach  |  0

mayhaps... didn't work out for my friend she claims to have done everything right..... on a side note I've never met a healthy vegan... they are usually all so fragile

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  edteach  |  0

sure I agree completely all those grow naturally and locally everywhere... and are completely affordable and have no carbon footprint to import whatsoever ever just in case someone lives in the 1 spot that isn't covered

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  edteach  |  0

she did all that, I lived with her, if it works for you, yay!! not everyones body metabolizes the same... I never call any of your friends names quit being a douche

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  johnnydudeman  |  0

#32 That's the majority of Americans today; they'll eat whatever someone gives them as long as they don't have to see it processed. I think these people should either go slaughter and butcher a cow or become vegitarians, but that's just me. i agree with this thread, FYL OP. Tell them your religion doesn't allow you to consume meat, and so the slaughtering of the animal would be wasted.

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  TheDrifter  |  23

But be prepared for questions about said "religion" and its practices and etiquette. An exchange program is not just for you to learn about their culture, it's also for them to learn about yours.

I'm actually kind of frightened by the impression op is likely to leave them with.

By  ilovejorgerabara  |  3

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  CitrusGirl  |  0

I'm not going to pretend to be high and mighty. I wouldn't kill an animal, because blood and guts scare me- not because i think its wrong to kill them (but right to eat them).
I've helped clean fish before, at the point where you're just picking bones out and it looks like food instead of living (dead) creature.
I'll eat animal if it's put in front of me, but I avoid companies that I know make the animals suffer.

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  Rusty325  |  4

the thing is, if people had always been vegetarians then our brains would not have developed to the point it has. This is because the protein helps the brain to grow easier. admittedly, you can ingest protein in different ways as a vegetarian but not in the same concentration as meat.
On a different note, i would kill and eat an animal but not gut and skin the animal etc.

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if the op has travelled to s country where it's custom to fees one of your own money making animals it's very likely that refusing the gift would be a huge insult to the family