If you could only eat meat from animals you personally killed, would you eat meat?
Vegetarians, there are barley puffs and dandelion juice for you in the next room. We'll catch up with you in a minute.
So we know cheeseburgers are great, short ribs braised in veal stock may be even greater, and bacon-wrapped turduckens are proof that sanity is overrated.
And we also know that they come from formerly living, sentient, perhaps fuzzy and cute animals. And we've probably been made aware that some ugly stuff happens between their birth and their final destination in the styrofoam panorama of your grocery store meat section. Maybe you think of this every now and then and feel a little sad before going all velociraptor on that rare ribeye, but then it's over and you're happy again. Never mind that the next piece of flesh you eat will come from an animal who got just as killed.
So, what if you didn't have the privilege of detaching from the killing part? What if Perdue hung up his hatchet, Jimmy Dean shut down the sausage grinder and went back to singing "Big Bad John", and others followed suit until no one was left to do the dirty work for you?
What if you could only eat meat if you killed it yourself?
You don't have to hunt or butcher it. When you want a burger, a healthy, robust 1660 lb. cow will appear in your living room or yard, along with fail-safe supplies for killing it humanely. You just have to touch it on the forehead, look it in the eye, and do the deed.
Clean-up will be magical and instantaneous except for your hands, which you will have to wash yourself. All the meat and other parts of the animal will be available for your use or consumption stored in a conveniently located freezer. You can bring it to your favorite restaurants and have them prepare it for you if you like.
It's almost dinnertime.