The popular social networking site’s boy genius Mark Zuckerberg is sticking to his own personal food chain these days.
In a recent CNN Money interview, the self-made Internet billionaire turned confessed killer has publicly admitted to only eating animals he has slaughtered himself.
Facebook’s chief executive officer told the online news outlet that he only eats goats, chickens and pigs. “I’m eating a lot healthier foods. And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” he says. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.”
On May 4, the 27-year-old reportedly posted on his personal Facebook page to his 847 friends that he had just slaughtered a pig and goat.
Not surprisingly, the posting sparked a lively discussion among folks whose feelings ran the gamut from curiosity to outright disgust. Zuckerberg then responded to the mix of comments by admitting to setting yearly challenges that expands his interests and disciplines him to a greater degree.
Zuckerberg’s latest predilection falls right in line with his previous self-discovery prowls like last year for instance, he decided to learn Mandarin Chinese and the year before, he adhered to a daily dress code of wearing neckties.
His kill-then-eat or eating with a conscience resolution is reminiscent of mindful eating, the art of paying full attention to the experience of eating both inside and outside of the body.
“I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat,” he says, “so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have,” he told CNN Money.
After Zuckerberg makes the kill, he sends the carcass to a butcher, who then cleans it up, lending a more professional hand.
The idea for Zuckerberg’s latest diet came from his friend Jesse Cool, a Silicon Valley chef, who runs the Flea Street Café. Reportedly, Cool introduced Zuckerberg to local farmers, who then schooled him on how best to kill animals like a goat, pig and chicken by using a knife. Cool told CNN Money, the most humane way to kill these animals is to cut their throats.
Definitely, food for thought.