Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Buzzfeed's " Foodies Kill Their Food For The First Time"

I personally love Buzzfeed videos. They're funny and sometimes they try to be more serious and this video was one of those. Prior to this video, I had seen videos about people trying vegan desserts or cheese, etc. This one I thought was more related to our course. It is titled " Foodies Kill Their Food For The First Time". It was interesting to see how some people handled the killing of the chickens once the middle man, the person who kills, cuts, and packages the animals for human consumption, is removed and instead they are placed in such a position. As expected it seemed to arouse more feelings when it came to killing the chickens themselves rather than seeing the chicken cut into cutlets and packaged in plastic containers. Most of the video is very solemn and most of the people have a hard time killing the chicken although at some points they call the chickens "Buddy" as if it were a companion. At the beginning of the video, one girl wants to stay as removed from the emotion as possible so that she does not evoke more emotions by refusing to play with the baby chicks or take pictures with them like her co-workers had. However, once the chicken was killed, decapitated, organs cleaned out, and plucked clean, the individuals in the video few problems with cooking and eating it. I assume this is because there was no head to stare back at it and there is no sign of life to feel for.  The sense of humanity was removed when it no longer resembled something living.

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