Mark Zuckerberg is a hunter. While Facebook’s 27-year-old billionaire CEO and founder is often portrayed as cutthroat, his latest endeavor brings new meaning to the sentiment: only eating meat that he’s killed himself. Zuckerberg’s walk on the wild side is the latest manifestation of his annual “personal challenge.” Previous challenges have included learning Mandarin and wearing a tie everyday so it would suffice to say that this year’s challenge has certainly upped the ante. Zuckerberg says he is now “basically a vegetarian,” “generally healthier”, and has learned “a lot about sustainable living.”
Zuckerberg said he was compelled to begin killing his own meat when he held a pig roast at his house last year, during which numerous guests told him they loved eating pork but were repulsed by the sight of the pig’s carcass because it reminded them that they were, in fact, eating something that was once alive. “That just seemed irresponsible to me. I don’t have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from,” he says.
It sounds like someone read the last chapter of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” in which Michael Pollan wrote about reconnecting with where meat comes from by slaughtering chickens on a farm. Pollan approves of Zuckerberg’s foray into sustainable living, tweeting “Good for him.”[CNN]