The Battle between Meat & Veggies
Are the owners of Wm Christie Butchers in Bruntsfield Road, Edinburgh really “Psychopaths” for displaying a chalkboard outside their shop proclaiming that “1000’s of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians, so eat meat!?”
Now any sane and stable person would take this statement as a joke, but not the lunatic fringe of vegetarians in Edinburgh and afar, who are now up in arms about this callous slur on their staple diet. Usually they are perfectly happy ranting and raving about how “Meat is Murder”, and other outrageous statements that only fuel their twisted way of thinking.
The truth of the matter is that “Man” since the dawn of time has always been a hunter-gather, with meat always on the menu. Otherwise, why did God make meat so tasty and satisfying to humans?.. If the first caveman helped himself to the leg of a recently deceased sabre-tooth tiger and didn’t enjoy it, then we would all be plant-eaters, with little muscles and totalling depressed hippies. And think about this; look at animals in the wild, you don’t see a pride of lions, lying in wait, slowing stalking and ready to ambush a bush or tree! ..No, they want to do what they are genetically programmed to do; eat meat. We as a species are no different.
I have long advocated that butchers should embrace more choice in their cabinets, adopting a more “meal idea”, than simply a slab of meat sitting on the steak deck, and I have even went as far as to say that my fellow peers should consider changing the word “Butcher” to more progressive titles such as “Artisan Meat Specialist”, or even The Great Meat shop”, just to change the perception of the offerings made. My reason is simple; when the name Saddam Hussein, Klaus Barbie, or any references to real “Psychopaths” who have stained our history are made, the word “butcher” inevitably turns up in the text. (See how I used the word “psychopath” correctly!)… We must change with the times.
I would however like to take my hat off to the owners of Wm. Christie butchers in Edinburgh for a great piece of PR and a real good marketing job, while upsetting a few vicious vegans on the way. Result! ?