Added by Annika L. Krugel on May 28, 2011
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has embarked on a dietary regime that involves eating only animals he has killed himself, Fortune magazine reports.
It is said that the 27-year old billionaire has taken on the “personal challenge” in order to appreciate the fact that animals die so that he can live.
Zuckerberg told Fortune “I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have.”
He added, “I’m eating a lot healthier foods… And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” as a result of the decision to slaughter the animals for his meals.
Zuckerberg was introduced to local farmers in the Northern California city of Palo Alto by a Silicon Valley chef, and Zuckerberg is now being coached by these farmers to kill his first chicken, pig and goat.
His first kill was reportedly a lobster.
Larger animals killed by Zuckerberg are sent to a butcher who then send back the cut meat to Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla.
While Zuckerberg still visit restaurants, he now opts for kitchens offering vegetarian dishes. “This year I’ve basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself,” he said.