‘A chef who’s cooked 2,000 sheep should kill at least one, otherwise you’re a fake.’
– Jamie Oliver
I don’t subscribe to the idea that those who eat meat should kill it themselves (although I once worked for an hereditary peer who sometimes claimed to follow that policy, though I’m not so sure) because if you must kill an animal it should be done in a way that minimises its suffering rather than your hypocrisy. And while I don’t eat meat (or perhaps because I don’t), I’m more than happy to see Jamie Oliver exposing his fans, and more importantly fans of lamb, to the reality that a cute fluffy thing dies for them.
This really shouldn’t be a shock to anybody. But if it is a shock and, having reflected, you come to view that lambs needn’t be killed and that the world would be a better place if they didn’t suffer in this way, simply stop eating them. Those who react to stuff they find horrible by pretending it doesn’t exist, rather than recognising that choices they make contribute to the nastiness and changing their ways appropriately, really are dangerous.