PETA slams Depardieu for animal slaughter
Animal rights activists have launched a furious broadside at veteran actor Gerard Depardieu after he confessed he "loves" to slaughter livestock for food.
The French star has risked controversy by revealing he enjoys killing animals to cook in his kitchen, and only struggles with pigs because they remind him of a pet dog.
In an interview due to air on Friday, he tells Graham Norton, "I love meat and I love animals. I love to kill something and make a good dish and share it, like love. I am always nice with the animals. But the only animal that is hard to kill is a pig because they are like dogs."
But his comments have infuriated officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who have branded the star "callous" and taken a swipe at his portly figure and the infamous incident last year when he was caught urinating in the cabin of a plane.
A PETA spokesman tells WENN, "Thank God he doesn't show his love for his daughters in the same way that he does to other living beings. It takes a callous soul to be able to look into the panic-stricken eyes of an animal facing death and then casually slit his or her throat.
"One look at him and you can't miss that his stomach rules his head and heart: even his conduct on an airplane shows he surrenders to his bodily urges without consideration for others. Gerard Depardieu could ease his conscience, if he has one, and reduce his waistline and risk of a heart attack simply by choosing Fakin' Bacon and Sham Ham, which taste similar to real pig flesh but are 100 per cent humane."
what do you think?
Can`t say that I find anything to obsene about this. Whats more natuaral to us humans than to kill an animal for food, I could understand the outrage if he was just killing for the sake of killing.
Do not see a thing wrong with what he said. Most of us forget that the meat we eat originally walked about. The concept of a small farm slaughtering it's own animals kindly and efficiently seems like an honourable one to me.
I missed the bit where he tells how he "casually slit" the throat of an animal. I don't think he described the method used. Also, at abattoirs I have been to, creatures are driven in in huge crowds and stuffed into holding pens until manhandled onto a conveyor belt until the inevitable. I can't help thinking it'd be less stressful for the animal to be killed at home as long as the guy knows what he's doing. Obviously, I mean if they are going to be eaten anyway. Personally I wouldn't want to.
It makes him sound like an animal serial killer instead of a farmer who slaughters his own animals. I think it's a ridiculous piece of nonsense. These big abbatoirs with animals remaining unstunned by the gun and terrified because fear breeds fear and the beasts smell blood all around them are like visions of hell. Much better done with a sharp knife in the kindly hand of the man who raised you. And i was a vegetarian for years!
We are indeed level-headed burds, Louisa!
Oh i love that - "level headed burds"!
Apparently, some french restaurants will cook freshly aborted pigletts for you if you want. I heard Nigella describe it once in a radio interview, she said it was scrummy. Seems the french do not have our squeamish attitude to meat. I can't see anything wrong with what he does. I do find the comments from PETA a bit cowardly. Would they say the same things about halal meat ?. I think not.
True - and what is more gruesome than the halal method? I remember seeing a pig wriggle for so long after its throat was slit while it was bled into a big bath, still on its feet. Mad world!