He literally kills it himself. On May 4th, the founder of Facebook posted a note on his private profile. "I just killed a pig and a goat," it read. His 847 friends reacted with a wide range of emotions, prompting Mark Zuckerberg to explain that he embraces a new "personal challenge" each year. In 2009, he wore a different tie each day. In 2010, he learned Mandarian.
This year the challenge is meat. A prominent Silicon Valley chef named Jesse Cool lives by Zuckerberg and has been advising him on his journey. She introduced him to local farmers and helped him as he killed his first chicken, pig and goat (not all at once). A local butcher then completed the breakdown of the animal, and Zuckerberg prepared a meal from it.
Zuckerberg further explained his thinking in an e-mail to Fortune magazine: "A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn't want to think about the fact that the pig used to be 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."
As part of the process, the Facebook founder attempts to use as much of the animals as possible. He has eaten the heart and liver of a chicken, and used the feet to make stock. Most of the time, though, he keeps to the vegetarian lifestyle.
What do you think of this latest move?