I love the show Mythbusters on Discovery. But I do have an issue. I am not a vegetarian by any means. But I try to eat more plant-based than anything. Having said that, I don’t make a religion of it. I just have a major problem with the show.
What bothers me is that they use pigs when they want to simulate humans. I don’t have a real big issue with people eating pigs (and I’m a Jew.) What I DO have a problem with is wasting a pig to, for example, show that people don’t fly backwards when shot with a bullet.
This sounds stupid, I know, but it doesn’t matter to me what animal is used. If you’re going to use the animal for meat, that’s mostly ok with me (I have issues with factory farms, but that’s another post), but if you’re going to kill what was a living being to show how people might react to a bullet, that’s disgusting to me – especially for entertainment. What a fucking waste. It pisses me off.[/ soapbox]