Originally Posted by harmonyisarine
Is it horrible of me to look at my father's new chickens and just see future dinners?
Not at all. My Mom bought a black angus steer several years ago for the express purpose of fattening it up to later butcher and eat. The few occasions I got close up to him (he certainly wasn't a "pet" cow) I went both "oooh, you're handsome" and "Oooh, you look yummy". And he was very yummy. And the beef and offal we got from him lasted Mom for over a year.