October 13, 2011

How Far Would You Go....?

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First off - I should probably apologize for the disgusting image above. I don't know if any of you watch Survivor, but last night's episode was pretty disgusting. I seriously had to fast forward through the last part of the challenge using my DVR because I really thought I was about to vomit. Let me set it up for you...

To win the challenge, the teams had to have the most amout of meat bitten off a pig in a certain amount of time. Each team had its own pig and basket and all castaways had their hands tied behind their backs. The entire challenge was shots of them gnawing at this huge pig on a spiggot and running to the basket and spitting it out. Grossest. Thing. Ever. Not only was it disgusting, but it turned out to be really dangerous too. 3/4th's of the losing team team had injuries to their mouth, jaw, gums, or teeth!

So after I got over the "grossness" of the challenge it got me to thinking. How far would you go? I'm sure you've gotten this question before. "Would you eat a burger for 1 million dollars?" I've always been a huge fan of reality competition shows. The Amazing Race, Survivor, and Big Brother are probably my favorites, but there's one thing that's always stopped me from applying to be on them - I could never eat meat in order to win money. You know how they always have challenges on those shows where they're forced to eat something really gross during competitions. I just couldn't do it...I go back and forth with the idea that I could do so much good in the world with that much money, but to me it's just dirty money. I would never judge anyone else who would - I just don't think I could do it!

Would you give up your Vegan ways (if you are a vegan or vegetarian....) to win money?

11 comments:

  1. if it was like millions, then yea. You may see it as dirty money but I'd see it as an animal that, sadly, has already been killed, but with that money how many animals could I save from being killed in the future? maybe I could buy out a slaughter house or meat company? How knows... But I bet it would outweight 1 burger?

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  2. Nope. Never. No amount of money is worth eating the rotting flesh of what was once another living creature. They can keep their dirty money. I will have no part in the senseless killing of one of my "Children" as that is exactly how I view Animals. Forget it. Not even for a BILLION dollars!

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  3. No. I'd regret it if I did.
    If I was dying of starvation I would eat meat to survive but that's about it... and even then you can fast for over a month before it would come to that.
    You can do good in so many other ways- its just not worth it.

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  4. It's one thing to eat a burger for a million dollars... That's a tough one for me, because I've suffered (some) from lack, but I think I'd regret it, and I'd be ashamed to tell people how I got the money. Thankfully, it's not a bridge I've had to cross. But defiling the corpse of a poor animal that way, without even actually eating the meat? That's wasteful and despicable.

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  5. I wouldn't be able to. It would cause me to have some form of post traumatic stress disorder. I'd have to think about what I did for the rest of my life. However, if someone I knew was broke and out of home, then I might do it, accept the consequences, and move on. But I'd never do it for my own selfish gain.

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  6. No way - I could not do it. Money is a brief thing - morals and your personal belief system is what centers your soul. Your soul sticks around a lot longer than cash.

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  7. megan.brianna - The winning tribe did wind up being able to eat the meat (that they spit out) at the end of the challenge - so at least it wasn't wasted.

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  8. Eww, they ate the meat that all the teammates spit out into the basket!? If possible this just got grosser! This is why I don't watch survivor, it totally grosses me out. I could never do it, not even for millions. Maybe a burger would be different since it looks like food instead of a huge hunk of animal on a spit. But I don't know, it would still be morally challenging. The gross out factor would just be a little less.

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  9. Last year or the year before on Amazing Race there's that one chick that is doctor and she had been a vegetarian for years and she did just that. She said she felt awful but kept telling herself it was for the $ the whole time. I was so like, I couldn't do it. And my friend if I was ever to do that show with is a vegetarian too but she said if she had to, she would do it. I'll never eat meat again in my lifetime. It's hard enough on myself when I accidentally eat something with eggs or milk in it. I can't imagine what my body would feel like or the thoughts in my head as I was eating meat again. I just love animals too much!

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  10. I couldn't watch it, it was so gross! Then they found out they got to take it back to camp and they were HAPPY about it!!! I know at that point they really don't care about the spit and what not, but ughhhh. Disgusting!

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