Eating Bugs

Discussion
May 20, 2015

It is a bit of a taboo here to eat bugs, for some reason we find eating bugs disgusting. And I don’t find holding bugs or seeing them disgusting (except cockroaches, noooo way am I coming near one). I think it has something to do with the fact that bugs squirm. We are distanced from the animals we eat, which I think it makes it easier for us to eat them. I think if there were cows everywhere, we would have issues with eating them too.

Along with the fact that bugs are considered dirty, it makes it harder for us to eat. And our natural instincts tell us to scratch the place that itches (in case there is a bug there)- therefore, we want to spit things out if they move in our mouth.

On the topic of many people already eating bugs, I understand that people grow up eating bugs but, I didn’t so its harder for me to imagine myself eating bugs. Though, this could be changed I don’t think people would want to change it. It won’t change until it has to and that time won’t be coming any time soon.

So until then, we shall be eating meat.

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