Chris Pratt has been on a break from social media for the last month. On Tuesday, January 16th, however, Pratt returned with a post that probably reminded him why he left in the first place.
Apparently, Pratt is now a farm owner. Not only that, but he personally slaughters his own lambs and eats them. His vegan followers were none too happy about this Instagram pic he posted:
Incensed vegetarians sounded off in the comments section:
It's not so much about vegans losing their s**t. It's about killing an innocent, living being feeling pain and suffering just like we do. Would you kill a dog? No? Then why kill a sheep?
We claim we are an evolved species, so we can justify what is morally right and wrong we are lucky enough to have this thought process, yet we make choices like this.
Meat really is murder. No possible other truth. This is disgusting. The Smug face of supposedly ‘kind’ meat? Did you hear from the other sheep personally that they didn’t notice? Arrogant arrogant man.
Pratt himself seemed to enjoy his new passtime. He wrote in the caption:
Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month. His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a tv. Then Wocka my butcher works his magic. Right now the meat is for friends, family and gifts. Soon though it may be available to my followers as we test recipes and open up to market. Gotta get some things dialed in first. I have found a new passion to add to my many others. #farmlife and jack loves it! You’ll know where to sprinkle my ashes. I’ll tell you that.
Other commenters jumped to Pratt's defense.
...you’re doing it all wrong! If you want to help people out (and animals!) you don’t tell them they’re murderers—you tell them the cold hard NUTRITION FACTS
...it’s not necessary for me to defend my opinion, eating meat its just natural way of living
...there’s a difference between animal abuse and humanely killing a animal for food.
I have completely lost any respect I ever had for Chris Pratt. Slaughter in itself is completely inhumane. And you cannot compare killing an animal to “unplugging a tv”. That’s absolutely psychotic. All animals deserve to live. https://t.co/um1zeNzZoU— Katie Brumback (@ImFeatherNotDot) January 19, 2018
Pratt seems to be delving deeper and deeper into the farm life. Though it didn't ignite as much media backlash, he also posted the photo of this chicken,
No matter where you stand on Pratt's joy over slaughtering a lamb and eating it, everyone has to admit: that's a cute chicken.