Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: “I’ve basically become a Vegetarian.”

Via on May 26, 2011

“I only eat meat I kill.”

“I just killed a pig and a goat.”

Props, Young World Ruler…

Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan and Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver would approve:

“I’m eating a lot healthier foods,” Mr. Zuckerberg told Fortune. “And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” he says. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.”

And, in a message to Fortune:

This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I’ve basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself. So far, this has been a good experience. I’m eating a lot healthier foods and I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals.

I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn’t want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive. That just seemed irresponsible to me. I don’t have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from.

More from Fortune:

“I was surprised by how many of my friends have interests in some of the areas I’m exploring in such diverse ways. Many are vegetarian, some enjoy hunting and some even farm. My girlfriend is my main partner in this, though, since we eat the most meals together.”Zuckerberg’s learning curve has been evolutionary: moving from sea creatures to land animals. His first kill was a lobster, which he boiled alive. He says it was a difficult kill, at least emotionally. He had an entirely new feeling once he took a bite: “The most interesting thing was how special it felt to eat it after having not eaten any seafood or meat in a while.”

After the lobster, the next animal to fall at his hands was a chicken. What’s next on this journey? He’s told people that he’s interested in going hunting.

Zuckerberg says the new kill-what-you-eat diet hasn’t changed his frequent restaurant goings; he just limits himself to places where he can eat vegetarian…for the rest.

Bonus: the chef who’s Zuck’s mentor in this endeavor:

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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23 Responses to “Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: “I’ve basically become a Vegetarian.””

  1. michele5908 says:

    "I don’t have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from." wow, how well put. I have little doubt that mindset would change the food choices of most Americans…not necessarily to vegetarian, but at least away from factory farming, undoubtedly a step in the right direction.

  2. elephantjournal says:

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    Brian Adler I bet that makes him the richest vegetarian in the world, for whatever that's worth.
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    Elizabeth Pickett That's unfortunate. I like doing the opposite of what Mark does.

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    Marcus Hartsfield this just really smells of a precious privileged white life.

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    Jeff Zelnio I think that is fantastic, good for him!

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    elephantjournal.com
    Awww, Marcus? I'd think we'd celebrate the fact that he's taking responsibility for his diet and thinking about sustainability. He is obviously privileged, but this is a positive development: true obnoxious privilege is taking everything fo…r granted—just eating factory farmed/tortured animals, for example, as 95% of us do in US, whether privileged or now.

    I think it's so easy for you and I to be a hater online…getting sick of it. Can't we just give props, be gentle, be constructive once in awhile?

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    Nicole Kutun what a tool!

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    Marcus Hartsfield ok, ok…..i see your points and i agree with you. i dunno, it just seems like a thing a privileged person does because they can and then they flaunt it. poor people do not have this luxury.

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    elephantjournal.com I hear you…but poor people across the world obviously hunt their own animals. Zuck is a thought leader, whether we like or no, and Facebook is a world shaker. So seeing him get more educated as to factory farm system, diet, responsibility is heartening, personally.

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Nicole, did you read his commentary, or just comment after reading the headline? Read his words, I think you'll see more thoughtfulness than you might expect. ~ Waylon Lewis

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      Nicole Kutun I am vegan and he sounds like a moron sorry! tormenting animals and saying your basically a vegetarian is like a factory farmer saying he loves animals. This interview makes him sound moronic, what sustainability? sustaining a life of cruelty? not a fan.

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      elephantjournal.com Nicole, I think you as a vegan should celebrate the huge step forward toward awareness and kindness (getting rid of 95% of meat in his diet) that he just took. This may not be as ideal as your diet, which is admirable, but it's a step forward?

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        Nicole Kutun Waylon I did read the interview, I attempt not to make scathing remarks unless semi-informed. Nope still not a fan, being an ethical veganist hearing people talk about killing and eating just makes me ill, but hey thats just me. a life of sustainability also should apply to my fellow sentients,

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        Jeff Zelnio Wow, I am quite shocked by these responses to this. I was homeless and vegetarian for years..what does wealth have to do with it? Millions of Indians are vegetarian. This seems like the first steps to a more conscious life for Mark Zuckerberg, this should be celebrated and encouraged.

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        Nicole Kutun fine Waylon but killing my homey's is not making me happy, didn't he say he was going hunting after the chicken murder? aw i love me some hunting mishaps…

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        Jeanne Hall Fey I think the less ignorance about things in the world, the better. I tink it is great.

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        Uranda Wanyu Jangchub Chödrön it doesnt make sense to me and i dont care who he is,

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        Nicole Kutun Cool has introduced Zuckerberg to nearby farmers and advised him as he killed his first chicken, pig, and goat. "He cut the throat of the goat with a knife, which is the most kind way to do it," I'm just saying you can see why I am not celebrating.

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        elephantjournal.com Nicole, we can agree not to celebrate the killing of innocent feeling animals. But we can also agree to celebrate that he's eating 95% less animals, most of which likely came from factory farms, where animals live a daily hell.

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          Nicole Kutun wow when someone cuts my throat or yours I wonder how kind I will find it. I will stop now because I see that I am on another page then most here. I will not celebrate this in anyway I will mourn the tragic loss of life:(

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          Carol May Watson i haven't eaten meat in over twenty years. i have always said that i can repsect humaine respectful hunting if someone is feeding their family. i personally couln't look a dear in the eyes and shoot it. therefore eating meat is not for ME. i get what he's saying.

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          Adenia Linker nichole, i have enough obstacles on my own path that i don't usually have enough time or energy to give to being angry at someone because they don't meet my ethical/moral standards… in order to really enjoy ej online mindfully, I kinda live by the mantra that you don't have to go to every argument you're invited to…

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          Nicole Kutun cool like I said I am done, said my peace and am cool. I am not arguing I am stating my opinion, just as all others have done.

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          Nathan Cook Like Zuckerberg, I also only eat meat that I kill. But I actually kill A LOT of meat, so I guess I'm not a vegetarian.

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          Peggy James I had posted a link to this earlier which promoted a thoughtful discussion. My family and I are primarily vegetarian because we have agreed that we will not eat something we wouldn't kill ourselves (and none of us can kill an animal) – I appreciate that he is taking this responsibility…

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            Kelly Larson
            This is a great show of personal and ecological responsibility. Throughout nature we can see that there are predators and prey. I have lived by a similar philosophy for my adult life – I only eat meat that has been hunted by someone I kno…w. I do this because of the issues with factory farms as well as with slaughtering practices and the much more. An animal that lives a free life in the wild and is hunted is living a pretty great existance, and dies in the same way that most animals in the wild die – by their prey (unless hunting didn't happen and they starved from overpopulation – ecology anyone?). This is how life has happened for millenia. I see that Mr. Zuckerberg is taking a different approach (not starting with hunting), but seriously – the method of slaughtering in many places is a HUGE problem, and not just for the meat that people eat – also for animals that are used for pet food, prescription medicine, etc. I am impressed by this move in a very good direction, and appreciate his publicity. I wish more people would take so much responsibility for their food. Anyone buying organic fruit from another continent lately? How is that transportation process supporting healthy lives for any animals (or humans) on land or sea? None of our choices have simple consequences. Bravo Mr. Zuckerberg, for taking difficult steps toward appreciating the gift of what nourishes your body.
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            Angie Marlow
            I agree with you Nicole…I find the idea that we are prepared to accept or admire "ethical" killing of an animal a nonsense. You know it's been said before & I'll say it again….you can't have ethical rape or ethical child abuse and in t…he same vein you cannot have the ethical taking of something elses life. It's an idea that is being promoted now amongst those that can afford it to appease their consciences so they can continue to eat meat. It seems insanse that we could applaud someone for slitting another sentient beings throat & letting it bleed to death, I acknowledge that the life of a factory farmed & animal that is slaughtered en masse is hideous & obscene. But how do you measure the fear & pain that the animals this douche bag has personally killed to that of one in a slaughterhouse. Dead is dead and there's no coming back from that.See More

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            Carrie Wuerfel status update: Mark Zuckerberg is eating less meat. BFD, not "basically a vegetarian!"
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            Grey A. Drane
            Sorry, but to me equating rape and child abuse to killing animals for food, and effectively putting all members of the animal kingdom on the same level, is just flatland nonsense. Humans are at the top of the food chain, so I see no reason …to try and pull ourselves out of the food chain entirely. But I do see how messing with the natural order of that food chain can really (m)uck things up in the ecosystem.

            That doesn't mean that I'm for the industrialized torture and slaughter of animals for food. And I also would have a hard time killing an animal myself. So what I do is try to eat organic and local as much as possible, so that I'm eating the meat of animals that have lived a good life. And I don't see anything wrong with that.
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            Grey A. Drane ‎(Grrr… meant to add one last paragraph, but hit enter instead.)

            So you're free, of course, to eliminate meat because you can't stand to see any sentient being killed. But I don't think it's a sound enough argument to be used to criticize the choices of others who just want to limit their meat intake for health or environmental reasons, which I think are better reasons for not eating (much) meat.

          • elephantjournal says:

            Brian Adler Grey, I eat meat sometimes (rarely). But I don't rationalize it the way you do. From the point of the animal, it is an event of unequalled severity. We put their suffering out of our minds. But of course it still happens even when we're not paying attention to it.. Hierarchies are totally made up. Their suffering is a reality. Isn't it odd that we (myself included) so effortlessly ignore that?

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            Ned Hamson Sounds a bit as though Mr. Zuckerberg is channeling Howard Hughes.

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            Grey A. Drane
            ‎"Unequaled severity", Brian? I don't know. I can think of lots of things that are more severe than quickly killing an animal. Unless your only metric for severity is the ultimate outcome. But if you're measuring it based on degree of suffe…ring, which you seem to be, I'd say there are lots of things that cause greater suffering.

            Although I suppose we could get really philosophical and debate what "suffering" is. Does pain equal suffering? I'm not sure it does. We can feel pain and not let it bother us, so without "suffering", I'd say.

            And as for hierarchies being made up, again, not so sure. Some types of hierarchies, sure, but not all, I'd say. If anything is made up, the idea that "thou shalt not kill animals ever" is made up. But there you go. :)See More

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            Brian Adler I think you're missing my point. Clearly the animal wishes to live (above all else). That's my only measure (and point).

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            Brian Adler How many acts of violence (verbal as well as physical) would we commit anyway if we had the identical experience as the one receiving our aggression?
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            Brian Adler It is the fact that we all (as a species) measure somewhere on the scale/spectrum of inability to empathize/relate to the experience of others (an essential criteria of being a psychopath) that we commit any of the harm we ever cause.
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            Angie Marlow Yeh Grey I think you are totally missing the point.
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            Ayumi Adriana Rivers Excellent
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            Layce Andrews This guy has zero vegetarian in him! And that fact that he considers himself one disgusts me. Since when were you able to eat meat and still be a veg.? Being proud of killing your own meat….hah…all it is, is pure murder and unfortunate to see that humans get away with it. ….Humans don't even have the proper digestive system to be eating the stuff. So why people are still eating it …who knows

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            Ruth Lordan jewish vegetarianism we started the vyvle of killing with cain and abel when we stop eating meat, the lion can lay down with the lamb, and world peace may follow not sure yet it if will work, but worth a try

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            Grey A. Drane
            The wish to live above all else. Hmm…. OK, so let's play a little thought game. Let's say all of humanity spontaneously decided to never kill another living being. "Do no harm", as the saying goes. So that covers actively killing somethin…g, obviously, but what about knowingly allowing other living beings to die prematurely? Surely that's just about as morally reprehensible. So what do we do? Extend universal health care to animals, too?

            And let's say we somehow had the resources to extend modern medicine to the vast majority of the animal kingdom, so that most living beings were able to live the full extent of their natural lives. But then what do we do about animals killing other animals? Why should we allow that to continue? And if we do (since I don't see how it could be stopped, even in the purely hypothetical world of this thought game), why is it OK for animals to kill other animals and not for humans? Because of our ability to empathize that animals lack?

            Maybe. But is it possible to empathize with animals and yet kill them anyway? What if it's a choice between us or them? As is basically the case when animals kill other animals. Didn't the Native Americans show empathy for the beasts they killed? Killing them mercifully, giving thanks, and making full use of the animal's "natural resources"?

            OK, in today's world we don't directly need to eat animal meat in order to get the sustenance we require to live. But if we take ourselves completely out of the food chain, what happens to the balance of the ecosystem? What happens if virtually any species is suddenly removed from the ecosystem? Something gets thrown out of whack just about every time. Often with dire consequences for other species that depended on that now-inexistent species, either directly or indirectly.

            So I'm not saying that the industrial mass slaughter and inhumane raising of livestock is necessary, or even a good thing. But surely we must play some role in the overall balance of life, no?

            So it seems to me that pure vegetarianism or veganism can only ever be a (perfectly valid) personal decision, not a universal ideal. That's all I'm saying. :)

  4. elephantjournal says:

    Gary Smith
    File this under Mark Zuckerberg is an asshole. "On his journey toward a more humane approach to food, the 27-year-old billionaire (and mostly vegetarian) has killed not only goats but also chickens and pigs." Mostly vegetarian? Uhm…

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    Waylon Lewis Really? This is way betttter than mindless meat eaters, of whom 95% of our population is composed of. I'd think you'd celebrate the fact that he, in his own words, is not "basically a vegetarian," since he only eats animals/fish he's taken responsibility for killing himself. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/05/facebooks-

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    Gary Smith Not interested in supporting yet another hipster glorifying murdering animals.

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    Erin E
    I was going to send this to you and posted it just a few hours ago :-/ Also sad that he PURCHASED a puppy from some evil puppy breeder (mill/) yet announced that he "adopted" but was later outed for buying one. Sad he is the founder (OR TH…IEF actually as he stole it) of facebook and could set such an example yet he buys a dog and does lots of other bad things. Evil little thief. Wish someone nice/real/honest/humane would start a better site and we could all switch over………See More
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    PS self described vegetarian who "adopted a dog and started facebook (accurate description- likes to kill pigs and other bright animals, purchase inbred puppy mill dogs and steal social networking sites and misrepresent and brag about himself often. TOTAL loser.

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    Ashley M Yep, total loser who we are supporting. But as you mentioned, I'm not sure we are gonna find a site out there that has someone nice running the show. They probably all fish, hunt or butcher animals like Marky Mark. Tough decision here.

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    Philip S http://philbertsuggs.blogspot.com/2006/07/group-s

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    Waylon Lewis Gary, I hear you, but don't you think this is a step forward? A big one? Getting rid of 95% of meat in his diet? Getting rid of supporting factory farmed/tortured animals? It's not vegan, I hear you, but don't know why you and everyone here has to be so vitriolic about what is clearly a major step forward from a thought leader, whether we like him or no. This is yet another example of vegans being really vicious, seems to me. Famous ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek did an interview in Boulder today where he described his diet as plant-based (he's vegan), because he didn't want to be associated with the term "vegan." I admire your work and values. I'm moving toward a vegan diet myself, thanks to your example (I've been vegetarian, as you know, for 9 years now). But this kind of viciousness in these comments does not help your wonderful, necessary cause.

    {Gary is a wonderful vegan leader and writer and there were 40 other comments already in this thread on this page, all or almost all vvvvery negative ~ ed.}

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      Kimberley Richardson This little jerk is no genius. He was just in the right place at the right time. The question is why does he need to kill animals? There has to be some deep seated psychological reason. Perhaps despite his wealth he still feels inadequate. And that is just what he is in my opinion. An inadequate person.

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      Gary Smith ‎@Philip – That dude is an a**hole!

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      Sunil Potnis
      Waylon I agree viciousness is not the solution. I confirmed with my friends who work with Facebook and they said Mark eats non veg and they don't think he is a vegetarian. However they are unable to confirm if Mark actually killed any innoc…ent or not. The Yoga teacher in above link claiming that slaughter helps him is basically a con artist because in reality Yoga is practiced for controlling the mind and breathing is to aide that control of mind. So technically that Yoga teacher has taken a wrong path.
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      Gary Smith
      ‎@Waylon – Veganism is about justice. It's not about baby steps, which continue to support the murder of sentient beings. Glorifying the murder of a being, praising him for killing the being himself, does not interest me in the least. I'm n…ot interested in making people feel better for being less wrong. If we were talking about any other social issue like gay marriage, women's rights, children's rights, you would say I was absurd to praise someone who was abusing gays, women and children. Why do we believe it's appropriate for people to continue to support murder when it comes to animals?

      I do not care what he or any celebrity veg*n has to say, to be honest. I was only surprised because he was listed as a vegan in the rich people article a couple of months ago.
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      Erin Elizabeth
      Waylon, I understand your points and concerns but this guy buys overbred puppies then announces publicly he ADOPTED (really!?) stole facebook says he started it.. says he's mostly vegan and then kills animals himself and boils lobsters (pre…tty cowardly to boil a lobster if you ask me) The guy is just a hypocrite which is hard for me to handle. Again I wish someone would start a competitor… It happened from friendster to myspace to FARCEbook.. can't someone start another? I'd unjoin here and go join that one!See More

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      Sunil Potnis guys wait I am seriously on the way to undo myself from FB for good. I will create my own site to inform and educate. Just as we boycott Chinese products I will do with FB. I just need a day. One friend has written back saying he is aware Mark eats nonveg but not sure of actual killing.

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      Ashley Mills
      Waylon, you do understand Mark is *killing* animals with his own hands, right? I agree with you, it is not vegan, heck it's not even close to being vegetarian. I notice that you see this as a huge success but that is where we disagree as… I see it as a huge setback. It's very hard for me to find any level of respect for someone who is 100 percent okay with murdering a living being. I can only think of what he will do next.

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      Waylon Lewis Gary, I respectfully disagree. Women only make 75 cents on the dollar. That's horrible. But it's also much better than a century ago, when women weren't supposed to work, let alone vote! So it's a step forward, and one I celebrate. Is it enough? Hell no.

      Likewise, civil unions aren't enough. Full marriage equality is where things should be. But legalizing civil unions would be a huge first step for many states.

      It's a process. I think we can work the process, while keeping the goal in mind. I applaud your focus, and your activism.

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        ‎@Waylon – What's the first step? Wealthy celebrities glorifying killing the animals they eat? What exactly is the positive step, that he isn't paying someone to kill animals?

        Women making less money then men is different from women legally… being abused or killed by men. Blacks being lynched by whites. Gays being beaten. That would be more in line with people paying for animals to be killed or killing the animals themselves.
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        Waylon Lewis Yah, I guess I'm just trying to say that at least he's doing a loooot less harm, which might inspire others (he's influential, for better/worse) to think about the mindless harm they're doing, and that's positive. I don't know anyone who's saying he's perfect.

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          Gary Smith Will people see this as him eating less animals or how cool it might be to kill their own animals? My guess is the latter.

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          Waylon Lewis Either way, Gary, they'll remember that "meat" isn't "yummy," it's a sentient being. My guess is that, if meat didn't come in buns and plastic wrap, a whole lot less of it would be bought or sold. 95% less. Most folks couldn't bear to face a terrified chicken or pig and kill it. Most folks can bear to buy meat from a grocery store or restaurant without a second thought.

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            Ashley Mills Waylon, I honestly don't mean to argue or anything but why do you think that someone who kills an animal with their own hands (ugh) is doing less harm than paying someone else to do it? I have seen others say the same thing so I'm trying hard to understand that logic but in the end I just don't get it.
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            Philip Steir
            ‎@ Waylon, What Mr Zuckerberg is accused of doing here is not the ideal way to show animals the respect, love and dignity they deserve as beings who have lives. I don't think slitting anyones thr…oat is actually a step forward. Hmmm. Imagine… what you're actually believing is a positive thing. For instance, here's just one example of the consequences of what you're celebrating. There are 300 million humans in the US and if everyone takes this kind of a "big" step forward and started killing animals with their own hands or slitting animals throats for their dinners…this would not be the most loving, compassionate or best way to spend anyones time working towards a vegan world. Sorry, and with all due respect, you might want to do some basic math on this step forward idea. The arithmetic of killing would not add up as fabulous as you might believe. I can however think of quite a few other possibilities worthy of celebrating as steps forward toward a less violent world other than something as brutal and as unnecessary as this.
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            Anthony Damiano I think we all have our answer as to why animal activists get little respect on facebook :-/ no?

  5. lisa says:

    unbelievable that people would criticize his proactive stance and awareness. I am not a vegetarian nor a vegan, yet I avoid factory farmed animal products. I eat VERY little meat, if any…eggs only from local small farms…etc. Even the head of the Hare Krisna temple is less judgmental..actually he is not judgmental at all!!…regarding those who choose to eat meat. We just had a discussion about it this week and he said it all starts with awareness and making a connection. When we know better, we do better. Om shanti.

  6. nandop says:

    Elephant's headline was one of the few that actually focused on the most important outcome of Zuckerberg talk: that he's basicaly become of a vegetarian. Because "now he feels responsible".

    Cheers to awareness and responsability and to leading example. A loving step towards animals and humanity.

    With awareness comes all the rest.

  7. Kim says:

    He has made a huge step towards living more conscious. Can't we applaud this step in his life journey? Everyone is on their own journey and should NEVER be judged for that. Seriously getting tired of "Vegan" diet people and their high horse. Get off it. Someone here actually said the have "no respect for anyone who eats meat". Really?? Do you hear yourself?? How sad is that, that you respect so few human beings because of where they are at on their path. YOU are not VEGAN. YOU are a human being that eats a vegan DIET. Stop labeling yourselves like it's your job or you received a saint patch from the universe.
    Disclaimer: I don't eat meat, eggs or dairy. I am still Kim. I just have a very selective diet. And I respect all people no matter what they choose to eat.

  8. kmh says:

    great post, huge step forward for MZ. all the haters should realize that the hardline preachy criticism from those calling him a "moron" for even trying to choose a new path is a big reason vegetarianism or at least more conscious eating choices don't spread to a widen audience in North America. Give the guy a break!

  9. Antoinette says:

    Only a militant vegetarian or vegan could miss the opportunity for compassion to a fellow human working on himself and his path. Its a special kind of ignorance, a new breed of spiritual materialism. Its no different than any other kind of religious intolerance. Your path is your own, Zuck (or anyone else) doesn’t have to be wrong in order for you to be right.

  10. 32000days says:

    As a vegan, I respect his change.

    I could go on a flame war about how this means nothing, but I think the world's youngest billionaire becoming more involved and understanding where his food comes from is a good step. The more people get truly connected with nature and realize that meat comes from an animal, not a styrofoam tray, the more conscious we will all be about out food.

    Fellow vegans – we don't win any converts by foaming at the mouth about how evil he is and how this change means nothing. Our viewpoint is a minority – let's not marginalize ourselves by looking any more fringe than we already do.

  11. Na says:

    Props to zuck, he’s making a very thoughtful and respectful decision. And good dialogue here, except for the vegan extremists who have the least open mind of everyone.

  12. marilee r torres says:

    i totally understand his attitude and to some degree try to function along the same line. i have butchered chickens and turkeys and i have caught ,killed and cleaned fish. i could not,would not even dream of facing a cow or pig and ending it's life and eating it.i go days without any meat and when i do eat meat i am mindful of the life it was and i try to be conscientious about using without wasting-using the meat,skin, bones as part of my cats' and dogs' food supply.. zuckerberg is seeking earnestly , and imperfectly, on his life path–as we all are as individual on our journeys.

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