Facebook’s Zuckerberg slit a goat’s throat? Wow.


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Among the more incongruous reports to come from the tech world lately is one describing awkwardly mild-mannered Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dispatching a goat with a knife.

That is, apparently, ‘the most kind way to do it,’ said Jesse Cool, a Silicon Valley chef and Zuckerberg neighbor who has been the tech wunderkind’s guide on his quest to only eat meat from creatures he kills himself.


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

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. Zuckerberg started off with the relatively goreless boiling of a live lobster.

“The most interesting thing was how special it felt to eat it after having not eaten any seafood or meat in a while,’ he told Fortune. ‘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.’


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Caption: Zuckerberg at a roundtable session at the G8 Summit in Deauville, France on Thursday. Credit: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters.