Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg is only eating the meat he kills ... really

If you are the head of the biggest social networking web site in the world, and one of the biggest web sites period, you can pretty much do whatever you want to do. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is doing just that, at least in one aspect of his life. In a new article on Fortune's CNN web site, Zuckerberg says that as a personal challenge he has chosen only to eat the meat that he personally kills.

Yep, that means that Zuckerberg has turned, at least temporarily, into a (sort of) hunter when it comes to his meat eating habits. He tells the web site, "Every year in recent memory, I've taken on a personal challenge -- something to learn about the world, expand my interests and teach myself greater discipline." In 2010, Zuckerberg's personal challenge was to learn the Mandarin Chinese language, a fairly normal pursuit that will likely be very helpful in his business.

But this year it's something quite different. Zuckerberg states, "This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself." He says that he wants to take personal responsibility for what he puts in his own stomach, saying, "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." He adds that since he has taken up this new challenge that he has been eating healthier foods. As far as his meat eating habits he has killed and eaten a lobster and a chicken and now he's apparently interested in going hunting for his next meat meal.

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He is simply showing his contribution to humanity. Think about what you are putting in your mouth. Thats what videos like "From Farm to Fridge" are all about. He hasn't said all Facebook users must adhere to his opinion. Why is everyone going all nuts over this?

I didn't read the other replies, but this guy is an idiot. Does he honestly think just because he kills the animal himself that makes it different? If anything that makes him more barbaric to any vegetarian.

And no I'm not a vegetarian, but this guy is a hypocrite. If he is this stupid, it probably is true that he stole the whole Facebook idea from other students.

"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat"

Someone needs to tell Mr. Z that plants are alive as well.

Mr Byte said,
"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat"

Someone needs to tell Mr. Z that plants are alive as well.

Plants and trees dont have sentience.

If you don't like animals dying so you can eat them, don't eat animals.

I don't think it makes it more moral just because you killed it yourself, just slightly less hypocritical. It does amuse me how enthusiastic most people are about meat but they would be too grossed out by killing it themselves or going to the slaughterhouse it came from.

so if he kills a human he's going to eat that? why is this guy and his sick hobby of interest to anyone??? Hunting is sick, so is wearing fur.

"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat"

and vice-versa: go swimming and if a shark bites you do not complain..........

"This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself."

"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."

He choose to eat what he kill because of that......

Isn't anything that grows technically a form of life? Trees, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. So you can't have life without eating/taking some other form of life be it bacteria, meat, insect, or plant life.


Boy Z - you sure do know how to learn the hardest stuff....lets see you killed a Lobster and a Chicken (according to article)....soooo Why don't you go out in the woods and find something a little more difficult like a freaking bear, deer, squirrel, moose....I don't know.....I'm just not feeling it.

You know I can go down to the local market and pick out a LIVE lobster in a tank and kill it, too - LETS POST A F4$%#%$ STORY ABOUT IT. I used to love NeoWin but that love is starting to wane because of crapola like this...

What a loser... who really cares?? I know hunters and fisherman that really do have no choice but to eat what they kill and if they don't get anything during the season they don't have meat for dinner- PERIOD! No option to take a little cash from the billions in their pockets to feed themselves of family so this is beyond lame.

Interesting to see some nonconformity from the economic and cultural elite, hopefully this could help make healthy food choices more affordable for most people.

tensegrity said,
Interesting to see some nonconformity from the economic and cultural elite, hopefully this could help make healthy food choices more affordable for most people.

This will make 600 Million Facebook users to go out and kill every animal in sight, for food.

I'd love to have the time to go out and kill my family's food but not all of us have the billions in the bank to say, "**** it! I'm not going work today...woman fetch me my gun."

Sranshaft said,
I'd love to have the time to go out and kill my family's food but not all of us have the billions in the bank to say, "**** it! I'm not going work today...woman fetch me my gun."
Yeah no kidding. Some of us have to WORK Zuckerberg!

Another elitist ranting about how great he is. What's new? Seriously how many people care what Zuckerberg eats ? In other news Bill Gates sneezed and had some pizza.

sweetsam said,
Another elitist ranting about how great he is. What's new? Seriously how many people care what Zuckerberg eats ? In other news Bill Gates sneezed and had some pizza.

Steve Jobs eat magical unicorn for breakfast and poo rainbow.

Like how the haters come out, gives me a chuckle. How do you hate a web site again?

I think it's a great idea btw.

What if he goes out hunting with a friend, and his friend kills the animal. Will he refuse to eat it? What if his friend is a farmer who raises animals for meat?

brianshapiro said,
What if he goes out hunting with a friend, and his friend kills the animal. Will he refuse to eat it? What if his friend is a farmer who raises animals for meat?

Considering it says in the article that he'll only eat meat he kills himself, it should be pretty clear.

hotdog963al said,
Fair choice, I couldn't imagine killing an animal myself though, love them too much

So presumably you don't eat them, then?

Laura said,

So presumably you don't eat them, then?

No, no, you misunderstood. He'd hate to kill one himself but is more than happy to devour one if someone else has done the killing.

"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat"

Well aware of it thanks, and I couldn't care less.

Lannister said,
"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat"

Well aware of it thanks, and I couldn't care less.

His point is that you shouldn't carelessly eat flesh. I agree, rarely eat it myself.

LukeEmery said,

His point is that you shouldn't carelessly eat flesh. I agree, rarely eat it myself.

And I don't agree with that point, hence why I said I couldn't care less.

Lannister said,
"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat"

Well aware of it thanks, and I couldn't care less.

+1 thanks for the info Zuckerberg.

LukeEmery said,
His point is that you shouldn't carelessly eat flesh. I agree, rarely eat it myself.

*om nom nom flesh*

warwagon said,
I've killed and eaten a rabbit before. It tastes like Chicken.

Rabbit is awesome! It really should be more readily available and included in more meals. I wouldn't say it tastes like chicken though.

s1k3sT said,
LOL @ people getting upset over a decision that has nothing to do with them...

I am not upset, just saying that he is a moron. I could careless about his life.

s1k3sT said,
LOL @ people getting upset over a decision that has nothing to do with them...

But if it wasn't for Zuckerberg you wouldn't have friends. Socalising never happened.

I might call my first child "Like" just like that other dumbass couple.

hotdog963al said,
So there is a slight possibility that you care somewhat?

Well he must care, because you can't care less than not caring at all. No possibility about it.

n_K said,
wow great, front page news worthy for sure, hurry up and get it up on bbc news too!1
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Not sure how many times I have to say that there is no such thing as a 'front page'. The news are arranged in a chronological order. Newer means closer to the top. As such, when this bit of news got posted, it came up at the top. It has nothing to do with importance or how awesome it is. Additionally, if you didn't care about it... why did you bother opening and reading it in the first place?

Metodi Mitov said,

Not sure how many times I have to say that there is no such thing as a 'front page'. The news are arranged in a chronological order. Newer means closer to the top. As such, when this bit of news got posted, it came up at the top. It has nothing to do with importance or how awesome it is. Additionally, if you didn't care about it... why did you bother opening and reading it in the first place?


It got posted on the front page, this isn't news, it's some ****ty opinion no-one cares about.
I read the title, opened and posted my dislike for such pathetic ****. Got some other comeback as to why negative opinions shouldn't exist? Let's become nazis and 'cure' those that give non-positive feedback...!...

n_K said,
wow great, front page news worthy for sure, hurry up and get it up on bbc news too!1
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I enjoyed it. I was a vegetarian for a year, then a pescetarian for 4 years after that. This is exactly what I think people should do.

n_K said,

It got posted on the front page, this isn't news, it's some ****ty opinion no-one cares about.
I read the title, opened and posted my dislike for such pathetic ****. Got some other comeback as to why negative opinions shouldn't exist? Let's become nazis and 'cure' those that give non-positive feedback...!...

Gotta love the arrogance in your comment. "oooh I dont care about it therefore automatically no one else possibly could"

Metodi Mitov said,
Not sure how many times I have to say that there is no such thing as a 'front page'.

Front page as in posted on the homepage opposed to the forums.

n_K said,

It got posted on the front page, this isn't news, it's some ****ty opinion no-one cares about

I fail to see how this is opinion. You might not care, but they doesn't change the fact that he only eats meat he kills.

nub said,
I fail to see how this is opinion. You might not care, but they doesn't change the fact that he only eats meat he kills.

This is a tech news site for news on tech.
Some idiot that owns a social network site, his preference on food is even slightly tech related? Oh wait what's that, NO! It ****ing well isn't.

'Gotta love the arrogance in your comment. "oooh I dont care about it therefore automatically no one else possibly could"'

Just looking at everyone else's comment I can see strong positive corrolation in the 'don`t care less about this worthless ****' category.

n_K said,

'Gotta love the arrogance in your comment. "oooh I dont care about it therefore automatically no one else possibly could"

Wut?

n_K said,

This is a tech news site for news on tech.
Some idiot that owns a social network site, his preference on food is even slightly tech related? Oh wait what's that, NO! It ****ing well isn't.

'Gotta love the arrogance in your comment. "oooh I dont care about it therefore automatically no one else possibly could"'

Just looking at everyone else's comment I can see strong positive corrolation in the 'don`t care less about this worthless ****' category.

I thought it was interesting. I wish I could do what he's doing myself, I'm a very healthy eater.

And it sounds like you live a very sad life from the way you talk (type).

MidTxWRX said,

I thought it was interesting. I wish I could do what he's doing myself, I'm a very healthy eater.

And it sounds like you live a very sad life from the way you talk (type).


If you think this is interesting, why are you here? Go to bebo or something, this is a tech site, not some site about some individual that has nothing to do with tech.

n_K said,

If you think this is interesting, why are you here?

Well, he's obviously here because he thinks it's interesting, and it's here. You contradict yourself.

You don't mandate what Neowin does or doesn't report. They find and share news that is in relation to our technological world, and I'd say Zuckerberg has some real prominence in that. Maybe it isn't just another review of some graphics card, but the word review dictates some opinion first off, and a site that only reports on bits of hardware is quite dull indeed. Go grab yourself a Popular Mechanics and see if you can't work out your unresolved psychological issues. I find the toilet is a great place for thinking if you need suggestions.

Ooh! Or maybe MidTxWRX likes reading comments from people with over-inflated egos or temper issues! I think I'll go with that. =)

n_K said,

If you think this is interesting, why are you here? Go to bebo or something, this is a tech site, not some site about some individual that has nothing to do with tech.

God forbid they post something that deviates from the boring norm. I bet you throw up a ruckus when they change the layout at your local supermarket, too. NOW I HAVE TO LOOK AT FOOD I DON'T WANT TO BUY AND THEREFORE NOBODY ELSE WANTS TO BUY THIS IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO MY SHOPPING TRIP NOW OH MY GOD