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Facebook co-founder killing his own food: Fortune

By (공용)코리아헤럴드

Published : May 27, 2011 - 10:40

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SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP) - Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly taken to eating only meat from animals he has killed in order to appreciate that a creature died so that he could live.

The 27-year-old billionaire took on the dietary regimen as the latest in a series of "personal challenges" that he pursues in what little time he spends not working on Facebook, a Fortune magazine story explained on Thursday.

"I'm eating a lot healthier foods," Zuckerberg is quoted as telling Fortune while discussing his switch to slaughtering livestock for his meals.

"And I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals," he continued. "It's easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day."

A Silicon Valley chef who lives not far from Zuckerberg in the Northern California city of Palo Alto has introduced him to local farmers and coached him on killing his first chicken, pig, and goat, according to Fortune.

His first kill was a lobster, which he executed by boiling.

Larger animals that he kills are sent to a butcher, who sends the cut meat back to Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla to be cooked as they wish, the article indicated.

Zuckerberg has shared his dietary endeavor on his Facebook page, where he posted a photo of a chicken he killed and dishes he made using the parts.

"This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," Fortune quoted Zuckerberg as saying in an email.

"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."

Zuckerberg said he takes on a personal challenge each year, with prior goals including learning Chinese and wearing a tie.

"So far, this has been a good experience," Zuckerberg said of his new diet.

"I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals."

He still visits restaurants, but opts for venues with vegetarian offerings, according to Fortune.

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페이스북 창업자 저커버그, 스스로 도살한 고기만 먹어

페이스북의 공동창업자 마크 저커버그가 자신이 죽인 동물에서 나온 고기만 먹는 것으로 알려졌다. 그 이유는 자신이 살기 위해 한 생물이 죽었다는 것을 감사하는 의미에서라고 그는 밝혔다. 

포춘지는 저커버그가 '개인적 도전'의 일환으로 이런 새로운 식생활을 선택했다고 목요일 밝혔다. 저커버그는 포춘지에 자신의 도축에 대해 "그로 인해 요즘 더 건강한 음식을 먹고 있다"고 했다. 그는 또한 "이를 통해 농삿일과 가축 사육에 대해 많은 것을 배웠다"며 "우리가 좋은 것을 먹을 때는 그 음식에 대한 가치를 간과하기 마련이다"고 말했다. 

포춘지에 의하면 실리콘 밸리의 한 요리사가 저커버그를 지역 농부들에게 소개시켜 주었으며 도축하는 방법을 가르쳐 주었다고 한다. 

저커버그는 그의 페이스북 페이지에 자신이 죽인 동물의 사진과 그 고기로 만든 음식의 사진 등을 올렸다. 

그가 처음 죽인 동물은 랍스터다. 그가 죽인 다른 덩치가 큰 동물들은 정육점에 보내진다. 정육점에서는 고기를 잘라 다시 저커버그에게 보낸다. 

"제가 죽인 동물만 먹다 보니 올 해 저는 거의 채식주의자가 됐습니다" 그는 포춘지와의 인터뷰에서 이렇게 대답했다. 

저커버그는 매년 새로운 도전을 시도하는 것으로 알려졌다. 그 중에는 중국어를 배우는 것, 넥타이를 매는 것 등이 포함되어 있다.